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275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby SheepDog [OP] » May 26 2013, 7:35pm

Hey,

So i have time today to get my new tires mounted (275/70R18) but the guy who said I would have my leveling kit by this weekend obviously didn't know what he was talking about.

So my question is, can I fit those tires sitting stock for now and install the leveling kit on Tuesday? Or will they rub even going straight?

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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby Cavy » May 26 2013, 9:41pm

They will more than likely rub without leveling. Even with leveling it, it still might rub slightly at full lock you might have to do some trimming. What your rim width and offset?
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby 09chevyman » May 26 2013, 9:51pm

They won't rub going straight but will probably rub good bit when turning wheel at full lock....I would wait for level kit install...
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby SheepDog [OP] » May 27 2013, 12:04am

Thanks guys, I had the 275/70R18 BFG AT's installed today. They rub a little at full lock or just shy of it. I'm sure they rub pretty good when in a sharp turn and hitting a bump.

But I just took it easy on the way home and they did fine, no rubbing. They look a million times better than the 265/65's. I'll post some pics after I install the leveling kit. Great site by the way, I'm sure I'll be hanging around more often.
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby Farinacci » Jun 01 2013, 3:30am

I just put those same size and BFG's on my truck last month. I had to wait on the leveling kit too. They rubbed on my mud flaps only at about a 45 degree turn and at a certain angle. Once I put the level kit on the only thing I noticed was on the driver side inside fender liner it rubbed at full lock ever so slightly. I took about 2" off of the liner and no problems. I love these tires and it makes the truck look so much better. I will try to get a picture of my truck up here soon.
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby SheepDog [OP] » Jun 01 2013, 4:54am

Farinacci wrote:I just put those same size and BFG's on my truck last month. I had to wait on the leveling kit too. They rubbed on my mud flaps only at about a 45 degree turn and at a certain angle. Once I put the level kit on the only thing I noticed was on the driver side inside fender liner it rubbed at full lock ever so slightly. I took about 2" off of the liner and no problems. I love these tires and it makes the truck look so much better. I will try to get a picture of my truck up here soon.


Yeah, I've never been a BFG guy, I always thought it was just hype. But they were the cheapest in that size and after mounting them, I admit that they look great! Look forward to your seeing your truck.
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby jbstephenson » Jun 05 2013, 5:31am

I have a 2" RC level and 275/70/18's and they clear fine no rubbing at all, but they just barely clear
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby Farinacci » Jun 05 2013, 2:09pm

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Farin those look great! I can't wait to add this same setup on my All Terrain but I gotta wear out the stockers first. How much did they cost installed and all?
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Re: 275/70R18 With No Leveling Kit

Postby Farinacci » Jun 05 2013, 2:37pm

Thanks! I ran over something a couple months ago that put a hole the size of a dime threw the tread and was not repairable so thats why I was able to get the new tires otherwise the wife would have said no! I purchased them at Costco and all said and done it was just shy of $1000 installed.
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