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First question is American made brands?
So parameters, reasonably quite and good manners on the highway and decent wear.

Lookin at either a 33x10.50x15 or 35x10.50x 15 mud terrain tire for the first gen yota.
rufs, 3" ish lift.
Searching showed the tall skinny thread not much else.
Gunna flex test it this week with a stupid wide set of 35x12.50x15" on a 12" wide wheel.
Going with a normal 8" wheel how much difference will the same tire react?
Taller, shorter and more sidewall pooching out, or what?
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currently on 31x10.50x15
staying at a 10.50 is going to limit choices most likely, got any brand recommendations?
 
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I like my Nitto Mud's, unsure of their 15" range though. I will buy another set thought as I have 20% or so left on my DD Cherokee, simialr to your toy setup wise.
 
Finding a 34-35" 10.50 width is damn near like hens teeth...
shy of swampers
the narrow 34x9.50x15(bias), 34x10.50x15 ltb( bias), and the 35x10.50 x15 ssr(radial).
Do these still have the reputation for shitty ballance?
They had a rep for not being round years ago...
 
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Gotta go to different size wheel OROROROR find some old 35x10.50R15 BFG muds. But old as I mean 12 yrs old or older. Other option is to go with a 275-70r17 tires OR a UTV tire which some run on the street with good luck but I don't recommend a UTV tire for street vehicle.
 
Maxxis RAZR comes in a 33x10.50. There's a Kenda 35x10.50 but I don't believe it's a full on mud tire.

A 12.5 on a 12" wide wheel would look like brodozer ass and would also be terrible as soon as you aired down. The tire would want to pull off the bead. A 10" wheel will give you a nice flat tread footprint with 12.5's, and an 8" will require a little less PSI to get a flat footprint, and would also hold a bead better on the trail at low PSI.
 
I need to use my 15x8's due to budget...
these rollers are just about clearing at full stuff ..
But look to be rubbing off the sheet metal with a 35 x12.50 on an 8 " wheel.
And before "cut the fender"
I spend a day sectioning these 8 ish inches to keep the lip intact so NO!
I SUPPOSE an 8" wheel will make the 35_12.50 taller and a touch narrower most likely hitting the fender ..

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You either need to go down a tire size or cut that fender before you tear both it and the tire up.

I'd go back to 33s. it looks like you're gonna rub on the firewall pretty badly as well.
 
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It could happed, full stuff it's at the front fender lip, firewall is clear.
fixin to borrow a set of 35" on 8" wheels here inna bit. ..
Thanx cb

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The Patagonia tires look interesting as well. I have a set in a 33" size but again that's a 16" rim. 15" rim are almost extinct, not really but seem that way.
 
The Patagonia tires look interesting as well. I have a set in a 33" size but again that's a 16" rim. 15" rim are almost extinct, not really but seem that way.

my buddy was getting cuts in his sidewalls with the k-spec pats, he tried them in 37's with one rig and then 40's on his new rig, now hes back to nittos

he tried pitbulls, goodyear kevlars, nittos, patagonias and now hes back to nittos
 
I would get some new wheels, 16s or 17s as that opens up your tire options. Do they still make the BFG KM 33x10.50r15? I ran those on a yj and I loved that tire size!
 
Sucking it up and going to a 12.50... km3
Yes they do but can't do Fordyce on 33'$:grinpimp:
Sux a 15" wheel/tire combo is obsolete'ish.
 
Why is everyone saying you can't get tires for 15" wheels? :confused:

Pretty much every tire manufacturer makes off road tires in 33" and 35" diameters for 15" wheels :homer: It is when you want to go bigger than 35" and keep your 15" wheels that options start drying up quickly.
 
True
now find me a 35x10.50x15
cuz spacers suck (ONLY in my eyes)!
Besides swamper or China...:confused:
 
True
now find me a 35x10.50x15
cuz spacers suck (ONLY in my eyes)!
Besides swamper or China...:confused:

But I don’t believe you could readily find 35x10.5r15 even ten or 15 years ago anyway, 35s always came in 12.5 or wider anyway?

what you are looking for just isn’t made?:confused:
 
True
now find me a 35x10.50x15
cuz spacers suck (ONLY in my eyes)!
Besides swamper or China...:confused:

But I don’t believe you could readily find 35x10.5r15 even ten or 15 years ago anyway, 35s always came in 12.5 or wider anyway?

what you are looking for just isn’t made?:confused:

This. 35/10.50/15 tires were always very limited in selection, although there are more options for 33/10.50/15. If you aren't too worried about street legality and your Toyota is pretty light, there are lots of skinny 35" SXS tires for a 15" wheel...

These are pretty new on the scene, but there are a few Ultra 4 teams running them: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrr-mrtxg351055k
 
I need to use my 15x8's due to budget...
these rollers are just about clearing at full stuff ..
But look to be rubbing off the sheet metal with a 35 x12.50 on an 8 " wheel.
And before "cut the fender"
I spend a day sectioning these 8 ish inches to keep the lip intact so NO!
I SUPPOSE an 8" wheel will make the 35_12.50 taller and a touch narrower most likely hitting the fender ..

Could you use 15x10s? I have some laying around, lmk.
 
Thanx
but I would need to go 17" to make a difference.
The 35x12.50 won't clear the axle if hung under the bed.
the 35 x12.50 on a 8" with 4" B's ,,, wheels I borrowed of a cruizer in my club cleared sheet metal but not the springs
Thinking 33's:confused:
 
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Thanx
but I would need to go 17" to make a difference.
The 35x12.50 won't clear the axle if hung under the bed.
the 35 x12.50 on a 8" with 4" B's ,,, wheels I borrowed of a cruizer in my club cleared sheet metal but not the springs
Thinking 33's:confused:

If you found a set of 16's there are some metric's that run 34" ish. Seems to always be a set of 4 runner 16" for sale.
 
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Good idea
I have 2 sets of wheels, I need these for trail use .
Am trying to decide if I can resist the "go bigger" trend these years, I have run big rubber on the taco (sold) and it was fun.
This is a dd that I wheel, so not really decked out as a hard core rig.
If a 35 would fit under the bed I would have pulled the trigger already....
I need to study effin METRICS to find a reasonably close to 35x10.50x15 that wears a m\s tread.
That may be the answer, as the 35 on a 12" wheel would not fit tween the axle and back of the bed.
I figure a 10.5 might change the profile enough to clear?( Big maybe).
A 34 x 10.5 would be fine but only 1-2 out there and they come at a premium price.
Thanks for the input so far guys.
 
If you decide on 33x10.5R15 the Generals look pretty decent and aren’t priced bad.

Would a 3.25” BS wheel work for your needs?
 
Thanks
General and goodrich is on the list of America tires!
I am headed towards a 33, as stuffing a 35 under the bed looks like a nogo (tried a 35-12.50-15-4" b. s.) and it was on the e brake setup.
The 3 3 \4 bs" wheel caused tire rub on springs,
The 4" x12 wide did not. Both 35-12.50-15.
I was wondering about a 35- 10.50 being shorter on a n 8" wheel?
Headed for dusy in Aug so I will need something by then.
Doing Fordyce on a 33 looks like a dumb idea.
 
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I heard Toyos were made here. I would skip generals, never been impressed in the rocks with them. Fordyce on 33's sounds fun.
 
285/75r17 are 34” ish. Sell your current setup get some cheap 17” wheels. Time to get with the times.
 
Lookin at km3's pretty hard.
time to pick a brand....

Looks like I have landed on a set 35-12.50-15's and a 35-10.50-15 spare under the bed.

so the criteria is
American Made
Highway manners
Decent wear as I drive 3+ hrs to the trailMade
more side biters the better

Watcha gott?
 
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