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Max size on a 16x7?

I "kind of know" a 285 may fit but just want to be sure before I order anything.

Many many thanks in advance.

BTW...I am ordering tires before I do the lift.
 

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And understand that by choosing that max you will invite balancing issues and mileage issues...
 

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You can also run 255/85 16". They're actually a bit taller than the 285's but are only about 10.5 wide and are spec'ed for 7" rims. Check the link below for a write-up about them.

Original post by Naughtydread:
Well if its fitting in a 7x16, the 255/85/16 will fit. I had a set (BFG M/T) on my FJ-70 and I loved it. Most people don't like it because they are narrower and have "less flotation" but they have +/- the same contact area as the 265/75/16 and lower rolling resistance (for the same thread pattern). http://www.expeditionswest.com/equipment/tacoma/bfg_mt_km.html
 

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I personally stuck with 265/75R16. I think it's a good compromise between width and height, keeps the speedo/trip meter accurate, keeps mileage closer to stock, doesn't lower the acceleration, and keeps Nissan from claiming my tires are causing problems if I ever need warranty work because they're stock size. I love the look of the 285's but I didn't wanna go thru all the problems and get even lower mileage since 95% of the time I'm on the road. Now I'm just waiting 'til some black steelies become available so I can pull the tires a little out of the wheel wells so they don't look so small, and I'll be all set!
 

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Many thanks.

I'm not really concerned about mpg's.

I know I'll get a more aggressive look with a new tire, but feel the stock size won't look right.
 

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well, you CAN fit tires on a wide spectrum of rim sizes.. like i had a friend who ran 12.5" wide tires on a 6" rim...

but from the manufacturers, it's different for every tire. for BFG, they recommend a 8"+ rim for 315/75R16...which is sorta like a 35x12.5 tire...getting them to fit the truck is another story.
 
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