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I've been looking at tires for the truck for what seems like eternity and I've finally decided on these. I've heard good reviews on them and I like the aggressive tread they have. I'll have to get new wheels since they won't fit on stock but I'll deal with that later. Just a couple of questions.
Is anybody here running these tires and how do you like em?
Does anybody have a NBS and running this size tire?
Pictures and feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks ahead of time!
 

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I thought you had factory 16" wheels? If so those tires will work fine with the wheels. Don't know much about those tires or know anyone that has them.
 

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My roommate has them on his 01 2500. Good looking tire and they behave well. I would most likely run them since they're cheapish.
 

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I do have the factory 16s but they are 16x7. An inch too short for the tire and the dealer refuses to put them on stock because of it.

Can you post up a picture of the 01? :)
 

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I do have the factory 16s but they are 16x7. An inch too short for the tire and the dealer refuses to put them on stock because of it.

Can you post up a picture of the 01? :)
Go to their website & see the different sizes. I'm not sure what you mean by the wheel is an inch too short for the tire. That makes it sound like they only offer 17" tires. Mastercraft offers enough sizes for one of them to fit your truck. They might have to order them, but more than one size will fit. Go here & click on the link for sizes under the picture.
 

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Go to a different place there is no reason that can't mount them
 

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Dealer won't mount the tire because tread width is too wide for rim width. They're wanting her to get 16x8 rims.

If I were you I'd find a place that will mount those tires on your stock wheels. Plenty of people running 305's / 315's on x7 rims with no issues.
 

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The dealer is just using the approved rim width as a way to get out of any warranty claims down the road. But, not to fear, I worked for a tire shop that sold & ordered directly from Mastercraft. They don't offer any warranty on light truck tires such as the MXT anyhow.
 

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I'll try and snap one this afternoon
 

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Tell the dealer you will sign an agreement to not hold them liable if anything happens. No problem running a 305 on a factory 7" rim.
 

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I can't really go to a different place because I'm going where my buddy works and I can get a discount. He doesn't want to mount them because of the bubble effect and he says if I hit a pot hole wrong it'd pop the tire.
 

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That sounds kinda like bs to me. There is a guy at school who has a a 01 2500 hs with stock rims steelies on it with 285/75r16 bfg ta ko's. If that truck has those wheels mounted up fine Im sure the ones you want will mount up frine to your stock wheels
 

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I can't really go to a different place because I'm going where my buddy works and I can get a discount. He doesn't want to mount them because of the bubble effect and he says if I hit a pot hole wrong it'd pop the tire.
Are you kidding me? Your buddy is an idiot.
 

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Pretty sure [MENTION=2521]BigBlue02HD[/MENTION] is running 15" wide tires on a x8 rim on his 2500hd that he hauls weight and tows with. Maybe he'll chime in. But yea, your 12" wide tire will be fine on a x7 rim. The countless people running 12 and 12.5 wide tires on x7s on these trucks and jeeps etc can vouch for it not being a problem.

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Your buddy is an idiot.
 

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Get said tires from buddy at discount and take them to have them mounted elsewhere.
 

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I love how this turned into being about my rims lol. I'll see what I can do. If everyone is saying they will be fine then I'll go ahead and mount them. Either way I'm gonna get new wheels because my stock ones look like shit.
Anybody else running these tires or this size?
 

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You should be fine with no rubbing running them on stock rims. 305/70 is same diameter as 285/75. Aftermarket wheels that are wider with a lower offset may cause them to rub.
 

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I love how this turned into being about my rims lol. I'll see what I can do. If everyone is saying they will be fine then I'll go ahead and mount them. Either way I'm gonna get new wheels because my stock ones look like shit.
Anybody else running these tires or this size?
Well you were the one that said you were on a budget and got cheap tires. Now you want wheels too? Priorities
 

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Pretty sure [MENTION=2521]BigBlue02HD[/MENTION] is running 15" wide tires on a x8 rim on his 2500hd that he hauls weight and tows with. Maybe he'll chime in.

Yeah.... But, that guys an idiot! I wouldn't do what he does...... :crazy:
 

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You'll have No problem with those I had 305/70 mounted on stock 17s before.
 
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