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Tcoleman01

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Got a few questions I’m hoping you guys can help with. Got 21 AT4. Looking at a ReadyLift leveling kit with upper controls arms. I know stock wheels with 12.50 wide tires and no wheel spacers, the tires will rub the upper control arms.

Can I clear the upper control arms with a 33x12.50x22 wheel/tire with a 10” wide wheel -19 offset and no wheel spacers? With how much room to spare?

I’d love to see 22” x 10” wheels and 33s” with -19/-24 offset. Ever more so the Tis Off-road 547BM

Tires, does anyone have any first hand experience with Venom Power Terra Hunter X/Ts? Id like to hear the good or bad
 

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Holy cow. Are you sure you want to run F rated tires on you 1500?
 

If you load heavy all the time like on the farm, there is nothing wrong with F's on a 1/2ton. But you will feel every expansion joint on asphalt, empty.
 

For a smooth ride, just a D would suffice. What rating are yours now? I know the '21 1500 Denali had 22" D's.
 

Not to side track conversation but i have always liked BFG tires what do y’all thing for the change on a 23 at4 1500
 

Got a few questions I’m hoping you guys can help with. Got 21 AT4. Looking at a ReadyLift leveling kit with upper controls arms. I know stock wheels with 12.50 wide tires and no wheel spacers, the tires will rub the upper control arms.

Can I clear the upper control arms with a 33x12.50x22 wheel/tire with a 10” wide wheel -19 offset and no wheel spacers? With how much room to spare?

I’d love to see 22” x 10” wheels and 33s” with -19/-24 offset. Ever more so the Tis Off-road 547BM

Tires, does anyone have any first hand experience with Venom Power Terra Hunter X/Ts? Id like to hear the good or bad
I don’t yet but I am just purchased a set of 305/55r20 E rated tires. I’ll have them installed Friday and I will let you know. I hear they’re pretty decent for the price. A little road noise but decent. They look pretty good. I am sure I will need to do a little trimming, but I have stock 275/60r20 tires now with a 1” spacer on the wheel. I was trying for a 315/55r20 but found a deal on these. I’ll be sitting about 5/8 wider on the outside so I’ll have to check clearances with the tires on the mudflap area on the wheel well. I am thinking on a black plastidip for my stock rims. I don’t really want to afford the 4k for wheels and tires right now. I’ve heard some guys saying stuff about running 35’s on leveled trucks and say it’s possible. That looks really good to me but I get Luke warm feedback on it from what I’ve read on here. Seems like everyone needs to upgrade suspension? Not sure if this is required or desired. Not a lot of feedback on rubbing with 35’s. Some say they rub some say they’re perfect. Just don’t have very good clarity. So I’m going to sub these tires for another 55k and get the tire replacement coupons in case. Meanwhile I will see about a package upgrade for down the road then maybe have a summer wheel and winter wheel.
 

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Got them installed today. 305x55r20 on stock 20x9” rims. They look good! I have a 1” wheel spacer, already had the ready lift leveling kit with UCA, and had to do the bracket delete and some trimming to the mud flap/liner. The bracket delete got a little complicated but I worked through it. Mostly, the liner likes. To distort when it’s pulled in. So I removed and relocated one holding bolt and put a new hole for it in the liner. Then drilled the anticipated hole in the well liner for the standard tie back method to the old bracket hole on the top. I used the lower hole to anchor the interior on the mud flap then cut off most of the extra interior material of the mud flaps on front. Then I had to cut about 1/2-3/4” on the exterior profile on the mud flap and hammer in the mudflap bracket about 1/2”. I wouldn’t call it professional by any means but it works good and everything is secure and protected. I have full lock side to side no rubbing even going over bumps/curbs in forward and reverse, 4wd or 2nd. Seems like some of the time I would rub prior in 2wd where it wouldn’t rub in 4wd. And forward braking around a corner would rub but not just going around a corner. Not bad for 1200 bucks in tires tho.

Now the review of the Venom Power tires. They’re good. A bit heavy and they make a bit of road noise. They’re aggressive enough where it’s expected. I have the E rated tire, so 10 ply. The ride quality is better than expected. Balancing doesn’t seem to be terrible. I may take them back and have them road force balanced at 70 Mph. Seems like a small amount of vibration at high speed. They corner very well and the stance is very stable. Braking is good. Haven’t tried emergency braking. I wanna do a midnight run in the local parking lot and measure a 60-0 stop at full brake force. I’ll update when I do that. Will probably burn 500 miles before so the tires are broken in and I get an accurate measurement of long term performance. Other than that I like the look and feel. I would recommend. I like going wide on a thinner rim with these as they are boxy and the sidewall looks heavy and very protective of the rim.

Edit: I also took off the side steps. Didn’t like them. Ordered a new set and will install those. Higher ground clearance than the previous set hopefully. These old ones were good for the pregnant wifey to get in and out but they are a bit low for my taste.
 

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Got them installed today. 305x55r20 on stock 20x9” rims. They look good! I have a 1” wheel spacer, already had the ready lift leveling kit with UCA, and had to do the bracket delete and some trimming to the mud flap/liner. The bracket delete got a little complicated but I worked through it. Mostly, the liner likes. To distort when it’s pulled in. So I removed and relocated one holding bolt and put a new hole for it in the liner. Then drilled the anticipated hole in the well liner for the standard tie back method to the old bracket hole on the top. I used the lower hole to anchor the interior on the mud flap then cut off most of the extra interior material of the mud flaps on front. Then I had to cut about 1/2-3/4” on the exterior profile on the mud flap and hammer in the mudflap bracket about 1/2”. I wouldn’t call it professional by any means but it works good and everything is secure and protected. I have full lock side to side no rubbing even going over bumps/curbs in forward and reverse, 4wd or 2nd. Seems like some of the time I would rub prior in 2wd where it wouldn’t rub in 4wd. And forward braking around a corner would rub but not just going around a corner. Not bad for 1200 bucks in tires tho.

Now the review of the Venom Power tires. They’re good. A bit heavy and they make a bit of road noise. They’re aggressive enough where it’s expected. I have the E rated tire, so 10 ply. The ride quality is better than expected. Balancing doesn’t seem to be terrible. I may take them back and have them road force balanced at 70 Mph. Seems like a small amount of vibration at high speed. They corner very well and the stance is very stable. Braking is good. Haven’t tried emergency braking. I wanna do a midnight run in the local parking lot and measure a 60-0 stop at full brake force. I’ll update when I do that. Will probably burn 500 miles before so the tires are broken in and I get an accurate measurement of long term performance. Other than that I like the look and feel. I would recommend. I like going wide on a thinner rim with these as they are boxy and the sidewall looks heavy and very protective of the rim.

Edit: I also took off the side steps. Didn’t like them. Ordered a new set and will install those. Higher ground clearance than the previous set hopefully. These old ones were good for the pregnant wifey to get in and out but they are a bit low for my taste.
Man what a response. I appreciate all the info. I opted out for a set of stock 20”s. The same ones on your truck. I’m going to put a few miles on the Goodyear Authorities that came on them but will be replacing them with a 275/65/20. That extra .50” .75” inch in a 35” tire isn’t enough for me to bother taking things off my truck and zip tying them. Let me know how the tires do for you. They still an option. Thanks again. Great looking truck!
 

Man what a response. I appreciate all the info. I opted out for a set of stock 20”s. The same ones on your truck. I’m going to put a few miles on the Goodyear Authorities that came on them but will be replacing them with a 275/65/20. That extra .50” .75” inch in a 35” tire isn’t enough for me to bother taking things off my truck and zip tying them. Let me know how the tires do for you. They still an option. Thanks again. Great looking truck!
Thanks man! Just fyi, the standard tie back method is to remove the mudflap bracket under the mudflap and well liner and drill a small hole, then use one of the mudflap bracket bolts To “tie” the liner back. This causes a little distortion to the liner so the next interior bolt that holds the liner in place got pulled and a new hole was drilled for that bolt and the liner was sucked back up properly. It took me about an hour and a half to pull the tires and do the work to each side. It was definitely worth it. I had Goodyear wrangler 275/60r20 wheels with the 1” wheel spacer and they rubbed hard. I trimmed the mud flaps and it was a lot better but still rubbed with full wheel lock both ways and going over bumps when I went around corners. Still needed the mudflap bracket delete. I like that I didn’t have to get rid of the mud flaps. There are some good write-ups on this forum for the process.

You will probably be good with the 27565r20’s without really making any mods. I only had to because I put the spacers on. I wanted a little wider more aggressive stance. With these 305’s it’s aggressive and it seems to get a lot of looks. Especially with the stock wheels. I think people see it and wonder how I got such big tires on there. 😂 Lot of trimming. That’s my final answer.

Share some pics of your rig!
 

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