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I have a 2 1/2" spacer lift and adj. shackels for the the back to put on my 05' LE 4x4. I'm debating on going w/ 32's or 33's. I know it's totally up to me but just looking for everyone elses opinions. I do mostly pavement pounding and only put about 10 miles a day on the truck, so I'm mostly going for looks. I'm thinking Dunlup Maxx Terrain 32's or Revo 2's for the 33's. Also wondering what might get the better MPG.
 

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Thanks Mike. That would be it.
 

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I am looking at my first set of new tires and I am mostly on pavement but want to have as much off-road capability without sacrificing too much on the pavement. I have been looking around a bit and the Destination A/T looks like a great tire. I was looking at the 265/75/16 (31.7) but I don't know how the 285/75/16 (32.8 ) would fit. The 285 is also another 10lbs heaver per tire over the 275 so I don't know.
 

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I have a 2 1/2" spacer lift and adj. shackels for the the back to put on my 05' LE 4x4. I'm debating on going w/ 32's or 33's. I know it's totally up to me but just looking for everyone elses opinions. I do mostly pavement pounding and only put about 10 miles a day on the truck, so I'm mostly going for looks. I'm thinking Dunlup Maxx Terrain 32's or Revo 2's for the 33's. Also wondering what might get the better MPG.
If you are worried about MPG stick with a smaller 32" tire. Anytime you add weight and more diameter you'll loose MPG's.

If you are after looks install your lift and run some 285/70R17's on your factory wheels. Check this out....

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/...en-frontier-w-stock-aftermarket-wheels-54976/

Your factory 17x7.5" Wheels are approved for most P-metric tires in this size. With your lift and stock wheels fitting this size is pretty easy. Minor trimming or of the fender liner may be required depending on the tire brand and tread.

I am looking at my first set of new tires and I am mostly on pavement but want to have as much off-road capability without sacrificing too much on the pavement. I have been looking around a bit and the Destination A/T looks like a great tire. I was looking at the 265/75/16 (31.7) but I don't know how the 285/75/16 (32.8 ) would fit. The 285 is also another 10lbs heaver per tire over the 275 so I don't know.
On your 2nd Gen Frontier the 265/75R16 will bolt right up quick and easy. This is the stock Nismo 16" tire size. No modifications would be needed.

If you want to run the 285/75R16 I'd recommend a wheel upgrade and a leveling kit. Your stock wheels are only 7" wide and if you want to get the most out of your tires Tire manufacturer's recommend a 7.5" wheel at minimum. Let me know if you are interested in going this route I would be happy to help you select a wheel with the right specs to make this work. It can get a little tricky to minimize tire rubbing when you add this much rubber.
 

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On your 2nd Gen Frontier the 265/75R16 will bolt right up quick and easy. This is the stock Nismo 16" tire size. No modifications would be needed.

If you want to run the 285/75R16 I'd recommend a wheel upgrade and a leveling kit. Your stock wheels are only 7" wide and if you want to get the most out of your tires Tire manufacturer's recommend a 7.5" wheel at minimum. Let me know if you are interested in going this route I would be happy to help you select a wheel with the right specs to make this work. It can get a little tricky to minimize tire rubbing when you add this much rubber.

I have been looking around at leveling kit options but I don't really want a new set of wheels and I did see the 7.5" recommendation. Sounds like it wouldn't really be a problem though, seems like plenty of people run tires specifying min. 7.5" rims on their stock 7" rims. The only problem I've heard from others is that I might have to look around a bit for a shop who will actually put the tires on my wheels.
 

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I have been looking around at leveling kit options but I don't really want a new set of wheels and I did see the 7.5" recommendation. Sounds like it wouldn't really be a problem though, seems like plenty of people run tires specifying min. 7.5" rims on their stock 7" rims. The only problem I've heard from others is that I might have to look around a bit for a shop who will actually put the tires on my wheels.
I know, I know, it doesn't seem like a big deal but from being in the wheel and tire industry for 7+ years myself and working for a company that has been in business for 50 years (this year is our 50th! :) ) I can confidently tell you that just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Here's some more details on the subject. Take it for what you will. I am not trying to scare you I am just trying to make sure you understand the potential dangers. Its my job. I say the same thing to everyone that comes to me with a question like this, ultimately, it is your vehicle and there are no laws against doing it. Yet.

Truth is, there are a lot of things that happen to a tire when you mount it outside the manufacturer's recommended rim widths. Some things you can see, like uneven wear, and some things you can't, like the lack of heat dissipation. When you mount a tire on a wheel that is outside the manufacturer's recommendation you are forcing the tire to flex in areas where it is not designed to do so. This causes the tire to hold heat and heat is a tires worst enemy. The more heat it holds the softer it becomes and the faster it wears it can also cause tread separation and worst yet, a blowout. Mounting a tire outside of the recommendations also voids all manufacturer's warranties. Every tire we sell is covered with a manufacturer's warranty for workmanship and manufacturer defect. This warranty is void the moment you mount the tire on an unapproved rim. (even if you don't drive on it)
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I am definatly veering more towards getting the 33's, although my wallet is telling me the 32's. I just don't want to get a tire thats not gonna fill the wheelwell just right like the 32's would. 33's look so much better.
 
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