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Not that everyone on the thread needs this detail, but I thought as I would share as I'm going through Tire/Wheel combo analysis and the anxiety of getting something that I may not like after they are put on. Sure the pics look pretty on other trucks and I have gone through countless "View on your car" simulators, but there's something about the real life experience of standing there staring for minutes, maybe hours, of what you just did and how much money you spent *but didn't tell your wife about. Don't want to second guess it!

I currently am running the stock 16's but with 285/75/16. They are Kumho Road Venture AT51 and apparently at 32.8 inches. I really like the stance and they are 10 ply tires and came with the truck. Just literally got the truck a few weeks ago and have yet to do any of off road activity but I plan to. I believe I have a standard leveling kit and the owner before be said he only did about 1.5 inches off the wheel wells. No rubbing at all.




I'm eyeing some 17x9's and fitting the same Kumho tire on them at 285/70/17 - Discount Tire seems to have the best deals and this tire seems to be pretty popular as it seems low on stock other places.

This helped me tremendously with fitment from the tire perspective: https://tiresize.com/comparison/
Fitment from the Rim perspective: https://tiresize.com/wheel-offset-calculator/

My links from a Wheel/Rim Research Perspective:
https://www.customwheeloffset.com/wheel-offset-gallery/275561/2017-nissan-frontier-fuel-hostage-d531-prg-leveling-kit
https://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f78/2010-frontier-stock-offset-backspace-72420/
https://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f78/offset-backspace-how-do-they-relate-61169/
https://www.discounttiredirect.com/learn/offset-backspace

Tires/Rims Fitment:
https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=285&aspect=75&diameter=16&wheelwidth=7&offset=30&width2=285&aspect2=70&wheel_size=17&wheel_width=9&offset2=18

In the end, it's how it looks right after installing them, and with Discount Tire, I'm going to see it immediately after. If I don't like it, then I chose. If I order from Tire Rack or other vendors that will ship it to me, I really don't want to ship something back if I don't like it.
 

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I have been wanting to go 33" tires for a while. Having 16" rims and wanting more of an AT, I have been looking at 285/75r16. The 255/85r16 are attractive as I do not think I need the additional 20 mm of width, but 255 are harder to find and typically only in mud terrains. Having recently bought a set of 265/75r16 snow tires (blizzak DM-V2) my spare set of wheels, which I was going to mount the 33's (285), are now taken. Yes I could peel off my summer tires but I would like to leave them and run them down.

Why not buy another set of wheels. While looking I was thinking that the world is going to 17", and I should too. I like factory alloys, and don't see very many 17" in our bolt pattern. I think there was a 4 spoke wheel that are the ugliest wheels Nissan ever put on this truck. I do not consider myself a vain person, but I jsut can't do it. 18" however pop up fairly regularly.

While checking into tire sizes, I see that a 275/70R18 is a very common size, with every tire manufacture making their most popular AT in. 275/70r18 is a 33" which less width, and less chance of rubbing issues, than a 285. However no one really talks much of this size. Is it just because most of use have 16" wheels? Seems like a very viable option.
Stay with the 16's you'll be better off and won't suffer gas wise from a bigger wheel and tire not all 16 inch wheels weight the same but adding 17's or 18's would render new Brakes because their much heavier

Now keeping the stock rim you will get extra width with 285/75/16 which is good and has lots of sidewall but just keep in mind bigger rims more stopping power needed

I am planning to get some aftermarket pads that are really good / anything bigger than 33's you should get better brakes
 

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Stay with the 16's you'll be better off and won't suffer gas wise from a bigger wheel and tire not all 16 inch wheels weight the same but adding 17's or 18's would render new Brakes because their much heavier

Now keeping the stock rim you will get extra width with 285/75/16 which is good and has lots of sidewall but just keep in mind bigger rims more stopping power needed

I am planning to get some aftermarket pads that are really good / anything bigger than 33's you should get better brakes
Are you talking just the pads, or beefing up the rotors and calipers?
 

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Are you talking just the pads, or beefing up the rotors and calipers?
I would only change Rotors and Calipers/Pads when going into 35 Inch tire Territory

Now with the simple 1 inch difference from stock to the new tire it won't matter much you still will stop further but not like you would with 35's

Getting new Pads that are more heavy duty would be ideal at this point because OEM brakes might get worn a little faster now that there is more weight to stop like 15-20lbs more weight each tire
 
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