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Nice looking ride . Here comes the stupid question . Exposed wheels are bad in some way . Or its just the look your referring to
 

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I have a similar setup as you. I have 35s on a 3" lift. Before 35s I was running 33s. It isn't the lift that will make 33s look small, it is those Bushwacker fender flares! Because of how far they stick out, smaller, less wide tires get swallowed by the fender flares and then look small. On factory wheels I had to get 12.5" wide tires and 1.25" wheel spacers to compensate for the extra width of the Bushwacker fender flares.

Here are 305/70R16 tires (essentially a 33x12.50R16) with 1.25" wheel spacers on a 3" spacer lift with Bushwacker fender flares.
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And here is a 3" lift with 285/75R16 tires with 1.25" wheel spacers and the Bushwacker fender flares
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Versus having 315/70R17 tires on the same setup
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Running without flares too is always an option
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You don't want tires too small with Bushwacker flares or else it looks like this
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Nice looking ride . Here comes the stupid question . Exposed wheels are bad in some way . Or its just the look your referring to
I think what he's talking about is that the stock rubber fender flares hang down about an inch into the wheel wells. Your Bushwackers simply go from the edge of the metal fender out. So the fender opening on your truck will be roughly 1" larger all the way around then an FJ like mine. I think mine looks great on 33" tires. But with the Bushwackers, it'd look a little like it skipped leg day.
 

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I'm reconsidering going a bit smaller due to mpg concerns..maybe 305's and use 1.25 spacer like FJX2000 did in that pic above .Im assuming the apacers help the tires look like they fit better?
 

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Nitto ridge grapplers weight almost 69lbs @ 305 70 r17
Duratracs weight 61lbs @ 315 70 r17 . Rotational weight affects mpg more than size so prob going with duratrac s
 
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