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OK, so i am currently running the BFG KO2's in 34x10.50-17 and am thinking of moving up to 35's

Will i need to change my stock tire mount to accommodate 35x12.50-17's ?

Keeping in mid that BFG's run a little smaller than advertised...

(My 34's actually measure out to 33.5)

Thanks for the heads up.
 

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What rims? My 35x12.5r17 BFG KM2s on stock rims dont fit on the stock carrier at all. They are too wide. Now if you have aftermarket rims with a lower backspacing, they might fit. All that aside, a 35 is awfully heavy for the stock tire carrier. You should look at upgrading it in some fashion no matter what.
 

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^^^I went with this HD Teraflex Hinged Carrier on mine. It is adjustable and good all the way up to and through 37's. Very easy install.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TpzXGHNgW8

^^^Here is the install video.

Do it right the first time and save your tailgate..
 

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Been running a 35 BFG KM2 (94 lbs) on the stock carrier for over a year now with out issue. I did extend the bumpstops with radiator hose to stabilize it better. Wheel every chance I get.
 

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YEP, i kinda figured that i would need to step up and get an aftermarket tire carrier. i was hoping not to spend $800 to do it. that said, Teraflex makes great gear and is really well thought out. AND Dennis Woods videos are entertaining in themselves.

It seems that with 35's comes a lot of change. New tire carrier upgrade, re gearing your front and rear differentials.

Ahh, where is that money tree again? :)
 

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What rims? My 35x12.5r17 BFG KM2s on stock rims dont fit on the stock carrier at all. They are too wide. Now if you have aftermarket rims with a lower backspacing, they might fit. All that aside, a 35 is awfully heavy for the stock tire carrier. You should look at upgrading it in some fashion no matter what.
I havent upgraded/changed my wheels yet. Im running stock rims. When my 34's are due for replacement in the spring, im going to give the wife her new rims :)
 

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Stock Carrier on stock rim with a 35x12.50 mud grappler over a year with no issues. Doesnt get much heavier than that for a 35
 

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My co-worker has a 35" tire on his stock carrier and it's starting to bend/door doesn't shut properly anymore and it always made noise.i think I paid around $600 for my aluminum teraflex tire carrier with free next day shipping off amazon?i love it,my huge 37" gy mtr's fit perfectly with no noises and the door opens/shuts just like stock.


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Just run the stock rear tire till you save some extra cash,the damage of the door/hinges may not be worth it?


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