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2009 Dodge Ram SLT Big Horn Quad CabWith so many options and tires to choose from, it can be a hard decision to find just the right tires for your truck. One of the biggest factors when making that decision is the tire size. Each make and model of vehicle comes from the dealership with a specific tire size; not that other sizes won’t fit, just the stock tires are the ideal tires for most people and most driving situations. If you are considering getting new tires in a different size there are a couple things to keep in mind

One of the first things to consult when considering getting bigger tires is your vehicle’s owner’s manual . Inside you will find helpful information on your vehicles tires as well as the effects on load capacity and gas mileage. More specific questions can also be directed to the dealership who has a lot of experience and knowledge about your specific vehicle and can probably tell what works and what doesn’t.

There are several things that factor into the size of your tire. The first is the size of your truck. A Chevy S-10 is not going to be able to accommodate the same size tires as a Dodge Ram. Also the style and size of your truck rims will effect the maximum size tires you can put on your vehicle. Depending on your vehicle make and model, you can sometimes fit up to 33″ tires on your truck if it is un-lifted. Although bigger ones might fit, they can interfere you’re your vehicles balance and suspension. However, if your truck is lifted it could accommodate tires of 37″ or more depending on the size of the lift.

As with most things it is best to consult an expert before you make any purchases. They can advise you about what your specific vehicle can handle so that you can be safe out there on the road.

Use our vehicle search tool and we’ll tell you the maximum size recommended for your unmodified truck.

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59 Responses to What is the Max Size Tires can I put on my Truck?

    • Hello Craig,

      I apologize for the delayed response. If you are still looking for a tire, we have a feature on our website where you can put your vehicle’s information and it will show you all the tire sizes that will work. Please don’t hestiate to call us at 888-926-2689

      Thank You,
      Performance Plus

  1. I have a Ford Ranger 3.0 v 6 , i want to put 235/75 R 15 it came stock with 225/70 R 15 can i do this without harming the drivetrain or motor

    • Good video explaining the basics. Our website is built to offer you the rims and wheels that fit your vehicle without rubbing or modification and without you having to use a tape measure and guessing.

  2. I have a 2012 Ram 2500 4×4 Crew Cab with 265/70R17s on 17×7.5 steel wheels with +45 mm offset – and I want to go up to 18″ wheels.
    My choices seem to be:
    1) 275/70R18s on an 18×8 rim with +57 mm offset, or
    2) 295/70R18’s on an 18×9 rim with +18 mm offset.
    My choices of rims are a little limited as I am looking for a plain matte black wheel – I am trying to fill-out the wheel wells without the monster truck look…..
    Q1 – will going from +45 mm to +57 mm cause problem with stress on bearings, etc. ???
    Q2 – will a 295/70R18 wheel be too much and rub somewhere ???
    thanks, tony

  3. I have a 2002 gmc sonoma 2wd sl regular cab truck, I am getting a rough country 2″ lift designed for 2wd trucks and they recommend putting a 30×9.5r15 size tire on, will this size of tire fit on my truck if I had a lift, I want to try and avoid trimming if possible thanks

    • Hi Jance, we do a lot of lift installations, and the answer about if it will require trimming is almost always “it depends”. Depends on the offset of the heels, the size (and make and model) of tire, and just the truck itself. Usually it’s a very minor trimming that we can easily handle at the shop without any issues. It’s hard to imagine taking a Sawzall to your baby, but you’d be surprised how mice it can look once it’s all done!

    • Hi Hannah,

      “It depends” is the answer I will have to use! Depends on the wheel, if you’ve made any modifications (lift or lowering) to the truck. We can usually give you a safe size if you want to go wider to taller. What is the year, make and model of your truck?

      – Tom

  4. I have a 2006 Dodge Ram trx4 and looking to go up to 33″ Mickey Thompsons but most of what I am coming across is 28″ wheels on other sites. Is there any particular reason behind this besides dealers trying to push off what they have as opposed to what is requested? Thanks.

    • If you go larger than 24″ you are likely to have issues with rubbing and will need to modify your vehicle to fit the larger wheel and tire. We recommend up to 24″ which should fit with no issues. If you go larger you can, but we will not guarantee fitment.

  5. I’m picking up a 2018 F150 Lariat. it’s the Fx4 package. What is the largest tires can I put on the 18″ rim (no lift).

    • We haven’t loaded the fitment for a 2017 Chevy Suburban into our system yet, if you call us we can help you decide your best options.

  6. I have Toyota Tundra 2016 with tires 275 65 20 and I want to change it to 33.12.50 R 20. Would it affect my truck will it be rubbing or do I have to make a modification on the truck thanks

  7. Ok I have a 2000 Nissan Frontier crew cab which has a tire size of 235/70r15. Could I swap them out and put some 285/75r16 on my truck?

  8. I have a 2008 Dodge 2500 Slt with a 6” lift. I’m putting on 20×12 wheels with a -44 offset. Can I fit 37s with minimal trimming or only 35s? I don’t want to trim a crazy amount but want the biggest tire possible.

    • With these special setups you are best to call and talk to our of our telephone people, they’ll be able to work with you to figure out what products will fit.

  9. I own a 2015 Ford F250 Super duty and currently have 275-65-20 on my truck. I want to go bigger but not sure how much bigger I can go with out issues. I also tow a trailer. Thanks

  10. I have an 08 ram 1500 leveled with 265/70R17.
    I would like to do 33’s but not sure if it would work. what is the biggest save size for me.

    • Leveling kits make the fitment non-standard – call us and we’ll walk you through measuring your new gaps and working out which sizes will fit.

  11. I have a 2016 Ford F150 SCrew short bed 2WD with a Rough Country 2″ Leveling Lift Kit. My factory tire is a 265/60R18. I would like a larger tire, both width and height. What size(s) alternates can I fit. Also, I tow a 7500 lb trailer about 2-3x/mo so a good towing tire is necessary.

    • Leveling kits make the fitment non-standard – call us and we’ll walk you through measuring your new gaps and working out which sizes will fit.

  12. What’s the largest wheel and tire combo can I go with on a 1997 GMC Sonoma SLS (stepside bed) currently it has stock p205/75r18

  13. Hi I have a Toyota Fortuner 2.4D which fits 17 inch rims, what is the maximum size I can get for the tire so that I can get the best ride comfort, the car has after market shocks which lifts it by 2inches.

    • It is very difficult to give you an exact size with a non-standard (i.e. raised) vehicle – we would need some measurements. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process.

  14. I have a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2wd with a 2inch rough country leveling kit. What is the max tire and rim size i can run. im looking at 35×12.50×20. Will these fit?

  15. Hey I have a 1998 chevy Cheyenne C2500 I want to put wider and a lil bit larger tires on my existing rims. I also purchased some 2inche wheel spacers. I am wondering what size tire I should buy.

  16. I have a 63 Chevy C-10. What’s the biggest size wheel and tire that would look the nicest on my truck. I want a wide tire. Not mudders This is going to be a truck I will take to car shows and be a nicer cruiser. So rim size and tire size. Thank you

  17. I have a 2017 Ram 2500 diesel Tradesman.
    From factory it comes with LT275/70r18 tires.
    I am trying to find out what the widest tire I can run on the stock 18 rims.
    Im not interested in tires of a larger diameter, just much better, and wider at tires than the Transforce at’s it came with.

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