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Mickey Thompson Wheel And Tire

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Even if our factory 16-inch wheels would clear the 141⁄2-inch front rotors and dual-piston calipers, we’d still need to go from the 5-on-51⁄2 to 8-on-61⁄2 bolt pattern. In the end we had to bump up to a 17-inch Mickey Thompson Classic II wheel to clear the brakes. We wanted good road manners for towing in all conditions but still aggressive and bulletproof enough to run off-road so we went with 35x12.50R17 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires. While the Classic IIs only had 1⁄4-inch more backspacing than our factory wheels, we gained 13⁄8-inch of track width up front and 31⁄8 inches of track width out back between backspacing and axle width changes.

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