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2010/12/09 15:34:04 (permalink)

What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck?

Being legal, What is the biggest size tires can i run on a pickup truck?

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 15:35:40 (permalink)
    Whatever the biggest DOT legal tire is. 

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 15:53:06 (permalink)
    Depends on your state.

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 15:56:41 (permalink)
    Georgia. Because i see this mud trucks and there tires are like 54" tall and the tread is very agressive. I'm just wondering if there is a Big tire like that, thats DOT approved. doesnt have to be super agressive, just as long as its a tall tire.
     

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 15:59:15 (permalink)
    they make super singles that are massive. ive seen some that are around 54 inches. not sure where to get em but i know they are expensive and they are DOT approved and they are normally used as street tires on some very large big rigs

     
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 15:59:50 (permalink)
    they have a 54" super swamper bogger

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 16:31:48 (permalink)
    Some states, like VA, you re limited to how high your 'factory bumper' is from the ground.  Tire size doesnt matter as long as that bumper is within limits.

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 17:02:14 (permalink)
    SC allows you to raise or lower your vehicle a maximum of 6 inches from manufacturers original height.  Here's the actual section of Article 35 from the SC Code of Laws:
     
    SECTION 56‑5‑4445. 
    Unlawful to elevate or lower motor vehicle; exception for “pickup trucks”.  It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a passenger motor vehicle on the highways of this State which has been elevated or lowered either in front or back more than six inches by a modification, alteration or change in the physical structure of the vehicle.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than twenty‑five dollars nor more than fifty dollars.  Provided,  however, this shall not apply to motor vehicles commonly called “pickup trucks”.
     
    GA only allows you to raise or lower your vehicle 2 inches.  Here's the section from Title 40:
     
    SECTION 40-8-6. 
    a) It shall be unlawful to alter the suspension system of any private passenger motor vehicle which may be operated on any public street or highway more than two inches above or below the factory recommendation for any such vehicle.
    (b) It shall be unlawful to operate any private passenger motor vehicle upon any highway, roadway, or street if the suspension system of such vehicle has been altered more than two inches above or below the factory recommendation for such vehicle.
    (c) It shall be unlawful to operate any motor vehicle upon any highway, roadway, or street if the springs relative to the suspension system are broken.
    (d) Any person violating this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 17:06:28 (permalink)
    they make a 54 in michelin also
     
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 17:24:51 (permalink)
    would irocks be dot i think they make them that big?

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 17:27:37 (permalink)
    they make 49" iroks

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 17:39:55 (permalink)
    what are you wanting to put them on cuz there is no way in **** i would put 40s on a dd max id do is 37s or something like that with a 4-6inch lift max 

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 18:24:02 (permalink)
    What I know people in Ga go by is of your headlights are above a standard stop sign then you are illegal

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 18:27:28 (permalink)
    I think you can run lights lower and get away with the headlight ordeal.  I have seen a few rigs that had the 52" michelins and they had lights under the bumpers.  The guy who owned it sait they were there to keep him legal

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 18:31:09 (permalink)
    my buddy here is thunder bay has a dodge sitting on 54'' with like 18'' lift and it street legal  the whole bumper law must really suck

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 18:31:45 (permalink)
    It varies state to state. Heck, sometimes cop to cop. Some places have very strict suspension laws, others are pretty lax. Some have rules on how far the tires stick out, how high your headlights and tail lights are, and if you have mudflaps or not.

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 18:38:03 (permalink)
    What I know people in Ga go by is of your headlights are above a standard stop sign then you are illegal

     
    So you're saying the rule of thumb for Georgia people is that if their headlights are higher than 7ft, then they are illegal?  That's the standard mounting height of a stop sign.  Just seems far fetched to me.  And so if you're headlights are higher than that, not only are you illegal but you're probably driving something that belongs at a monster truck rally. 
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 19:05:17 (permalink)
    They have to be below the sign part of the stop sign

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 19:24:15 (permalink)
    I'm wanting to Take a Jeep and Lift it like in this video.
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    That Black Jeep That's Swoll.  I wonder how big those tires are. I like it.!
     
     

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/09 19:28:30 (permalink)
    I wonder how much they cost for the tires also?

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 02:04:20 (permalink)
    Try Google. You can find the laws and regulations with the click of a button. The internet is known as the information super highway for a reason.

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 02:12:52 (permalink)
    here its 54s and lights have to be under 5foot off the ground just all depends on where you are
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 02:25:35 (permalink)
    lmao.
    That jeep is not road worthy let alone street legal.  Tires that big are unstable at speed.  You would better off starting with a 1 ton truck frame and axles and stretching a CJ -7 or getting really lucky and finding a CJ-8 body and going from there.  I believe that he is using 2.5 ton military axles also.  Also remember that the full Hydro steering is not street legal either.
     
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 02:30:51 (permalink)
    exactly, and besides theres a guy with a duremax 700hp and has 54 bogger street tires gets 5mpg and has 76 or 83 mudders and gets like 2mpg so yea havin a dd with 54s is stupid sorry man
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 06:19:39 (permalink)
    Oh, its not going to be my daily driver, Just i wanna be able to have a nice toy, that if i do wanna show it off locally i can drive it around on the streeet.

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 07:20:55 (permalink)
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    im not sure if this is who coltrane is referring to but this is Dexter Wrights truck from Clover South Carolina.Hes running 53 michelins with a 14 bolt full floater i believe in the rear and a dana 60 in the front.5.13 gears.He hasnt really been hassled by the cops about it.But this truck stays broke to,transmission pump problems,motor problems,etc...Its a big truck tho,he wont go over 20 mph tho lol.Itl go faster but its gets pretty scary.I know i was sittin at a red light in town,opened the door and stuck my foot out and put it on the roof of a stock s10 lol
     
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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 08:10:24 (permalink)
    Yea, the tires on that jeep are prolly tractor tires and are NOT dot legal for road speeds....not to mention the horrible ride. If it were me i would go with 44 inch boggers a VERY cabable tire, and also VERY popular....best of both worlds IMO. 54's are just TO big imo, they cost to much and are hard on things (huge understatement) not to mention you cant just slap them on a lifted chevy with out some moderate work. Shoot, a buddy of mine has an 80 something chevy on 38 inch boggers and he had to do ALOT of things to run the m good. From motor, to suspension, to steering, so anyways it is still really awsome so post pics with what you end up with.

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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 09:29:25 (permalink)
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    here its 54s and lights have to be under 5foot off the ground just all depends on where you are


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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 10:05:29 (permalink)
    im here in central florida and my friends truck has 54s, it doesnt ride that bad, he has to black out the original headlights because of the police, but its okay cause hes got other ones! 
     

     

     


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    Re:What's the biggest street legal tire i can run on a truck? 2010/12/10 18:59:57 (permalink)
    actually there is a law that states you can only run up to a certain tire size on each class of truck... like half ton, 3/4t, 1ton... ect... but most of the time cops wont mess with you unless your truck is crazy big. ive had several buddies with trucks back in the day that ran the military 53" michelins... one of my buddies had a air bagged (lifted) F250 with 53" michelins and it was rediculous with fully aired up. the cops told him he couldnt drive it on the street anymore so he had to sell it. this was in Georgia

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