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I've read that you can run a 31x10.5 on a stock chrome rim. Does anyone have experience with the set-up? Wanting a bigger tire but it's my daily driver so I don't want to wear the tires out faster with a undersized wheel. I might also find some 16 steel wheels at pull a part to run a 265/75/16. Whichever is more cost efficient.

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I'm running a Goodyear Wrangler Territory in 31x10.5 on the stock steel wheels. The SE is stock 31"x10.5".... you can fit up to a 33" but I don't recall whether you need to do any trimming.... ask adamzan that's what he's running.

 

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I also run 31x10.5's on the stock wheels. Bottoms out a bit when I hit large bumps at highway speeds, this is due to old suspension components sagging though. Should be all good if your suspension is in good shape.

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I'm certain he is talking about the rim width... I want to say the stock chromies (that came with 235/75/15) are 6" wide and the alloy 'legos' that came on the SE with 31x10.5" tires are 7" wide. Those numbers can be verified by searching around this site.

I had 31" BFG A/T on my first Pathy with the chromies, but IMO they were a little pinched. It'll work, and others have done it, but BFG recommends 7-9" rims for their 31x10.5"

 

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I had BFG AT/KO 32x11.50 on those chrome rims. They cleared the body with no lift. I didn't ever abuse them though.

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Precise1 hit the nail on the head. I'm wondering more how the tires will wear on the highway on the skinner 15x6 wheels. Hate to drop 600-700 dollars on tires only to burn them up in 20k miles

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Mine were used with about 5k miles on them when I got them and they have about 25k on them now with no signs of irregular wear on the rear and still more than 3/4 tread. My steering has kinda chewed one of the fronts though so I can't use that to compare.

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Precise1 hit the nail on the head. I'm wondering more how the tires will wear on the highway on the skinner 15x6 wheels. Hate to drop 600-700 dollars on tires only to burn them up in 20k miles

It won't damage the tires that fast, if at all. I put about 30+k miles on my first pathfinder, and they were mounted and somewhat used when I bought it, so figure 40-50k miles on them. When I got rid of it, the tires weren't quite down to the wear bars and the wear was close to even, maybe only a little more in the center.

I'm not sure what happens when you air down though...

 

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They are the tires in my sig picture...

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Thanks for the insight. Will be ordering tired this weekend

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