I ran 12.50 wide tires on my stockers so depending on the width they may fit the rim but there is no way you can run 35's without a lift. They will rub the bumper the radius arms and the fenders on bumps. You need a 6" lift if you wanna wheel with 35's or you have to trim the fenders. Instead of cutting the bumper you can cut and reverse the bumper bracket connected to the frame and it will extend it forward about 3" and still look factory...
since they are thornbirds i'm gunna guess that they will rub... on everything. and you are gunna need a lift. since you're running thornbirds i'd suggest a body lift. if you were running any other tire i'd suggest a suspension lift.
well than what size tire should i use with hardly no lift.like 33x10.5 or 31 ...something i can just put on with out any issues..i want something aggressive looking ..with out triming the fenders or lifting..:banghead
I'm running 35x14.5 Thornbirds (on a 10" wide rim) on my Explorer. I would never try to squeeze those tires on a narrower rim.
As far as the tires themselves:
They suck in the rain
They suck in the mud
They suck on the rocks
They suck on dry pavement
They are working great at holding my truck up off the ground until they get replaced!!