Best AT 33’s for light off road, hwy and driving our kids to all their activities on paved roads.

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Go ahead. Yuck it up. Let me have it. Finally got my dream truck a 97 Locked FZJ last fall. It is my daily driver. Notched and switched the grill as imo it was the only cosmetic mistake made by Toyota on this very original truck. The emblem fits better on a Prius.

My question is therefore primarily about cosmetics, stance etc as I need new tires soon. I have 275 Yokohama AT’s currently and am thinking 33’s would fit the wheel well better producing a bone stock but slightly more aggressive look or stance.

My question is this...to lift or not to lift. Would a 2 or 2.5 lift make 33’s look too small? Is there a way with heavy springs or something else to get an inch or so of lift so 33’s look proportionately stock in terms of wheel well spacing?

And opinions on AT 33’s appreciated. Some prelim research has me looking st Toyo AT’s and the same Yokohama Geolander AT’s just 33’s vs the current size.

Thanks in advance for the genuine responses and to the rest...”let Er Buck”... I am admittedly just a 45 yr old mall crawler (three kids) finally rolling in my dream truck!

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I have the old man emu 2.5 inch lift and I'm running Toyo Open Country AT2s in 295/75/16 which is 33.4" in diameter. Slightly larger than a 285/75/16. I think they look great with the lift. I don't think you even need a lift to run these. A 315 might look better with the 2.5" lift, but the 295s have served me well for mostly on pavement driving and some forest roads and some trails. Great tire in the snow-- lot of siping. I'm actually about to get another set.
 

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I ran 295’s at stock height for a couple years. They fill the wheel wells a little better IMHO. But offer much fewer choices in tires.

Living in MN I’d choose something that has a lot of siping for winter use. Both the Toyo and Yokohama’s fit the bill. You may want to also look into Nokian. They make excellent winter tires and offer an AT all season as well. Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus - All-Season tires / Nokian Tires
 
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Thank you for the responses! And pictures. My mechanic swears by those Toyo’s! Never even thought about that size as I just didn’t know. Your lift/tire combo proportional look is exactly what I want to accomplish. If you have more pictures please post em if/when you have time.
 
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