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post #16 of 20 Old 06-11-2010, 10:59 AM
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You wanna know something sad. I had a 2002 Ford Exploder with a set of 265/75/16s with no lift and no rubbing. It is just not right that you can put a 32 inch tire on a stock Explorer and need 4" of lift to put it on a Jeep GC. Granted with its four wheel independent suspension it was limited off road compared to a GC but still Jeep should be better than Ford when it comes to leaving enough room for big tires.


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post #17 of 20 Old 06-11-2010, 01:12 PM
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The bigger picture is just measure for yourself or get the tire store to help. Not all 265/75R16 are the same true size. I have Maxxis Big horns and a Good Year Wrangler TD in the Same size the Goodyear is visibly smaller diameter.

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The bigger picture is just measure for yourself or get the tire store to help. Not all 265/75R16 are the same true size. I have Maxxis Big horns and a Good Year Wrangler TD in the Same size the Goodyear is visibly smaller diameter.

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Well, I've been wondering about what I have planned for mine.


I too will have a 3" IRO lift and want to run 265/70R17 tires. I was thinking about Cooper Discoverer STTs for mine.


So when you guys talk about trimming, what all are you having to trim? I see a few posts about using wheel spacers, but that just spaces the wheels out and doesn't help with the diameter of the tire.

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Well, I've been wondering about what I have planned for mine.


I too will have a 3" IRO lift and want to run 265/70R17 tires. I was thinking about Cooper Discoverer STTs for mine.


So when you guys talk about trimming, what all are you having to trim? I see a few posts about using wheel spacers, but that just spaces the wheels out and doesn't help with the diameter of the tire.

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