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post #16 of 17 Old 08-18-2013, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Thomahawk View Post

I have noticed this myself, only from 30-31's is a big difference, lower mpg, loss off torque, and need to down shift/hold liwer gear at steep hiils.
I might start Get used to it by now, but firstcthing i thought was REGEAR, ha F...
Anyway, no Way back
I've actually contemplated selling my tires to jump back to a stock or near stock size. It drives me crazy...

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-18-2013, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by elcorvino View Post
I always see questions about max tire sizes and then people post that chart. Is that chart based on people who want to run the biggest tires at X height with no trimming? Is there really a big difference of the size tires one could fit on say a 2 or 2.5" lift if they had no intentions of ever diverging from highway driving VS hard wheeling?

Sorry if its a stupid question - didn't want to hijack a thread for this.
Wheel offset affects things in a big way

I have 16x8.5, with 3.5 BS, 265/75x16 tires, and 6.5 in lift
On level ground, the tire would rub on the rear edge of the wheel well, where the rocker trim cover was. (when turning)

When flexed it hits up front WITH Bushwacker flares.

According to the chart a 285/70 should fit with no trim, BUT it doesn't mention BS. Aftermarket control arms usually need less BS to not rub.

So there is definately no one size fits all fixed answer.

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