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Solved Lifts and Max tire sizes

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Joe93, January 11, 2003.

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      Nice chart, that was helping me but since i've no money i got this

      So since i don't have a lot of money to change my rims, i was looking for the perfect size to get in my car.
      I found this website :

      http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php?tires=33-11.5r15-270-80r16

      I don't want them too large so this is the good one.

      See ya guys
       
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      I got a 01 sport trac with some pro comp 15x8s and I was seeing if 31 would fit on my trick with just a leveled out suspension. And then after i got them I was gonna lift the front higher than the back would all this work?
       
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      Can I fit 33x10.50x15 on my sport trac with a Cali lean or california squat on it. From stock height? Or do I need 32?
       
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      I'm hoping this is the right forum to post in !
      I have a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport with 15 inch rims and tires 2wd.
      I'm looking into something to help me get through sand and a little bit of mud, any advice or ideas ?
       
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      bambangs 33s might be tight in the rear with no lift. Spacers might be able to help you out. You could do a body lift and then crank the tbars up a little to fit the 33s
       
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      hey guys this is an awesome site.... question though, i have a 2000 explorer limited 4x4, is there any chance of me being able to fit 265/75r16's (32x10.5) on my stock explorer or in reality am i limited to a 265/70r16 (31x10.50)... the chart didnt say about the 265/75r16 for a 2000 but it said for a 2002 it would fit stock so i was curious if anybody had tried this...
       
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      Getting a bit big there, you'll probably find they'll rub at the top of wheel well every time you go over an everyday speed-bump. When I had 265/70's on & a 40mm suspension lift (my old 98 XLT) they rubbed at this spot at any large bump or wheels in the air type 4wding, I had to slow down a fair bit more than I was used too. Also don't know about how much harder your auto box has to work?? :australia
       
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      do you think that would be rubbing that could be corrected with some trimming inside the wheel well?
       
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      It rubs on the PLASTIC right above the wheel, if you put your arm in there & move your hand around you'll feel a large "shaped lump" as if it's there because of something, especially on the left hand side. I don't know if "trimming" would work or make something liable to be damaged that isn't protected anymore, sorry.
      Let us know what you do ok, cheers :australia
       
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      There's really no room to trim the the top of the wheel well. If your tire is hitting that a lot it means you have too big of tire. Trimming is really just for at the bottom of the wheel wells to clear a turning (as in turning the steering wheel) tire.
       
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      I got a set of 33x12.5x15 for my $250 ranger, It looks like it might have about a 2" lift on it though.
      I'm just going to keep cutting until they stop rubbing! lol
       
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      Just for reference, here are a set of Wrangler RS/T 265/70/R16 on a 2002 Explorer with stock suspension. No Rub, MPH dead on accurate on GPS, highway tested.

      [​IMG]
       
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      I did the 1.5 body lift mod on my 2003 explorer awd and want bigger tires. thinking about doing a 2 or 3 inch spacer lift soon. for now I got a set of 305/70/16 for $100 will they fit with wheel spacers or the spacer lift or should i just sell them?
       
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      Hey bud post your question here (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98) instead. You'll get better/faster answers than on the sport trac sub-forum.
       
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      new to the Explorer game. Picked up a stock 99 sport, 4x4 and manual. love it so far. needs a lil work like basic maintenance/tune up. ANYWAY! i been reading up on tire sizes and see a lot of stock sizes but my sport comes with 16 wheels. i would want aftermarket 16 inch wheels with maybe 31 or 32 inch tires that fit perfectly, no rubbing or mods
       
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      I have a 2002 sport trac and I have a 3" body lift I will be putting on very soon. I have 20" after market rims and I can get a set of tires that are 275/60/20, will these fit without trimming? I really don't want to trim at all...
       
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      If I have an 05 ST Adrenalin, do I go by these guidelines?
       
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      Nope we have much larger wheel wells. Check out the link I posted earlier to the ST section.
       
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      ok so i got american racing outlaw II wheels today. i thought they were 15x8s, but when i got home they were 16x8.5 with a -21 offset. back spacing is around 3.75. now my concern was i wanted 31/10.50/15. now i have 16s. what tires do i need to make them to 31? is it just the diameter need to change to 31/10.50/16? also will those fit without a lift? im gonna try the wheels on tomorrow to see how they fit. but if anyone has answer let me know thanks

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      31x10.50x16 will be the same outer diameter as 31x10.50x15. The standard numbering does not rely on wheel size for tire diameter.
       
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      so i did more reserch and 275/70/16 is closer to 31" tires. so im gonna get some tires soon for these wheels.
       
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      Max tire sizes

      Hello, I'm new to this forum but came here to ask about tire sizes. I'm looking to get wider tires on my 2003 explorer, but I have no idea how wide I can go, or which number on the tire size represents width... I'm currently at 255/70/16s on 16 inch rims, and as I said I'm trying to figure out what I could put on there. Thanks for any replies :)
       
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      255 = section width
      70 = sidewall height
      16 = wheel diameter

      divide section width (255) by 25.4 (number of millimeters per inch) = 10.03 inches

      sidewall height 70: sidewall is 70% of section width = 7 inches

      wheel diameter 16: to determine tire diameter in inches mulitply the aspect ratio (sidewall height) by 2 and add the diameter of the wheel = 30.05 inches
       

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