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clay2306
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject: tire sizes Reply with quote

what is the largest size tire that will fit well on stock 8 inch rims? anyone?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lift or no lift?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with a lift, say.....4.5 inches.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

majikxms wrote:
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Did you look at this?

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31x12.50", 31x13.50", LT325/60R15
3"-4" lift - fender trimming will be needed
4.5"-5" lift - minor fender trimming

32x9.50, 32.10.50"
4"-4.5" lift - minor fender trimming

32x11.50", 32x12.50", 32x14.50"
4.5"-5" lift - trimming will be needed.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have 4.5 inches of lift and 33s, and super sawed fenders
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On stock rims, you'll find that tires wider than 10.5" will probably rub the lower control arms. You can get around that by shimming out the steering stops using washers. The problem there is that reducing the turning radius of a vehicle is illegal in most states.

A lot is going to depend on the backspacing of the wheels. To go wider than stock tires, you need to go with lower backspacing to keep the tires from rubbing on the control arms. The lower the backspacing, the more the wheels stick out from the wheel wells causing the tires to hit the fenders under flex.

Bumpstop length will also play a big role in whether or not the tires hit the fenders or inside the wheel well.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePhantum wrote:
The problem there is that reducing the turning radius of a vehicle is illegal in most states.



how will they ever know????
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5.9 andy wrote:
ThePhantum wrote:
The problem there is that reducing the turning radius of a vehicle is illegal in most states.



how will they ever know????


When it comes time for inspection, they could see the washers if looking under there. It all depends the inspector, if he or she looks or not.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly, if they look and if they see brand spanking new washers in the steering stops, then they will know that the turning radius has been reduced.

Like Orangeman said...it depends on the inspector. I will point out they are most likely to check on lifted vehicles...
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