Got (or want) bigger tyres? Come in here

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Got (or want) bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by bozo21 » July 28th, 2010, 6:58 pm

Howdy all, i know this has been done to death, but there seems to be some different opinions on what can and cant fit in regards to tyre sizes.

Some say they have 265/75 or 32'' and others say that they rub too much and its only worth running 265/70 or 31''. I am sure all of us would like to run as big a tyre as possible for extra clearance, so wanna just let people post up what they are running and how they find them, and what they had to do to get them to fit. And I want find out what's the largest possible tyre that can fit without sacrificing offroad ability.

So what we wanna know is,
  1. What size tyre
  2. What size lift & how ie just a body lift, just suspension lift, or both
  3. Any rubbing/scrubbing/issues
  4. Does spare fit in original place
  5. Any guard mods needed
  6. Rim offset if known

So here goes, lets try and get all the results wrapped up for future reference.

BT50 and Ranger owners Thanks.

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Unread post by big orse » July 28th, 2010, 7:33 pm

  1. What size tyre 245/75/16
  2. What size lift no lift
  3. Any rubbing/scrubbing/issues no issues
  4. Does spare fit in original place haven't changed the spare
  5. Any guard mods needed none required
  6. Rim offset if known '0'

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Unread post by Textures » July 28th, 2010, 7:46 pm

  1. What size tyre - 32x11.5x15
  2. What size lift - 2" suspension, this did not change scrubbing.
  3. Any rubbing/scrubbing/issues - Have issues only because I have not lift the torsion bars on new lift kit. Old stock torsions wound up was perfect and eliminated the scrubbing (along with the guard cut away).
  4. Does spare fit in original place - Spare is no problem, I have heard its a good idea to fit the larger tyres before getting an exhaust refit as the will have to modify the exhaust to fit around the larger spare tyre.
  5. Any guard mods needed - To eliminate scrubbing (before my lift stuffed things) I had to cut away a bit of the guard which fixed everything.
  6. Rim offset if known - Rim offset is '0' with about 10mm before tyres leave wheel arch confines.
Hope this helps.

P.s. I have heard that buying tyres in there imperial sizes is a lot cheaper as all the American companies (BFG, Mickey T etc) don't have to make imperial sizes for us smarter imperial using Aussies.

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Unread post by Aussie_1959 » July 28th, 2010, 7:49 pm

BFG make a 265/70/16 i have them in at's so they should have them in mt's as well
  1. What size tyre BFG 265/70/16
  2. What size lift 2 inch
  3. Any rubbing/scrubbing/issues no issues
  4. Does spare fit in original place sure does
  5. Any guard mods needed nope
  6. Rim offset if known duno used original rims
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Unread post by rolly82 » July 28th, 2010, 9:06 pm

  1. What size tyre 31x10.5 BFG KM2
  2. What size lift 2" iron man
  3. Any rubbing/scrubbing/issues no issues
  4. Does spare fit in original place just fits against the the towbar
  5. Any guard mods needed none required
  6. Rim offset if known '0' (CSA rims)

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Unread post by BFT RANGER » July 28th, 2010, 10:31 pm

  1. What size tyre=265/75R16 BFG KM2 MT's
  2. What size lift=Ironman 2'' lift
  3. Any rubbing/scrubbing/issues=Rubbing on mud flaps, heated and bent back
  4. Does spare fit in original place=running 245/70R16 as spare.
  5. Any guard mods needed=No
  6. Rim offset if known=Factory XLT alloy's
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Unread post by bozo21 » July 29th, 2010, 2:06 am

Excellent, starting to get some results in now.

I went for a drive tonight out to a local fishing spot, and hit a shallowish dip at about 80km/h. I still run the stock wheels/tyres and it sounded like the front tyres hit the top of the guard.

I must admit since getting bar put on the front it looks like the front has sagged a touch, but still i didnt expect the stock wheels to touch so easily. Im very concerned how larger tyres will go after i fit my dual battery system.

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Unread post by LNGRNGR » July 29th, 2010, 4:31 pm

Can i ask as well on here while we're on the topic of tyres. how have people found the BFG KM2's. what sort of wear are you getting out of them.

I'll be upgrading to 245/75/16s Cooper ST's until i get a lift as apparently thats not a bad fit without a lift on the standard rims.

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Unread post by rolly82 » July 29th, 2010, 5:23 pm

LNGRNGR

firstly, BFG KM2's are awesome tyres, i have had mine for about a year and
have still got about 70-80% tread lift on mine after travelling close to 30,000km's on them.
secondly,if you raise your torsion bars up a bit you will beable to fit 31x10.5's with out a drama.

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Unread post by big orse » July 29th, 2010, 7:11 pm

I'm running 245/75/16 Cooper STs with no lift and I'm not having any issues with the tyres rubbing. It is funny cos I had a D22 Navara before with the same wheels and tyres on it and it required 2 inches of lift and mudguards cut to fit with no rubbing issues.

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Unread post by LNGRNGR » August 1st, 2010, 12:30 pm

cheers for the reply guys. i'll prop run with the St's and see how they go and then maybe the BFG's after i get some new suspension.

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Unread post by ranger2452 » August 1st, 2010, 12:58 pm

i have 31's no lift, torsion bars as standard, only had to trim the inside of the front mudflaps/guards a little
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Unread post by BFT RANGER » August 1st, 2010, 1:50 pm

Ive got KM2 and they are effing great done 45,000klm and are wearing great.Had STT coopers and would never use them again due to uneven wear and poor balancing.
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Unread post by mattlyon » August 1st, 2010, 8:41 pm

ive got 265/75 r 16 bighorns and a 2' body lift with the guards bent back to stop rubbing. the spare has heaps of room i moved my towbar in about 4inches and it still fits in
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Unread post by covers » August 1st, 2010, 8:58 pm

265x75x16 cooper st
modify front guard and mudflap a bit to get clearance
fits same size spare underneath

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