Got (or want) bigger tyres? Come in here

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Peter Aawen » May 18th, 2014, 6:58 pm

Aftermarket torsion bars will only be able to hold the vehicle higher than 'normal' if they resist twisting more than the std bars did, ie if they are heavier & therefore harsher in their ride; similarly the only way you can get std bars to hold it higher than it's normal static ride height is to wind the bars up - so whatever way you go when you look for lift just by playing with the torsion bars, you are likely to end up with stiffer/harsher suspension as a result!

Doing other things, like fitting longer spindles &/or upper & lower (maybe even cranked) arms, &/or maybe even a diff drop can give you a higher static ride height without changing the position of the torsion bars, & if you stick to the std torsion bars your ride shouldn't get any harsher... but all that extra metal costs a fair bit more than just winding the torsion bars up a bit & getting a wheel alignment done to correct the camber/caster/toe changes that adjusting the height brings with it on this sort of suspension. OR you could trim the guards & mudflaps etc & fit taller tyres, that'll give you more ground clearance AND a higher vehicle.... but you won't get any more travel and you will hafta comply with the legalities of fitting taller tyres (or run the risk of defects/disallowed insurance etc)

Shocks might be able to change the ride characteristics a little, but they won't change the ride height (not without some significant other issues!!) and fitting shocks that are longer without addressing the need for more room between the shock mounts for the longer shocks will probably result in shock or suspension damage along the way... :(
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Wldtrk_09 » May 26th, 2014, 12:35 pm

Got my tyres on finally.
265 75 16 KM2's, with 16 x 8 O offset Black Sunnies.
Lifted the front again as well.

Pretty happy with it overall, No scrubbing at all.
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by shapebuster » July 2nd, 2014, 9:48 am

Hello everyone,

I have recently bought a 2011 Ford Ranger Extracab 2.5 TDCI (4x4), with 55000kms.
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I am thinking about mounting bigger tires, 245/70 r16, and i would like your help to know if this wheels / rims, will fit my Ranger and tires:
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Specifications: -
* Design: AVID Titanium 300
* Color: Silver Black
* Wheel Size: 16-inches
* Wheel Width: 8-inches
* Stud Pattern: 6x139.7 PCD
* Offset / ET: 0
* Center Bore: 110.5

Can anyone confirm they will fit and work?

Best regards from Portugal

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Ranger Stretch » July 2nd, 2014, 9:54 am

Yeah mate that will work, you can even go to 265,70,16 on them.
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by shapebuster » July 2nd, 2014, 10:11 am

Ranger Stretch

Thank you very much!

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by BFT RANGER » July 2nd, 2014, 6:10 pm

Welcome Shapebuster
Good looking Ranger and those rims will make a big difference to the look .
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by qbzor » July 10th, 2014, 6:50 pm

I am about to change wheels from 31x10,5R15 to 16.
31's are 0 offstet rims, no scrub at all, even before lift.
My 16" rims are 7" and has -20 offset.
I have EFS elite lift with cranked torsion bars.
I planned to buy 235/85R16, but my wonder is if I can fit 265/75R16 with no scrub on this ET.
Anyone tried that?

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Mullinsbum » July 10th, 2014, 10:09 pm

I'd say you'll be fine with no scrub because a 265/75R16 is basically the same size 31x10.5R15. The offset being only -20mm should be minor. When I bought my truck the previous owner had on 265/75R16 on the stock rims and no lift and they were fine. I'm now running 285/75R16 on a 9" wide rim with -13mm offset. When I first had them on I cranked my torsions about 15mm with a 2" body lift (which is about 65mm of lift, the EFS kit on yours is around 30mm, correct me if I'm wrong) and there was minor rubbing on the back by the mudflap only at about 3/4 steering lock which an air saw dealt with quickly. Later I did crank the torsions another 18mm to get a more level look. So if in doubt do a small body lift as well, its not that difficult, took me and a friend an evening to do and there's a sweet write up on these forums about everything you'll need to do it.
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by qbzor » July 14th, 2014, 8:39 pm

I'm still wondering on 235/85R16, do you think there will be a noticeable difference in range between 235/85 and 265/75?

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Mullinsbum » July 15th, 2014, 5:09 am

235/85R16 is the same height as a 265/75R16. So the revolution per km is going to be the same. The 235 is just a much narrower tire.
If you are curious about other sizes just check a tire size conversion website. And just try to visualise it with a measuring tape in hand.
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by nico426 » July 30th, 2014, 6:13 pm

Hi Guys

Full Ranger and Forum newbie, just picked up a 2010 XL Auto DualCab, have spent a day reading as much as I can on big tyre/auto issues, just wanted to get some updated opinions on my plan.

Currently stock suspension, planning on fitting 16x8 Dynamics with 0 degree offset and some 265/75 Coopers or Mickey Thompsons. Planning on a 2inch lift but it wont happen straight away. My main concern is this combo with the auto gearbox and whether or not it will require a 'crispmods' type retune so it shifts correctly.

Should I be looking at a 31/10.5/15 tyre/wheel combo instead.

Cheers in advance

Nico
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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Ranger Stretch » July 31st, 2014, 7:38 am

Hi Nico.

265-75-16 is 31.6 inch's, slightly larger than standard. I run 265-70-16 which is equal to standard, 30.6 inch.

The 75 profile that your looking at will have a marginal effect on performance and the auto box but should not be too bad.

Here is a link to a tire size calculator http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html there are heaps of them on the net.

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by Mullinsbum » July 31st, 2014, 12:55 pm

I really find this site quite useful because you can compare tire sizes side by side with the speed correction as well.

http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-comparison/

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by nico426 » July 31st, 2014, 7:00 pm

Hi Guys

Cheers for the reply, I checked out the calculator, all good and quite useful, the originals on my XL are 235/75/15 so the 265's are going to be a descent amount bigger, im thinking i might start with 265/70/16 Bridgestone Duelers or something like that might be a safer bet, hard to find 265/70/16 A/T's im finding,

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Re: Got bigger tyres? Come in here

Unread post by nico426 » July 31st, 2014, 7:03 pm

Ranger Stretch


what brand tyre you using in 265/70 if you dont mind me asking

Cheers

Nico
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