Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

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Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by Nemesis » September 12th, 2014, 4:27 pm

Originally started as a research topic years ago in the utes sections, the tyre topics are so popular it's time to start an new info archive in each sub section, not just for the ute people!

What we want is a collective tried and tested database of info on what works for your model fourby. No hearsay!

So, if you have upgraded your tyre size, let us know what had to be done and whether there is any or no scrubbing. What year/model, how much suspension lift, body lift, wheel off set, guard cutting/massaging, gear changes etc? You get the drift.

Fire away and feel free to post supporting pictures!
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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by Timmo » September 14th, 2014, 8:59 pm

Upgraded to 32x11.5x15 Maxxis Bighorn's fitted on 15x8 Sunraysia's with 0 offset. No scrubbing through the full range of travel/steering movement. I have 2" suspension and 2" body lift although both aren't needed for clearance. Mine is a 2001 model. Fuel consumption had a noticeable increase while acceleration/braking had a noticeable decrease. Upgraded brakes and some performance enhancing engine mods have helped to bring it back. No guard/body mods needed to fit.

I now have a set of MK Triton 4.9 diff gears to replace the original 4.636 ratio. This should bring the gearing back to standard which will improve the power/acceleration above and beyond how it was in original trim. Hopefully the fuel economy improves with it to give me a half decent touring range with the long range tank.
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PB Challenger with 33" - What is the minimum lift needed ?

Unread post by geo41e » December 3rd, 2014, 9:33 pm

hey Fellas.

now i know the PB/KH/PC Challenger isn't that popular, but i'm gonna try anyway :)

I have a PB Challenger with standard suspension..i want to fit some 33" (285 75 16) Muds, however i don't want to go too high on the lift - (I prefer suspension travel over lift)
i can get a 25mm King + Bilsteins, however would that be enough to clear the 33" ?
i will be running 16" with an offset of +20 vs the standard +40 (standard 17" Alloys)

Any help would be great please, and if anybody has 33" on the PB, can you advise what suspension you are running. and what offset ?

is it even possible to get 33" with standard sussy ?? (doubt it)

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Re: PB Challenger with 33" - What is the minimum lift needed

Unread post by 02-SR5 » December 5th, 2014, 8:21 pm

They do fit and heaps of guys are running.

I was going to fit them to mine, but I use mine for towing and 33's will affect the performance.

If your not towing, the suspension your looking at will be fine. You may need to modify the front mud flap to reduce rubbing.

But yes ,33's do fit.

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Re: PB Challenger with 33" - What is the minimum lift needed

Unread post by Pajo » December 5th, 2014, 8:47 pm

Why not have a look at the odd sizes, like a set of 32"s.

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Re: PB Challenger with 33" - What is the minimum lift needed

Unread post by 02-SR5 » December 7th, 2014, 12:52 am

They come standard with a 265/65/17 (bee's dikc under a 32).

The best compromise is a 265/70/17.

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Re: PB Challenger with 33" - What is the minimum lift needed

Unread post by geo41e » December 17th, 2014, 11:09 am

thanks fellas.
i'm running:
265/70/17 Cooper St Maxx currently.
looking to get a wider and slightly taller tyre...

i just had a thought, if i go 25mm, wouldn't the springs sag ?

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Re: PB Challenger with 33" - What is the minimum lift needed

Unread post by 02-SR5 » December 17th, 2014, 3:29 pm

the springs have no effect on tyres.

Are you running suspension now? If you run a more positive rim, the tyres will rub like buggery. Stick to the standard rims and fit a 285/70/17 to these.

It will work with some very minor rubbing on the inner front mud flaps.

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Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by DaCreature » March 19th, 2015, 2:05 pm

Looking into getting some steelies with decent muddies or A/T's for the old girl, and just thought id start a feed for people to show what they have got underneath???

Would help heaps shopping around, im sure many of you have been in my shoes before, so many conflicting reviews and just wanna see whats possible/out there! :)

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Re: Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by died rich » March 19th, 2015, 4:33 pm

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Depends on the state rules. Here in Qld we can only increase by 50mm for wheel and tyre. I wanted to go 31 but the load rating of the original tyres were higher than all 31s. Ended up going with a 275/70 on 16x8 wheel with -15 offset. This was the biggest I could legally go and there is a fair bit of choice in this size. Also have 50mm (ish) lift.
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Re: Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by DaCreature » March 19th, 2015, 4:51 pm

yeah i think its much the same here in perth!

Cheers for the post mate, nice rig, good to see it nice and dirty!

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Re: Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by Timmo » March 19th, 2015, 4:52 pm

15x8 steel rims with a 0 offset.
32 x 11.5 x 15 Maxxis Bighorn muddies.

Fits perfectly, no scrubbing whatsoever.
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Re: Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by DaCreature » March 20th, 2015, 1:17 pm

mean rig mate!!
have you got a body lift aswell there??

im thinking 31"x 10.5 x 15 maxxis bighorns on 15x8's so far!

ps plan on free wheeling the fronts as well/ building bracket to get rid of those pesty solenoid/actuator/vacuum line problems, your post was very helpful!

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Re: Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by died rich » March 20th, 2015, 4:40 pm

Just check the speed and load rating of the 31's, if it is lower than your tyre placard, they are illegal.

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Re: Wheel Sizes???

Unread post by Timmo » March 20th, 2015, 5:44 pm

DaCreature- cheers mate. Yeah, it has a bodylift also.

died rich- not sure about other states but NSW uses VSI09 for wheels and tyres which states the load rating must be greater or equal to what is specified on the original tyre placard however, tyres with a lesser speed rating can be used as long as the speed rating is 140km or greater. A placard advising of the fitment of lesser rated tyres must be fitted to the vehicle.


VSI09 available for download here should anyone need it.
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety- ... tions.html
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