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Biggest tires with no lift?


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#1 brysawn

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:40 PM

I'd like to see some pictures of big tire set-ups with no lift. With or without cut fenders.

Also, please list wheel model, and tire size/company/model

#2 The Dude Abides

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:43 PM

why dont you want to lift.

27 inch tires with a simple 2 inch lift. No cutting needed.

http://www.ultimates...&pictureid=2312

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:33 AM

I'd like to see some pictures of big tire set-ups with no lift. With or without cut fenders.

Also, please list wheel model, and tire size/company/model


I hate to do this, but look at the FAQ in off road, and the regular FAQ.
They have loads of information on this sort of thing.

Also, from seeing what others have done on the board, I know a Gen2 can fit
27"s with only minor trimming and no lift.
As Ben pointed out, you can fit 27" on a Gen3 with only a 2" lift, and no
trimming.

But please, just look up the info in the FAQ's.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:42 AM

27in with no lift, little cutting on the front lower part of the fender to reduce rubbing on turns. Works great

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and yes FAQ has everything you need to know so look there too
but i know pictures are worth a thousand words

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:40 AM

I have read through the FAQ, but there are no pictures. Which is my reason for creating this thread.

As quoted from the FAQ's:
"Oh , whats that?You don't want to get the wrong size?Well then I suggest you ask people what tires they have on there rig."

Which is exactly what I'm doing.

So thanks for the pictures guys, I'd like to see some more.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:21 AM

I think you'll be lucky to get one or two more pics, because there simply aren't that many of us w/o lift. The 2" suspension lift is so cheap and easy, there is really no reason to not do it. With 4", and 27's, I did have to trim and bash to avoid ALL rubbing.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

175/80R13

If you want any larger... get a lift.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:25 PM

175/80R13

If you want any larger... get a lift.


I've got 195/70/14 on my GL with no lift, just ALOT of sawzall. But only the fenders and wheel well, not into the doors.

I've even run as big as 205/70/15 on the same car, but with an old spring perch flipped ove as a spacer below the spring in the rear so about 1' lift.

My videos are on youtube, same name. The red GL turbo with rod knock.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:48 PM

Also if you look here http://ultimatesubar...ad.php?t=110173 you will see that JacksonRally got 28's under his rig with no lift

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

Also if you look here http://ultimatesubar...ad.php?t=110173 you will see that JacksonRally got 28's under his rig with no lift

-Andy


...but he didn't say it's driveable like that. :eek:
Just look at the tire to fender clearance on the front at 11:00, and rear 10 & 2:00.

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Again, no reason NOT to add a 2". It will at least lessen the trimming.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for the pictures. I've pm'd some local guys for a lift kit.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:00 PM

eh nothin a BFH cant solve :lol:
but yea 2 inch lift is more than worth it
just as a reminder, 2inch strut lift works well with ea82's and not with ea81's
what kind of subie are we talking about here anyway?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:11 AM

I sure wish I had you guys to ask when I bought my first set of mudders and put them under my not lifted car. . . :lol:

This is the most asked question. There may not be pics in the FAQ, but there are 100 threads about it.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:01 PM

On my ea81, If there was something I would change on my lift, I would have moved the front up an inch over the rear. I have a 2" but a 3"/2" would have made all the difference to me.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:48 AM

195/75/14, c78 d14, or 205/60/16 if you cut a little 215/75/15 or 27X8.50X14's

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:31 PM

My 83 GL has 205/75/14's on it. With no lift.
I did do a slight bit of trimming but it did not require much.

The tires are just over 26" tall. Some oddball All Terrains I had to special order.

And remember things like a 27" swamper at 27.5", is actually taller than a 28" swamper at 27.4" for a 14" rim. (that's not a big difference, bit still the "bigger" tire is actually smaller) So check the exact specs of the tire you are looking at to make sure the size on the sidewall is actually the size they come out of the factory. Can be off by a bit. But nothing a BFH can't fine tune for ya. :)

*Those sizes are right off Interco's website.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:26 PM

My forester with 225/70 15's (27.4") before I made the 2" lift.

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Worked fine with very little rub at full lock.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:06 PM

I sure wish I had you guys to ask when I bought my first set of mudders and put them under my not lifted car. . . :lol:

This is the most asked question. There may not be pics in the FAQ, but there are 100 threads about it.



delete the part in the FAQ about "asking other folks".....it obviously was taken wrong. i meant by looking around, and finding peeps that had done it already.. then PM'ing them.....:lol:see, i try to be nice , and look what happens...........************..
cheers, brian

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:27 AM

I have two sets of 185/80 13's on my RX. They fit just fine. All-trax winter radials. One set is studded, the other not. I could get Toyo racing tires in a 205/60 13, but they are $$$

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:13 AM

I have two sets of 185/80 13's on my RX. They fit just fine. All-trax winter radials. One set is studded, the other not. I could get Toyo racing tires in a 205/60 13, but they are $$$


+1 for those tires. Rockin' the exact same ones, without studs. About an inch bigger than stock. Been a great tire so far! 5,000 miles and hardly any wear...

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:07 PM

+1 for those tires. Rockin' the exact same ones, without studs. About an inch bigger than stock. Been a great tire so far! 5,000 miles and hardly any wear...


Problem is it is VERY hard to find that size anymore.

lots of 165/80 and 175/70 and some 185/70.

But I haven't been able to find a new set of 185/80/13 in the last few years.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

Problem is it is VERY hard to find that size anymore.

lots of 165/80 and 175/70 and some 185/70.

But I haven't been able to find a new set of 185/80/13 in the last few years.


Picked mine up in October from Les Schwab. A family friend that works for Les Schwab said the tires should still be around for him to order… But that was in October. I agree they are getting hard to find, I had to call around to a bunch of different places, and someone on here mentioned to call the Les Schwab in fife, and they had a set. Don't know if was luck or timing, but I managed to get them within the last six months or so. They are about an inch taller than the stock one. I like them alot so far!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:38 PM

I had 215x75r14s on my loyale with no lift.
sorry i dont have any pics. rims are from an 80s puegot, no mod needed
I think I could have gone an inch or two bigger but I know those fit with no rubbing, and it really looked great.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:43 PM

If you give me a # to text a pic to, I can show you my loyale with the 215x75r14

If you really want to see it, shoot me an email to mikewilke77@yahoo

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:40 AM

i just put some 225/70-14 open country A/T on pug wheels on my 84 GL wagon (EA81). they rub slightly need to trim a little more off the front edge of the front fender, they rub under hard braking and hard cornering.
i haven't taken them offroading yet to see how they do but the are a 26.6 dia. and 8.9 wide.
BTW my wagon has no kift but the suspension cranked by the factory means. i had 215/70-14 blizzaks on before and they we're 26.10d x 8.70w.

i will try and get some pics posted up here soon, they sure fill the fender wells though. :lol:




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