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How wide of tires for an 86 Brat?

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#1 stinkydogfilms


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

On a stock 86 Brat with no lift
How wide and how tall of tires can I go with on the 14 inch alloy pugs without rubbing?

Both questions for 15 alloy pugs?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

I was able to fit 195/75/14 BFG's that "barely" rub the back inside of the wheel wheel with the front suspension adjusted all the way up, and just a "light" trim of the front lower fender...I think they measure out to just over 26" in height mounted on the rims.

Maybe that will give you an idea of the "max" you might be able to do. If you want to avoid any chance of rubbing, 185/70/14 might be a safer bet imho.

Good luck

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

Stock-sized Peugeot tires on 15" rims rubbed on my stock-ride height '84 wagon in the front on full lock or on a hard compression while driving.

No idea about 14"s.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

I should probably clarify...my rubbing issue only occurs rarely when turning the wheel based on how I'm sitting. So under normal driving I don't have issue at all, but sharp turns (parking sometimes) or off-road I will sometimes catch that little lip that runs down the middle section on the back area of the wheel well. Its pretty minimal, but it definately happens. The plastic has frayed a bit

Again, hope that helps for the 14" tire sizes anyways

Edited by Shadabob, 21 May 2012 - 12:58 PM.

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