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lift/mods/tires for my Soob. I missed the FAQ. . .


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#1 Tom63050

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:52 PM

Thinking of doing the PK Davis 3" lift thing to my Loyale, and want to get feedback on the largest tires for 15" rims that will fit under the stock uncut fenders/wheelwells.

Car will be for road use only (probably), so I shouldn't be bottoming out the struts or anything.

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#2 archemitis

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 06:07 PM

30s should just barely fit with alot of trimming

#3 soobme

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 06:58 PM

31"s will fit with just a little trim on the front, but 30"s sould fit OK without any triming;)

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:21 PM

I see what you mean Tom.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:55 PM

www.westcoaststompers.com. i did a small write up on tires for lifted cars. mainly offroad. it's under the modifications page

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 06:39 PM

I kneed to know what is the biggest tires you can fit on a 85 GL
I would like for them to be pretty agressive to since i do a lot of off roading.
By the way i have the ground clearance ajusters all the way up and have a set,but not on,of 14" rims

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 06:59 PM

I kneed to know what is the biggest tires you can fit on a 85 GL
I would like for them to be pretty agressive to since i do a lot of off roading.
By the way i have the ground clearance ajusters all the way up and have a set,but not on,of 14" rims


Try the ever popular F A Q sticky.

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=24980

#8 archemitis

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 10:10 PM

that faq sticky thread... its reely good *************** i like it alot.

get ready for some serious feder driming and body bashing!

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 10:26 PM

It just hit me how similar this is to "how fast can I go?"

Same answer; as much time and money you are willing to put into it :) The Offroad FAQ should get you in the ball park of what can fit.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 10:48 PM

lift it........slam it,jam it....think about it

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:08 PM

i have a 85Gl and i was going to put a lift on and get new tires for it, and what is the best tire?

I do drive on road a lot but drive off road almost as much.
Are super swamper SSR's noisy?
What about BFG's?
by the way 14" rims and 3 inch lift.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:05 PM

Are super swamper SSR's noisy?

Not as noisy as the bias, but still too loud IMO.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:34 PM

Not as noisy as the bias, but still too loud IMO.

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I thought they would be pretty noisy.
Thanks.
What about BFG's?

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:43 AM

BFG... what? AT? TA? MT? :-\

AT's are quiet. TA's are wussier than the AT's so I'd imagine they are quiet. Never heard their MT's above 15mph.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:54 AM

I would rather have the mud terrains

Are the all terrains pretty good off road

#16 MorganM

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:10 AM

BFG AT's are great offroad; MT's are better :drunk:

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:30 PM

BFG AT's are great offroad; MT's are better :drunk:

allright
i'll get allterains on it.
Are 215's the smallest size.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:01 PM

BFG mt's arn't that noisey on the road - at least compared with other mud trerrains. You could barely hear them in my mates 40 series landcruiser (drowned out by other noises).

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:09 PM

try this site http://www.miata.net...e/tirecalc.html i use it to day dream every week, it should be close to what actual tires sizes for cars are.



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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:16 AM

I prefer using Interco's tire calc. Gives you the actual section width; Miata tire calc doesn't tell you width; just diameter. Width is very key to know when going with bigger tires on Subarus.

http://www.intercoti...metric-tire.htm

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:27 AM

I prefer using Interco's tire calc. Gives you the actual section width; Miata tire calc doesn't tell you width; just diameter. Width is very key to know when going with bigger tires on Subarus.

http://www.intercoti...metric-tire.htm

Thats pretty cool

#22 MorganM

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:19 AM

Yah its a pretty good calc. Don't get me wrong though the Miata tire calc is good in its own way also. It's GREAT for comparing two different sized tires to see how they are different from one another. I really wish the Miata one had everything all inclusive :brow: Have not realy dug around on the net much though; there just might be an ultimate supremo tire calculator out there!

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:04 PM

Yah its a pretty good calc. Don't get me wrong though the Miata tire calc is good in its own way also. It's GREAT for comparing two different sized tires to see how they are different from one another. I really wish the Miata one had everything all inclusive :brow: Have not realy dug around on the net much though; there just might be an ultimate supremo tire calculator out there!

Are they right?
They seem a litle low though

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:40 PM

When i get my wagon lifted and with all-terains on it,
will it still ride pretty good. Will i still be able to use as a daily driver?
I hope so

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 08:05 PM

Yes, but you will loose a little power depending on what size tire your running. Bigger tires inadvertintly change your gear ratios.




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