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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:08 PM

yea yea, i know everybody asks about tires. but i want to hear what everybody's running. (maybe a good sticky)

just what year/engine, lift size, tire dimensions (standard AND metric if possible), stock springs or not (accord, RX, ?), adjustable suspension?, trimmed fenders?, wheels, and anything else that might be relevant.

so those of us putting tires on a lifted rig for the first time can have a bigger "square 1" from which to start.

I like this write-up: http://www.ultimates...ed=1#post198832 but want more info about sizes.


I've ordered a 4" Allied Armament lift, have 15" pug alloys, and adj. suspension, just need tires...

#2 soobmater

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:21 PM

I run a 4inch lift, 215/75/15 's on mine. I could of went bigger but didnt want to trim much of my fenders

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:44 PM

soobmater, what else is in the car (see what Numbchux ask, try and answer that too) When you ask questions, you only ever get half answers. :banghead:

I run 2" lift on my brat (ea81 of cause) replacment suspention (dunno if its special) rear torsion bars cranked to full high adjustment, fronts to go up another 1" when I get the spring compressors back form my bro, fenders not trimed yet, but planning to soon (when I get bigger tires) 14"/6" white sunraysia's, And with all that... I have 185/60/R14's.........:banghead: :rolleyes: Yeah, I'm looking at getting 195/85/r14 or 215/75/r14's I'll have to trim back a couple of inchs for them tho :(

#4 soobmater

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:50 PM

Sorry about that. It is a 85GL wagon. Ea82 standard engine. Tires measure up to about 27 1/2 inches. 15" pug alloys. Stock springs. The tires are hankooks

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:42 PM

30x9.50x15 Goodyear Wrangler A/Ts on 15x7 Yota 6 lugs
84 Brat
6" lift
EA82 rear coilovers
Lightly massaged front fenderwells

Right now theres only a slight rub at 1/2 turn when the suspension flexes. I'm going to "massage" them some more here soon when I get the money to order up and tack on 31x13.50 TSLs, which should fit nicely in there and only rub about as much as the Goodyears do now. :brow:

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:16 PM

185/70/14 (appx. 24.2x7.3x14) Yokohama Guardex K2 F720 snow tires on 14" Pug alloys. Vehicle is a '93 Loyale 4WD with stock suspension.

Only rubs on very large bumps when fully-loaded. With steels, it would be fine.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:19 PM

86 wagon, slightly modded SPFI EA82, 3" BYB lift, Accord rear springs, RX front springs, running 27" by I can't remember if it's 8" or 8.5" BF Goodrich A/T's on 14" Pug steelies. Had to cut and pound on the front fenders a bit.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:07 AM

84 GL hatch with PKD 3" lift. 27" Kumho MTs on 14" Pugs with the stock suspension cranked all the way down. Trimmed fenders, but nothing too drastic.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:23 AM

4" ByB Lift, 28x8.5 Super Swamper TSL's on 6 lug chrome US Wheel 75 series wheels. Lots of trimmin! Here's my writeup of it:

http://www.ultimates...rticle.php?a=55

#10 Numbchux

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:44 AM

Awesome...keep 'em coming!!!

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:35 AM

86 brat,4 inch byb lift ,rancho shocks in rear(special mount),kyb struts coupled with rx springs in front,14x6 pug steelies wrapped with 225/75/14 libs,fenders in front slightly massaged for turning radius whereever it needed it to avoid rubbing,i hate rubbing.rear disc brakes .

#12 MorganM

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 09:16 AM

235/75 R15 (28.9"x8.5") Liberator AT, 3" BYB lift, stock EA82 SPFI (I can still go 80mph and hit 85mph down hill :brow: ), stock clutch (no it doesnt slip and yes I can lite the tires up on dry pavement), stock nonadjustable suspension, front fenders cut in half, rear fenders trimmed just enough, front wheel wells beat to snot.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:08 PM

205x75x14 (give + 1 inch lift)
outback struts (give +2 inch lift)
custom alum rims
2.25 cat back exhaust thru a magnaflow
engine stock with K&N box filter w/ intake crap removed from finder
Some loss in 5th gear, but still goes 90 + mph,
intake and exhaust fixed big tire weight around town...

#14 northguy

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:53 PM

83 Brat

3" BYB lift via PKD

205/75/14 Cooper STT's
on 14' Pug steelies

5spd d/r tranny w/ Bratsrus1 shifter conversion

1995 Legacy seats

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:40 PM

31x10.5x15 General Grabber MTs on 15x6 or 15x7 (depends on how you measure) early toyota 6-bolt rims. Measuring about 30.25" actual dia. On a 6" lifted ea82 wagon. Expect cutting/pounding with this combo even with 6" lift.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 05:19 PM

88 Gl wagon

6" SJR Lift
215/75-15 M+S Snow tires (27")
stock 6 bolt steel 15"Toyota rims
stock dual-range Transaxle
no trimming or banging required

#17 MorganM

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:02 AM

88 Gl wagon

6" SJR Lift
215/75-15 M+S Snow tires (27")
stock 6 bolt steel 15"Toyota rims
stock dual-range Transaxle
no trimming or banging required


6" lift and 27"s ? :confused:

#18 soobmater

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:31 AM

Morgan, you have bigger tires than him with only a three inch lift.:banana:

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:57 AM

31" BFGoodrich MT

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:23 AM

Kumho 27/8.50/14 on an impreza OBS.

They barely rub on the rear when going thru a big dip in the road. The fronts rub a little on the plastic mud guard when in reverse. (new wheel bearings on the driver's side might fix that)

88 Gl wagon

6" SJR Lift
215/75-15 M+S Snow tires (27")
stock 6 bolt steel 15"Toyota rims
stock dual-range Transaxle
no trimming or banging required



Without a tranasfer case, your tranny will love you long time for not choosing bigger tires than 27s.
And to anybody who might think it looks funny to have a tall lift and not so big tires. . . check this out. :lol: How about a 12 inch lift and 13's?

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:34 AM

Big-O Snow King P235 75-R15 studded snow tires on drilled 6-lug 139.5 mm rims from a Nissan Hardbody style truck. Bashed first, then fabricated a 3"-front 2"-rear lift from a block of 3"x2" aluminum stock and some steel. Might not have needed to bash with the lift, just tried to do it with a sledge first.

All new brake pads, turned rear rotors, new China front rotors, shocks, struts, tie-rod ends, ball joints, and about half of the bushings. Limited slip diff conversion, braided stainless flex brake lines all around with an as yet untested rear disk brake conversion (tonite). Rides smooth and tracks well, but the carb with 5-speed pushbutton 4wd really lacks power over 6K feet and on hills. Tires provide excellent traction on ice and snowpack, do OK in deep snow, and do OK offroad, but really need thicker tread for protection from rocks.

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#22 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:47 AM

6" lift and 27"s ? :confused:


This is a daily driver I was looking for reliability ,Gas mileage ,drivability on long trips. Plans for bigger tires and a transfercase will probably be on the next wagon converted to a Brat style Truck for more extreame wheelin:brow: SJR

#23 MorganM

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:31 PM

This is a daily driver I was looking for reliability ,Gas mileage ,drivability on long trips. Plans for bigger tires and a transfercase will probably be on the next wagon converted to a Brat style Truck for more extreame wheelin:brow: SJR


Ah that explains it. Can't wait to see the Brat with your 6" lift!

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:43 PM

USMB newbie, Ausubaru old old oldie:

215/75/15 BFGoodrich MT on custom-made 15 x 6 rims.

4" body, 1" suspension lifted 1987 GL Sedan, EJ20 conversion.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:18 PM

1987 GL D/R 4WD with 4" OZified lift. 215/75/15 tires on Toyota 4X4 Truck rims (early 90's).

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