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Taller but narrow

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TurfTaco, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    The rubbing issues people are having with their mudflaps and uca's, is it due more to tire width or tire diameter? I am wondering this because I kind of like the skinny look compared to a fat 285 and curious if i could go with a larger diameter tire and stay at the 1.75" shock setting. It seems to me that I have enough room to go up in tire size...the width it what I think would pose a problem with rubbing the uca's. I have 265/70-16 which are 30.61" in diameter, but was looking at the KM2's in either 235/85s (31.73" diameter) or 255/85s (33.07" diameter). Anyone have either of these 2 odd sizes?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I know people have done the pizza cutters (255/85/16). If you search you'll find them. I've even seen pix of them on TW.

    I kinda like the tall, skinny safari look.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Intuitively it seems like rubbing on mudflaps would usually be a diameter issue while uca's would be a width issue. Do those with uca rubing issues usually have lifts? Seems like you'd need the suspension to be fairly extended for the control arms to be at a steep enough angle to rub on rims/tires.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    TurfTaco [OP] Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    I think the mudflap rubbing is when the wheels are in a turn, hence the wider tire rubbing...I think. So where are the 235 or 255/85s out there? Don't be shy.
     
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