Tire Size Upgrade

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by alaskacruiser, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. alaskacruiser

    alaskacruiser

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    I'm considering a slightly larger size tire than stock when mine finally wear out, and I have a few questions:

    1. What size tire would you guys recommend for a rig with stock suspension (no OME) looking to move up a size?

    2. I've found the Revos in the LT285/75R16 size on the web- if my calculations are correct, this is almost a 33" tire! Will this fit with no rub w/ my stock suspension?

    3. Will there be speedometer issues when upgrading to a LT285/75R16?

    4. The width of the LT285/75R16 is greater than the stock tire. Can this cause problems, and will it fit on stock rims?

    5. Will a tire of the LT285/75R16 size cause noticeable power loss?

    6. Will gas mileage go down with a larger tire (assuming the same rolling friction)?

    As you can tell, I'm a newbie when it comes to tires...any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. wob

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    Ive got those same size tires on mine with stock susp. no real difference in power. the speedometer will be off by 6%, I believe. no rubbing issues.
     
  3. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    1, 305/70/16 max.

    2, Yes

    3, Yes, minor

    4, Not with stock off-set wheels

    5, Some loss, depends on altitude

    6, Yes
     
  4. cary

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    When I got tires for my LC, I didn't want to commit to a 285/75/16 so I compromised and went with a 265/75/16 BFG A/T and got a 32" tall tire that works great. It is work considering if you want to go a little bigger and should work better in the rain and snow.


    Cary

    P.S.- My wife asked a couple nights ago why our LC sits higher than all the others. She wanted to know if I had put springs in it. It's a good thing those OME 861/862 springs are stock. ;)
     
  5. Shortbus

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    [quote author=cary link=board=2;threadid=7503;start=msg62801#msg62801 date=1068765425]
    Cary

    P.S.- My wife asked a couple nights ago why our LC sits higher than all the others. She wanted to know if I had put springs in it. It's a good thing those OME 861/862 springs are stock. ;)
    [/quote]

    It's either that or.... "I just run more air pressure than the other guys honey". ;)

    Yeah, aren't the "factory options" nice. :D
     
  6. tabraha

    tabraha Hello My Name is: TAD SILVER Star

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    Here's a good (best I could do) picture of the 285/75R16 Dueler A/T Revo vs. stock size Michelin LTX on my 470.
     
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