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265/70/15 vs 30x9.5x15

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Old 04-23-2014, 03:19 PM
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I purchased the PA 2" body lift so I can fit bigger tires. I don't want to worry about heavy rubbing so I am avoiding 31s and going with 30s. I was going through some threads and noticed that someone said something about 265/70s. I found a tire size comparison and noticed that 265/70s are a touch under 30 but are about an inch and a quarter wider than 30s. My question is:

With the tire being wider, will it rub on the fender when I turn on stock wheels? Also, I might be getting wheels with 4 and a half inch backspacing. Will they rub even more with the backspaced wheels than 30s since they are wider?

thanks for your help guys! I greatly appreciate it.
 
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Don't forget that 30x9.50's aren't exactly 30 inches tall. I have 30s and they measure up to about 28.5 inches tall, but they are actually 9.5" wide. I also happen to have wheels that have 4.25 backspacing. Even with a 2.5" lift it still rubs a bit.
To answer your question, with wheels sticking out more the tires will be more likely to rub. It should be good for sure with stock rims though
The lift I have is a suspension lift so whether i got 2.5" of actual lift is not for sure, whereas a body lift will give you 2" for sure, so that's also a factor
 
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Originally Posted by 01 Jimmy SLE View Post
Don't forget that 30x9.50's aren't exactly 30 inches tall. I have 30s and they measure up to about 28.5 inches tall, but they are actually 9.5" wide. I also happen to have wheels that have 4.25 backspacing. Even with a 2.5" lift it still rubs a bit.
To answer your question, with wheels sticking out more the tires will be more likely to rub. It should be good for sure with stock rims though
The lift I have is a suspension lift so whether i got 2.5" of actual lift is not for sure, whereas a body lift will give you 2" for sure, so that's also a factor
That makes sense! either way if it sticks out with big tires, you're going to rub! haha. I appreciate your input! Helps me make a decision on backspacking and tire size too!
 
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To me, the tires sticking out looks much better than stock, especially for the rear. Before I put different rims on, the stock ones made it look like the truck was one sharp turn from tipping..
The improvement in look outweighs hammering in the wheel wells and trimming the fenders in my opinion!
 
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In My town, if the tires exceed the fender, its "illegal" therefore owner would receive a fine. Double check the rules as well...
 
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Originally Posted by 01 Jimmy SLE View Post
To me, the tires sticking out looks much better than stock, especially for the rear. Before I put different rims on, the stock ones made it look like the truck was one sharp turn from tipping..
The improvement in look outweighs hammering in the wheel wells and trimming the fenders in my opinion!
if I put 31s on and put inch and a half wheel spacers on the back, will it rub the back wheel well?

BTW: What size tires and what size backspacing are you running on your Jimmy? Cause it looks EXACTLY how I want my wheels and tires to stick out!
 

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In My town, if the tires exceed the fender, its "illegal" therefore owner would receive a fine. Double check the rules as well...
I'll have to take a look at the rules. I think it might be okay in New Jersey. I see people with jeeps like that. Unless they get ticketed and kept the wheels sticking out anyway
 
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I've got 30x9.50s on old Monte Carlo/camaro rims. I think theyve got 4.5 or 4.25 backspacing.
I'm from just outside Windsor, Ontario and either there aren't rules about tires sticking out or they just aren't enforced. I've never had a problem, plus every other truck around here has tires sticking way out
 
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Originally Posted by 01 Jimmy SLE View Post
I've got 30x9.50s on old Monte Carlo/camaro rims. I think theyve got 4.5 or 4.25 backspacing.
I'm from just outside Windsor, Ontario and either there aren't rules about tires sticking out or they just aren't enforced. I've never had a problem, plus every other truck around here has tires sticking way out
Did you have any rubbing problems? I plan on getting 30s from my Auto Wreckers and 4.5 backspacing wheels.
 
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Only on one side.. I've had an alignment and it still rubs on the passenger side front when I'm turning right and hit a bump/go uphill. Anyone know why that could be? Bent frame maybe?
Anyways, you should be fine, especially with the body lift
 

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