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Old December 15th, 2015, 06:32 PM
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Boost Wheels with 32" tires

Just bought a set of boost Alloys and they have 305/70 R16 tires on them.

Anyone know if these are 2 wide for a defender with a 2" lift?

Want to know before I mount them and find out the hard way
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Old December 15th, 2015, 07:07 PM
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Too wide? Can you please elaborate?
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Old December 15th, 2015, 07:21 PM
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Too wide? Can you please elaborate?
Well on the disco I pulled them off of they rubbed while turning. if tires are too wide they rub...
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Old December 15th, 2015, 08:33 PM
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Yeah, the defenders internal clearance is massive. I ran 11.5 inch wide tires without spacers on freestyles, and only rubbed on the radius arms.

As Mr Briggs says, just adjust the stops.
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I run 33x12.5-15's and they rubbed a little on the radius arms then I put some spacers on and problem solved.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 09:39 PM
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I run 33x12.5-15's and they rubbed a little on the radius arms then I put some spacers on and problem solved.
Same here.
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Even my slightly smaller 285/75/16 Toyo mt's rub like hell at 2".
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I just picked up a set of boost wheels and am thinking about 285/75 tires. I've searched through the forums and have heard mixed reviews about going above factory size tires without altering gear ratios. Josh/David, what are your thoughts? Will I be sacrificing performance (acceleration, climbing, etc) with this modest upgrade?

Also the turning radius on a 90 isn't too great to begin with so I cringe at altering the steering stops. Are spacers necessary with boost wheels and this tire size?
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Yes and no. Yes, it'll effect all your concerns in a negative manner, but it's still a functional and aesthetically pleasing upgrade. So a complete sacrifice? No.

Tyre choice plays into it "heavily!" Pun intended ;-) The additional tyre size over stock will equal significant increases in weight. Also, certain tyres of the same size will weigh surprisingly more than others due to both ply and style. In turn, this will effect acceleration, mpg, stopping, break wear, etc... But I still did it. Spacers are usually a bad idea if not absolutely necessary (i.e. Early row trucks with alloys)

No, you won't NEED to adjust your stops, although it'll make steering more idiot-proof. I never adjusted my stops, but simply feel for the tyre starting to rub on the radius arms. Laziness, but manageable. It'll save your ps in the long run not reaching lock to lock.
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Apart from the rubbing on full lock you won't really notice the difference. Yeah there is a difference but not enough to worry about it.

It's the difference between 2 beers. They taste different but one is not 'better' than the other.
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Thanks for the advice. So accelerating and stopping is affected but not dramatically so?
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Pretty much. Just figure tyre choice (brand and type, not just size) as a significant determinant of your performance expectations. For instance, my Toyo MT's weigh about 10 lbs more each than the comparable BFG's. That's a lot of high rolling resistant unsprung weight to spool up and slow down. Bomber tyres, though! Loads of fun ;-)
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Finally got around to mounting some new tires. I ended up going with 285s and couldn't be happier with the result.
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Nice! Those look just right.
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Look great!
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Hey Bani! Those make that truck perfectly balanced. I like 'em
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Very nice. A subtle upgrade. Without being #WWHD.
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Thanks fellas!
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