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Old November 8th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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Question Largest Tires On Stock Equipment

My 95 D90 is completely stock. I was wondering what the largest tire size I could use is. Right now I don't want to lift it or anything. So what is the largest tire I can go to without any rubbing or other side effects.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM
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My 95 D90 is completely stock. I was wondering what the largest tire size I could use is. Right now I don't want to lift it or anything. So what is the largest tire I can go to without any rubbing or other side effects.
285 75 16 fit with no issues but wheel stops still need adjustment.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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285 75 16 fit with no issues but wheel stops still need adjustment.
285/75-16's will also rub the front shock towers and rear upper spring perches when the axles are twisted up. In my case enough to limit articulation somewhat. You could run a wheel with more offset (or is it less?) or a set of wheel spacers (my solution) to avoid the issue, or consider 255/85-16's. Same height, but narrower so you loose the rubbing issues...
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Old November 8th, 2007, 07:12 PM
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265/75, don't need to adjust nothing and no rubbing (so far for me )...
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:25 PM
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265 75 R16 is stock on the NAS Defender 90s.

as others have said, 255 85 R16
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Old November 9th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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I've got LTB's in 34x10.50 size on stock suspension and stock alloy's. They don't rub at all even at full articulation. They measure closer to a 255 85 I believe though.

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minus the turn stop adjustment anyway
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Old November 9th, 2007, 01:35 PM
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255's will leave you wanting some new gears... like 4.10's.
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Here's my experience so far:
265/70 - no rubbing everything worked fine. Minor adjustment to steering stops
285/55 - minimal rubbing but steering stops needed adjustment. Turning radius was not satisfactory for me.
285/55 w/ wheel spacers (1") - very minor rubbing on the right rear eyebrow. Turning circle back to normal after adjusting the steering stops back to normal.

Already had 4.10's so the change to the 285s was welcome
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:52 PM
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Here's my experience so far:
265/70 - no rubbing everything worked fine. Minor adjustment to steering stops
285/55 - minimal rubbing but steering stops needed adjustment. Turning radius was not satisfactory for me.
285/55 w/ wheel spacers (1") - very minor rubbing on the right rear eyebrow. Turning circle back to normal after adjusting the steering stops back to normal.

Already had 4.10's so the change to the 285s was welcome
Brian - do you mean 255/85 or maybe 285/75? Or are you running some sports car tires?
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how are the 4:10s and 285's seems like its a "alot of gear" for a 33" tire. Id figure something like a 3:75/3:80 would be good for the 33"

What are your revs on the highway?
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Old November 11th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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Brian - do you mean 255/85 or maybe 285/75? Or are you running some sports car tires?
Yup - 255/85. A bit of temporary dyslexia - just like the dyslexic agnostic who wasn't sure there really was a Dog.

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how are the 4:10s and 285's seems like its a "alot of gear" for a 33" tire. Id figure something like a 3:75/3:80 would be good for the 33"

What are your revs on the highway?
Would be a bit high honestly for most people, but here in CO it seems to work a bit better going up and down the hills. It wouldbe unpleasant it if I had to drive flat highways all the time. Going up and down Loveland, Vail passes, seems to work pretty well.
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33's are still ok with stock gears..

35's with 4.10 gears makes it feel like stock again...
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The LTB's are incredibly sluggish on the highway. Might just be because they're so knobby though. I have plans to switch out to 4.10's.
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