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Old November 30th, 2004, 11:26 AM
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MTR Tire Size for OME lift???

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I have a D90 SW with a recent suspension upgrade (OME 751/764) and was wondering what size tire will work well...one limit is that I'd like to keep the rest of the driveline stock. I am looking at the BFG MUD Terrains in 285/75-16. Is this the largest I can go with stock alloys/gearing/ steering stops etc ???
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More or less, it is. I didn't think BFG made a 285/75/16. More like a 255/85 tire.

MTR's run to 285/75/16 tire. They fit nicely with the OME lift. Not much else needed besides steering stop changes. Stock driveline will handle it fine. You'll be a little slower from a stop sign. But not too bad.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 12:06 PM
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Hey how much lift do you get out of the 751/764 setup? I am guessing an inch?
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Old November 30th, 2004, 12:07 PM
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I guess about a 1 1/4 in the front and 1 3/4 in the rear
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Old November 30th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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Nedim, what happened to your link?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
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Old November 30th, 2004, 02:27 PM
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Mike, don't know what happened ...but thats what i was looking at on tire rack. They also have a 305/70 -16 but have a feeling that the 305's my be too wide for the stock rims.

Will the steering stops need to be trimmed with the OME lift and 285's?
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Old November 30th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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If you go wider on a stock rim you will need to adjust the steering stops so the tire does not rub on the radius arm, or if you are like me you adjust them all the way in and just stop turning when you feel it the tire rub . But if you get another set of rims with more offset or wheel spacers you may not have to adjust, you may also gain some steering depending on the backspacing. Most common is 8" wide rim with 4 to 4.5" of backspacing.
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ok, great Thanks for all the help.
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My 1997 ST sits on the OME HD front and MD rear, I got about 2 inches lift in the rear over stock. I run 255 85 R16 BFG MT KO's on stock rims. No rubbing and I never touched the steering stops. I have a set of 285 75 R16 BFG AT's on my Ford F250 Powerstroke Diesel Supercab, since the AT doesn't come in the 255. Go with the 255 BFG MT
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All,

I have a D90 SW with a recent suspension upgrade (OME 751/764) and was wondering what size tire will work well...one limit is that I'd like to keep the rest of the driveline stock. I am looking at the BFG MUD Terrains in 285/75-16. Is this the largest I can go with stock alloys/gearing/ steering stops etc ???
I'm currently running that exact setup. I get a bit of rubbing at the stops. I just stop turning when I feel it, though that's is rare though as I know where it'll start rubbing and stop turning before then.
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I am running 285/75 mtr's with an OEM kit. The springs were in the truck when I bought it and I think they have sagged a bit but I do get rubbing at full stop. They ride great though.
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Speaking of wheels, look what I just got! Custom reverse mounted 3in backspacing 8 inchers. BTW, you can run 37in tires with an OME lift.
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Nice.. How much and where did ya get them? I will eventually need 4" back spaced wheels
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I got them at Trek Outfitters here in LA. Tina is an absolute sweetheart. Tell her I sent you and she will hook you up. The 4in backspacing is standard. I think they are like $55
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Dave, are they similatr to the AR rims that GCR has? Thats a great price.


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