Has anyone increased their tire size after a 2” lift? Using the stock 20” rims. If so, what’s the largest you’ve been able to install without rubbing? Thanks!
The sides of the front wheel well stay about the same distance from the tire, even with a lift, because of their shape. :/Just 1/2” larger? Eesh I would have thought more. Now I’m thinking about 18” rims again ha.
I’m just surprised more folks haven’t done this by now. Usually someone somewhere has thrown larger tires on after a lift. And if we’d only be able to enjoy a 1/2” benefit as Robert mentioned, unless I am misunderstanding, I may opt for 18” rims.I've read the posts here saying 265/50R20 will rub... and that lower offset make it worse. So I can't reconcile the 20-30 examples (maybe more?) of 265/60R18s on +38 rims being mounted and apparently working fine. Add to that a handful of 265/65R17 at +38 or less.
Without lift it seems minor rub is most likely. with lift maybe, maybe not. I've been asking myself this same question as Brian and trying to talk myself into buying only the 265 tires for my stock 20s.... vs. going all in on 17 or 18" rims & tires. I also have a lift in mind...
Why should the 265/50R20 be more likely to rub than so many cases of the same nominal diameter and width on 18 and 17 with lower offset? Or is it just that they haven't rubbed yet? or that little bit of wheel well sanding took care of it...
Getting close to decision time for me.... so it's a timely question.
Ah okay that makes a bit more sense thanks. And I’d like more aggressive tires - thinking Pine Barrens!The sides of the front wheel well stay about the same distance from the tire, even with a lift, because of their shape. :/
Are you going for looks, or for some crazy off road adventures?
I need to touch up on my understanding of unibody verse....SUV maybe?With many, if not most, vehicles today, doing a lift doesn't materially increase the size of tires you can fit without rubbing. Vehicles are generally UniBody construction so any life it purely in the suspension and is limited in height as a result. Aerodynamic design also keeps wheel wells relatively "close". So aside from the other issues with upsizing (inaccurate speedo/odo and the need to also replace the spare with a tire of the same diameter) there's not much wiggle room there physically.
Back in the days of body on frame, a lift provided more benefit for tire size expansion. That's not the case these days with unibody...meaning lifts are just "suspension stretching" in effect...and the tighter body contours required for aerodynamics and fuel economy.I’m just surprised more folks haven’t done this by now. Usually someone somewhere has thrown larger tires on after a lift. And if we’d only be able to enjoy a 1/2” benefit as Robert mentioned, unless I am misunderstanding, I may opt for 18” rims.