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- Jan 6, 2006
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I have 32.6" tires and even in Access I wouldn't try a full lock turn. Bump stops are even lower.
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I guess mine is magic. Diameter is not the only determining factor. If I ran a 275 or 285 with the same overall diameter I’m sure I’d have problems, that’s why I went tall and (relatively) skinny.I have 32.6" tires and even in Access I wouldn't try a full lock turn. Bump stops are even lower.
Yeah, I’m going to disagree with the real world application of this. I’m not sure why you took the cheap shot about only being worried about looks, I hope that wasn’t meant for me.Timbo, your tyre diameter increase from 30.0" to 30.5" or 94.247" vs 95.818" circumference amounts to a 1.66% increase. That alone is less than you'd have by tyre wear alone.
Add the factor of same tyre spec numbers in diameter and sidewall the variations between tyre manufactures having a wider margin of error than your 1/2" diameter gain.
Then there's the other crowd that install 2", 3" or 4" taller tyres now adding over 6.28", 9.42" and 12.56" to the tyre circumference. Talk about overgearing issues but then they are looking cool is all that matters.
Going up one to two tyre sidewall widths and down the aspect ratio 5% will usually result in the same tyre diameter and circumforence which becomes more critical with newer vehicles being geared tall for the most highway MPG like 1,900 to 2,100 rpm's at 60+ mph.
Driving at 7 to 10,000' elevations with overly tall tyres really shine now as a guttless vehicle. ......~~=o&o>.........
Perhaps, but it doesn’t matter at all as I will never run stock sized tires on it. I know when I switched it wasn’t a big enough difference for me to regret the change. It’s still a heavy vehicle with average (below average now) horsepower. If I want to zip around I’ll drive my wife’s Mini, my daughters Bimmer, or my son’s modded GTI.Those look good! Not too skinny...
If you think the negative effects on road are minimal you may just be forgetting! I swap back n forth between stock size and 275/65s...and it's always profound to to me.