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Old 06-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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How close is too close?

My original tires were Goodyear marathons 235/80/16E. After my issue with them and hearing all the negative posts, I decided to replace them. I bought Michelin XPS RIB 235/85/16E. I didn't really think about the difference in size. They are actually about an inch taller. So with the two side by side, there is now a gap of just over 1 1/2 inches. Before there was about 2 1/2 inches between the tires. Now I'm a little worried. Put my mind at ease and tell me I'm ok😁. Jerry


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Old 06-16-2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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You did good to get rid of the MaraBombs ... tragedy would only have been a trip or two away. They serve their purpose for light trailers, but fail miserably on heavier ones. I run Michelin LT's as well with about the same gap ... they haven't rubbed yet even when I checked during a tight parking lot turn.
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My original tires were Goodyear marathons 235/80/16E. After my issue with them and hearing all the negative posts, I decided to replace them. I bought Michelin XPS RIB 235/85/16E. I didn't really think about the difference in size. They are actually about an inch taller. So with the two side by side, there is now a gap of just over 1 1/2 inches. Before there was about 2 1/2 inches between the tires. Now I'm a little worried. Put my mind at ease and tell me I'm ok��. Jerry
If they are only an inch taller and you had 2-1/2" clearance, you should now have 2" clearance. 1" larger diameter is 1/2" larger radius if you are talking about tire to wheel well opening.
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My original tires were Goodyear marathons 235/80/16E. After my issue with them and hearing all the negative posts, I decided to replace them. I bought Michelin XPS RIB 235/85/16E. I didn't really think about the difference in size. They are actually about an inch taller. So with the two side by side, there is now a gap of just over 1 1/2 inches. Before there was about 2 1/2 inches between the tires. Now I'm a little worried. Put my mind at ease and tell me I'm ok��. Jerry


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If they are only an inch taller and you had 2-1/2" clearance, you should now have 2" clearance. 1" larger diameter is 1/2" larger radius if you are talking about tire to wheel well opening.
I am assuming by his comment he meant between the tires, not tire to wheel well opening. 1/2" on both tires would be the 1" difference.
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I doubt an xchock will fit between them!


Probably wouldn't before with the GYs either.
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If they are only an inch taller and you had 2-1/2" clearance, you should now have 2" clearance. 1" larger diameter is 1/2" larger radius if you are talking about tire to wheel well opening.

Yes but there are two tires. So it would be an inch closer. Jerry


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Yes but there are two tires. So it would be an inch closer. Jerry
I did state when referencing tire to wheel well, not tire to tire.
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Thanks for all of the replies. So even when so even when making a u turn or backing sharply into a campsite it shouldn't be an issue either? Jerry


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