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Old 03-29-2015, 10:12 AM   #21
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You also gain some more lift, that includes the axle, if you go to bigger tires. I gained, basically, another 1.5" of lift when I increased tire size by an overall diameter of 2.9 inches.
Stock tires: 175x80 13 24" Dia
Dealer installed larger tires: 205x75 14 26.1" Dia
My installed tires: 215x70 15 26.9" Dia
I left the tires alone, as my old setup would rub the wheel well and create a whole in it for water to leak in. I've not had any problem with axle clearance, but wanted bumper and wheel well clearance improvement.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:15 PM   #22
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I left the tires alone, as my old setup would rub the wheel well and create a whole in it for water to leak in. I've not had any problem with axle clearance, but wanted bumper and wheel well clearance improvement.
Strange, I have no rubbing problems with the 14" tires Mark installed at Roberts, nor the 15" I installed when living in Moab. (Went 15" so I could dump the trailer tires and go with a set of AT tires.}

Had one two many flats on those trailers tires and not from highway driving. The sidewalls split like crazy when pulling the trailer over ledges when dispersed camping around Moab. I have taken those Yokohamas down some serous road in the San Rafael Swell a few times and no problems, no flats.

Now, that's a place to go camping....if you want no want nearby. I can give you some GPS locations for some sites there that are GREAT and the sights are pretty good too.
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