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      09-02-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Anyone lowered and running 265/30/20 (F)?

My front rim width is approx 9.5 inch, which makes my current 255/30/20 look a bit "stretched" (the raised rib--rim protector--is pulled further away from the wheel flange than I'd like).

I'm dropped on Eibach Pro Kit and no rubbing issues with 255, even at full lock. Unfortunately I'm not certain of the exact offset.
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That size tire has the same diameter as a 265/35/19.... The max diameter front tire that doesn't rub (unless offset is very aggressive) is 255/35/19 or 255/30/20. Even a 255 will sometimes rub the back of the fender liner at full lock. A 265/30/20 will definitely rub the fender liner at full lock. You could avoid turning to full lock if you want to run them.
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That size tire has the same diameter as a 265/35/19.... The max diameter front tire that doesn't rub (unless offset is very aggressive) is 255/35/19 or 255/30/20. Even a 255 will sometimes rub the back of the fender liner at full lock. A 265/30/20 will definitely rub the fender liner at full lock. You could avoid turning to full lock if you want to run them.
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That size tire has the same diameter as a 265/35/19.... The max diameter front tire that doesn't rub (unless offset is very aggressive) is 255/35/19 or 255/30/20. Even a 255 will sometimes rub the back of the fender liner at full lock. A 265/30/20 will definitely rub the fender liner at full lock. You could avoid turning to full lock if you want to run them.
It seems like we want to have a tire less than 26" tall up front?
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It seems like we want to have a tire less than 26" tall up front?
Yes, appears to be the case. Here are the tire specs with diameters in inches (mm). Stock is first listed, and "*" is what I'm running now.

245/35-19
25.75 (654.1)

255/30-20*
26.02 (661)

265/30-20
26.26 (667)
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That is correct - 26" is the magic number. Offset and wheel width are also factors. When tires are stretched they are easier to fit... when the offset is more conservative they are less likely to rub the back of the fender liner.

For example - at least one person has been able to fit a 265/35/19 tire on the front without rubbing. He was on a 10" et25 wheel. The tire stretch is what seemed to allow it to work.
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