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Old 01-22-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Rear tire clearance when towing with larger tires (33")

I'm looking at new tires for my 2013 XLT 2WD. I'll be having the Rough Country 2" lift installed, and would like to go with a larger tire - going with the Cooper ST Maxx. I tow a 6000# travel trailer with ~800# tongue weight. Use a WDH naturally. Any idea how large I can go with a tire without risk of rubbing while towing?
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I'm running 33" Michelins with no lift and have had no issues

4x4 though
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I'm running 33" Michelins with no lift and have had no issues

4x4 though
Thanks - there seems to be a ton of room in the wheel well. My installer asked the questions, so thought it worth asking here. I think I'll go over to the storage unit and hook up the trailer without the WDH and check the clearance. If that looks good, it seems safe to assume that once WDH is set and the rear is lifted, I'd have plenty of room for the movement I might see while driving/towing.
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Your issue in the rear should not be tire rub. If that is the case you have far too much squat happening.
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i run 35's and have had 7k lbs behind me and tires were not even close to rubbing.. like Dirttracker said.. should not be a factor with proper tounge weight.
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Thanks - seemed like a dumb question, but better safe than sorry.
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No dumb question when to comes to towing...Safety first. You will have to increase the air pressure in the rear tires of course..
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I am also running a 275/60R20 Duratrac, a 33" tire, with no lift and have 0 clearance issue in the back, the front is close though and actually ripped off my weathertech mudflaps.
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