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Any Issues with Bigger Tires After Strut Lift Install

Thread in 'Aftermarket Parts' started by Memphis Gus, May 13, 2019.

  1. Memphis Gus

    Memphis Gus Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    I purchased a Super Lift 2.5" Front and 1.5" Rear strut spacers for my 2007 4x4 V8 Limited Sports Trac.
    I am keeping the stock 18" rims but putting on larger tires:
    BFG KO2 255/70/18 (vs. Stock 235/65/18)
    New tires are 0.7" wider and 2.1" taller than stock.
    Does anyone have a similar set up?
    Can you tell me if I will have any issues with my tires rubbing up/down, or while turning?
    Super Lift says these tires will fit with their spacers but man they look big next to truck.

    Thanks - Memphis Gus
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Expect to loose alot of lowend torque and a large speedo error. Get the Ecu recalibrated for the revolution per mile difference, so you dont have Trans shifting problems. Sorry if you already thought of it.
     
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  3. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Whats the exact height?? 33" 32.5?
     
  4. Memphis Gus

    Memphis Gus Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    - I finished the tire conversion:
    *BFG KO2 255/70/18 (vs. Stock 235/65/18)
    *Super Lift 2.5" Front and 1.5" Rear strut spacers
    *2007 4x4 V8 Limited Sports Trac
    *New tires are 32.1" tall that's 2.1" taller than stock (0.9" wider)
    - I think it looks great!! I could not be more please!
    - Just a tiny bit of rubbing when in a full turn, in reverse on an incline.
    - 7% speedometer change so @ 70 MPH I am really doing 75 MPH
    - I noticed no drop off in the performance or issues with shifting
    - MPG down just a hair, barely noticeable
    - Bonus I bought the tires "used".
    *Only had 500 miles on them (pull-off from a Jeep)
    *Paid $325 for 5 tires.
    *Sold one for $100 so my total cost in tires was only $225 for damn near new BFG KO2's
    *Less than cost of 1 new tire + tax
    *Good deals to be had on used tires if you search long an hard
    - Posted a pic but it does not do the change justice
    - Need to see in person to appreciate how aggressive the stance looks now
    2007 Sports Trac With New Tires2.JPG
     

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