Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Smiths Grove Kentucky
Need some advice
I just installed stock springs #6312, 2" drop spindles, 225-60-15 BFG radial TA tires. I have a slight tire rub when I am the only passenger on hard bumps or sharp turns. Tonight I took my wife and her friend for a drive and the right front was rubbing on most every dip. I have not been able to determine where it is hitting, I think it is probably the outer lip of the fender. The wheels are 15 x 8 with 4.5" backspacing. My question is, do members think going to a 205-60-15 would solve the problem, looks like that is about 1.4"less in height which would give me about 5/8" more clearance and I would gain some clearance by the tire not being quite as wide. I would like to stay with the 15x8's even though they may be a little wide. Could I put a 195 on a 8 inch rim? Just wondering if any one has already dealt with this combination. Any information or recommendations will be appreciated.