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what tire size for 02 rodeo with 2 inch lift

Postby NORCALsaysHELLA » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:38 am

im planning getting for new shoes for the zoo sometime in the summer with some 15X8 rock crawlers and was wondering what tire size you recommend. i dont mind banging and minor cutting inside the fender well but do not want to touch the outside. also dont care if the mud flaps have to go. whats the biggest i can go without too much cutting? im thinking maybe a 31x10.5x15? or would that require alot of cutting? also if anyone has any pics of a 1.5 or 2 inch lifted 2nd gen rodeo with upgraded tires please post em. id like some inspiration. thanks!
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COMING SOON: +1 inch spacer in the rear, t-bar crank, and 31's
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Postby Gizmo42 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:44 am

The amount the wheels stick out is going to cause the biggest problem. The less back spacing the more you are going to have to trim.

32x11.50-15 on 15x8 with 3.75" back space and 3" suspension lift....

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Postby NORCALsaysHELLA » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:49 am

Gizmo42 wrote:The amount the wheels stick out is going to cause the biggest problem. The less back spacing the more you are going to have to trim.


oh yeah thats right! i forgot about the backspacing. alright so what tires with 3.75 " backspacing?
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COMING SOON: +1 inch spacer in the rear, t-bar crank, and 31's
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Postby Gizmo42 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:38 pm

I dont know what the back space is on 15" snow flakes but here is Tammys rodeo with 31's on snow flakes. I dont think she has a lift, not sure...

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She took a hammer to hers for clearance but it wasnt very much and was mostly just the inside seam. I know she had to do a little of the bottom edge of the fender but only a couple inches.

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Postby NORCALsaysHELLA » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:41 pm

hmm im thinking 31's will do the job. does anybody have the username or the pictures of the white second gen rodeo that has a 2" lift? i remember his sig had picture of the comparison to a stock one. i tried to search everywhere but couldnt find it. also what tire size was he running?
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Postby jwood1016 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:12 pm

is their even a two inch lift made for rodeos...just do the 3 inch independent 4x lift and get 32's like mine and gizmo's.
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Postby NORCALsaysHELLA » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:58 pm

jwood1016 wrote:is their even a two inch lift made for rodeos...just do the 3 inch independent 4x lift and get 32's like mine and gizmo's.


man i wish i could. but money is tight. maybe in the near future i will :lol: as for the 2 inch lift, i swapped the rear coills with trooper coils and it raised the back 2 inches. but i still need to crank the front up which will be done soon.
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Postby Cronk » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:28 pm

I just hammered mine back. Not as drastic as cutting and still does the job.

I'm running 32" tires right now with the factory off set and have no rubbing issues. When I ran the 31" tires on snowflakes (which have zero offset), they would rub slightly in a sharp turn.

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Postby NORCALsaysHELLA » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:50 pm

cronk wrote:I just hammered mine back. Not as drastic as cutting and still does the job.

I'm running 32" tires right now with the factory off set and have no rubbing issues. When I ran the 31" tires on snowflakes (which have zero offset), they would rub slightly in a sharp turn.


awesome! do you have any pics of your zu when you were running the 31's by any chance?
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Postby Cronk » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:48 am

Here is the best pic with it on 31"s that I have. You can see the bottom of the fender well where I did the hammering.

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