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Old 02-08-2019, 10:28 AM   #25
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Thor Outlaw 29H
State: Tennessee
Posts: 458
THOR #13869
Originally Posted by Long & Winding road View Post
Good to know.... so your saying you could not find a tire with a Half inch overall height change that would fit the OEM 16 inch rims? Thats odd... I have not research it yet but I would have thought there was one on the market.

Did you look at tires that are a little wider than factory as well? But would still fit on the OEM rims? Or perhaps some has aftermarket 16 steel rims that are half to one inch wider so we can mount an oversized tire too?

Yeah your right.... its not worth that kind of expense for just a half inch height change. But it would be pretty sweet if one could find larger tires that would fit the rims.
Well, not sure if they make a taller tire for a 16" rim, I was looking for same tire size with a higher load rating.
No, did not consider wider nor narrow tires.
I was trying to keep it simple on affecting the speedometer, and present tire/wheel clearances, hence search size being same.

And with the calculator, it did not recognize the decimal point.
Trying to insert 17.5 for a comparison, it took it as 175" rim, lol.


Here is another

So to get a much taller overall tire, more like going to a 225/75-R17.5 instead of a 215/75 like Rickson suggests.
My worry is suspension travel clearance as the tire moves up into the wheel well, and/or when turning the steering wheel all the way.

Let us know if you find something and figure it out.

For those that have driven a Ford Raptor truck in reverse with the wheel turned all the way, know what I mean. Clug-clug-clug as the edge of the tire rubs the plastic inner fender well!
With factory stock sized tire's, done that since new!
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