31s on an 89

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31s on an 89

Postby cdmiller » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:37 pm

I have read every post about tire size on here and what I've learned is ... You can run this size,you can't run this size,can run them without lift,you need lift,trim fenders,don't have to trim fenders ...
Soooo,I have an 89 xlt,no lift,stock rims but probably gonna get new rims and my question is - can I run,safely,31s
on my B2 ??? Please,anyone with a stock,no lift running 31s let me know. Thanks a million, Chris

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby Lance Skene » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:15 pm

31s will rub slightly when the wheels are at full lock.
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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby cdmiller » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:05 pm

Well the tires are ordered,so I guess I'll find out in a few days.
Thanks for the reply,Lance.

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby cdmiller » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:26 pm

I made a last minute decision and went with 30's.They look great,fill in stock fenders very nice and no rub problems.

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby tekatlarge » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:20 pm

Good show. I think the tire rub would be real aggravating so the 30's are a good selection..
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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby Lance Skene » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:25 am

So hows the 30"s workin out? I have 29.5"s on some alum Ranger rims and Ive never had the rub even while offroad.
'80 Bronco 351M
'85 BII 2.8/Duraspark
'89 F150 302 Supercab

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby cdmiller » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:59 am

The problem I'm having is not the front tires,but the back tires.They are wide and on dips or big bumps they scrub the fenders pretty hard.I'm getting a body lift kit put on this week.I just couldn't bring myself to cut the fenders.

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby Lance Skene » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:03 am

That could maybe have been fixed with differant rims, Ive had 10.5x31s with Ranger rims on mine and they cleared inside the rear fender easily, but rubbed on the front, now I have 10x29.5s on those same rims and theres no problems at either end.
'80 Bronco 351M
'85 BII 2.8/Duraspark
'89 F150 302 Supercab

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby cdmiller » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:44 pm

Hey Lance,let me run this by you . . . I got a 3'' body lift (looks great) so no more tire rubbing problems. BUT after the lift the 4x4 shift knob is now only about 2 inches off the floor and I can't get into 4 wheel drive.The knob won't budge at all..I asked the place that did the lift if the lift was the problem and of course they said no.Now they're talking about maybe having to replace the transfer case ! ?! !?! !? The lift ate up my Bronco budget,so now what ?

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Re: 31s on an 89

Postby Lance Skene » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:18 pm

I have a lifted '85 where the PO had cut a larger hole in the floor and extended the shift lever. Ive never driven the truck but it seems it would be functional. Its an extreme lift, 4" suspension and 4" body, I just wanted the body off it so I wont ever drive it but the PO said it worked well.
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