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Old 01-23-2009
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Tire size on 800

I searched multiple forums and really could't get a good answer. Can I fit 32 inch tires on an 800 with a three inch lift? I'm thinking of a 1.5 add a leafs and 1.5 shakle lift. Also do I need to shim the front axle with this size lift?

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Old 01-23-2009
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Re: Tire size on 800

I have 31's on my 62 80, and with a 3 inch body lift, there appears to be plenty of room for more. The turning circle gets larger though as bigger tires will mean they hit the leafs sooner.
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I have 31's on my 62 80, and with a 3 inch body lift, there appears to be plenty of room for more. The turning circle gets larger though as bigger tires will mean they hit the leafs sooner.
Thanks for the reply. There are 31's on it now and I think I will stick with that size untill I can scrape together the parts for the lift.
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Re: Tire size on 800

im running 33x12.5 15's on my 67 800,,,,NO LIFT...at all,,,just trimmed the wheel well edges a lil
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im running 33x12.5 15's on my 67 800,,,,NO LIFT...at all,,,just trimmed the wheel well edges a lil

I would love to run 33s on mine. How much did you have to trim the wheel well edges?
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Re: Tire size on 800

33's have the turning radius of a boeing 747, not fun working in tight spots
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Re: Tire size on 800

I'm running 235/85/16's on my 800 which are about 32.5" tall and about 9.5" wide with a 2.5" lift springs and an inch or so of shackle lift. These fit great, and since they are narrow they actually fit INSIDE the wheel well, don't rub at all, and my turning radius is still not super bad (though not quite as good as with stock tires).

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Re: Tire size on 800

My '69 has 33's with a SOA conversion. I have yet to drive it as I need to get the flywheel replaced, but the PO stated it didn't have any problems.
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Re: Tire size on 800

My goal for my 1970 800A was to fit 33" tires without rubbing. I am currently running 33x9.50R15 Les Schwab Mud Terrain tires. To make them fit without rubbing with the stock axles I installed 2.5" lift Mr. Scout springs, 5" eye-to-eye shackles, new body bushings, and a 1" body lift. I tried running these tires without the body lift and I had some minor rubbing on the body panels at full flex. The narrow width makes all the difference for fitting them without trimming body panels.

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Old 01-28-2009
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Re: Tire size on 800

35s on SOA without rubbing!!
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Re: Tire size on 800

I'm planning on going with som 34x9.5 before long...hoping a narrower tire will lower my turning radius a little bit.
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