Still considering that myself. The OME offers enough clearance, but my debate lies with getting 285s that will add only 1/2" to the clearance, 1" to the width, but with a drop in MPG and power. Is it worth it? That's my biggest question at the moment.guinnessjim wrote: i am looking at 285/75r16s on my stock rims at this point. i know some of you (Racer) are running 285/75r16 and had to so some modifications. things been ok so far? are you getting rubbing due to width? if so, do you think the OME suspension might fix that?
This is about the only pic I have that kind of shows what 265s and the OME look like together:what about peeps running the 265s w/ OME? haven't heard of rubbing problems, but do they look ok? does the 1+" ground clearance make a noticeable difference?
Only that I'm considering the same, more or less, but also if it will be 265, 285, P rated or LT rated, etc.looking at nitto terra grapplers, cooper ATR, and yoko geo A/TS at this point. any thots?
yeah, i am having the same thought re: the 285s. i ran 265s on my F-150 and never really had any traction issues, although i didn't take it the places i took my T4R.NVSteve wrote:Still considering that myself. The OME offers enough clearance, but my debate lies with getting 285s that will add only 1/2" to the clearance, 1" to the width, but with a drop in MPG and power. Is it worth it? That's my biggest question at the moment.
well...ATM, i am in Las vegas - not much chance of daily snow issues here. i was thinking more along the line of the nasty clays and muds that one can find themselves in out this way. driving around the san rafeal swell (UT) a few autumns ago i hit some clay that ended up being essentially cemented inside my wheel wells on my F-150...there were no rubbing/sticking issues then, but given the more confined space on my pathy (and the mudguards) that might have become a problem. (maybe not though....hard to say how much would be naturally cleared due to wheel action)RacerZX wrote:Yeah, after those modifications I did to the liners.
On a previous trip it was more snow and slush, and yeah, there did get to be enough buildup that I got a little rubbing, but not enough I would consider at all worrisome.
OTOH, I'm a pansy native Californian that just goes and plays snowman for a weekend at a time. If you live in the deep freeze for months on end, maybe it could be a problem? I really don't know.
I posed the same question a while ago. Since then, I've spent some time eyeballing my tires and wheel wells. A 1/2" extra (285s) on either side certainly looks like it will easily fit, at least in terms of up/down articulation. I did notice that I had ice caked inbetween the wheels and wheel wells when I walked out to my PF after work yesterday. Above the wheels was clear, but I literally had slabs of ice cemented between both sides of the tires. I knocked it all off before I drove home, but that made me think of muds or clays also. An extra 1/2" closer to the wells might be too close for comfort, especially when little rocks are always part of that mud/clay.guinnessjim wrote: i guess i am also a little concerned about wheel clearance during articulation....i think i need to just put some different tires on post-OME and see how much room i have.