31x10.5\'s on newer S-10??????
Since I don't have $2000 for a suspension lift and I don't like the compromises a body lift entails, I've decided to settle w/ bigger tires for the time being. Right now my tires are about 26" in diameter and it looks like I could easily extend their radius by 2" (i.e. get some 30 inchers) w/o rubbing the outer fenders. I might have some rubbing on the sway bar and frame, but it shouldn't be too bad. What I'm wondering now, though, is whether or not I can put some 31X10.5's on a stock height 96 S-10 4x4 (not ZR2) if I get medium offset rims. The rims should alleviate the inner fender rubbing problems, and my measurements say that extending the tire radius 2.5" (from the 26 inchers) shouldn't cause rubbing on the outer fender (although it is close). The top outer fender might rub on big bumps with the 31x10.5s, but longer bumpstops would fix that. The guy at Big-O said my idea would work fine until I turned the tires (which extends tires radius and thus causes rubbing on front and back outer fender). My measurements say differently, though. I just want a second opinion. Any thoughts? Also, would 31x9.5's on stock rims be another opttion, or are tires that size even available?
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Steven Fairchild [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] <font color=green> 96' S-10 4x4 </font color=green> [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]