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Old 08-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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So I just put a new set of 235/85/16 Ribs on my 4" lifted raptor. As you can see they are tight! Lower pic is two stock 15's & one new 16". Sitting flat on pavement about 1" to 11/2" between them in the center. When center tire is raised & rear dropped, about 3/4". This is too close isn't it ? So Im staying with these tires regardless of labor involved if need be. My thoughts so far: Longer 7-3/4" Tri-Angle Leaf Spring Equalizer Bars for center wheel & move outer hangers out ? A while back I thought I came across a product that replaced the equalizer bars construction for better ride, maybe kill two birds w/one stone. Not sure if they would work on a 15k rig though. Are these gonna rub ? Any help appreciated---Thanks Proflow
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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So I just put a new set of 235/85/16 Ribs on my 4" lifted raptor. As you can see they are tight! Lower pic is two stock 15's & one new 16". Sitting flat on pavement about 1" to 11/2" between them in the center. When center tire is raised & rear dropped, about 3/4". This is too close isn't it ? So Im staying with these tires regardless of labor involved if need be. My thoughts so far: Longer 7-3/4" Tri-Angle Leaf Spring Equalizer Bars for center wheel & move outer hangers out ? A while back I thought I came across a product that replaced the equalizer bars construction for better ride, maybe kill two birds w/one stone. Not sure if they would work on a 15k rig though. Are these gonna rub ? Any help appreciated---Thanks Proflow
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:20 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by proflow:
So I just put a new set of 245/85/16 Ribs on my 4" lifted raptor. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
OK, I'm confused. The XPS Rib is available as a:

LT235/85R-16E
Diameter - 32.0"
Width - 9.7" on 7.0" rim
Rated Load - 3042 lbs @ 80 PSIG

LT245/75R-16E
Diameter - 30.6"
Width - 9.6" on 7.0" rim
Rated Load - 3042 lbs @ 80 PSIG

This information can be found HERE.

I don't find the LT245/85 size to which you refer. If you have the LT245/75 tires, how does the brochure diameter above compare to the tires you're removing?

On the other hand, if you're using the LT235/85 size, just swap 'em for the shorter LT245/75 and you'll be home free.

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Go with 225 or 245 size tires, they will fit better. 245 has the same load carrying capacity as the 235.
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OK, lets see if this link works. the slide show is best----Proflow

http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m297/in2proflow/dons...current=1958ba21.pbw
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