Tyres for My MAV

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
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I have just purchased an '88 Ford Maverick (GQ Patrol), It needs new rubber all round soon and was wondering how big the tyres can be before I put the body lift into it. Currently it has 31x10.5's. If 33x10.5's are possible that would be great. Any one had any experience with this?
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Reply By: Grazza - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
I run 285/75R16's (I have a 3inch lift however)...

Grazza
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Reply By: troy - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
Jason, you will probably find 265/75/16's (or 32x11.5 R15) are the biggest you can go without scrubbing out too much when flexing. Troy

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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
Jason.
Go smaller not bigger, narrow tyres out perform wide tyres in almost every way. Dont be fooled by the tyre salesmen, look at what the profestionals use.
Eric.
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Follow Up By: Kezza - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
Well eric I suppose you should ask jason what hes using his 2.5 tonne maverick for and where he drives it daily. Cause while I agree with you in many instances I think the maverick/Patrol needs a bigger footprint than many lighter vehicles especially in sandy areas but also in general use there are many pros and cons. A lot also depends on the tyre he buys and obviously jason is starting to do his homework so hopefully by asking he'll get a good idea of somewhere to begin.
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Reply By: kezza - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002 at 00:00
agree 32X11.50rx15s the limit without mods 33s will scrub inside wheel arches Depennding on the donk the 32" will give you a nice highway gear ratio and better economy as well
k k kezza
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 at 00:00
I own a GQ Patrol (leaf sprung - Diesel- Ute) & have been told by one of the local tyre shops that it is possible to run 33's on my truck. I'm also looking for some new rubber & am finding it difficult to decide cause each shop you go to they tell you something different. I currently have 235/85/16 on split rims.
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