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Old 03-21-2004, 16:13   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

Would 10" rims with 295 tires fit under a XF ute without having the guards flared.

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It would be incredibly tight if they did fit, but I doubt they would.

I have pumped my guards out and lipped them (of course) on my XD sedan and can just fit a 275 on a 8" rim.
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So i guess they wouldnt fit. Would it take much to make them fit.

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Big flares or a mini tub.

Being as its a ute it would be really easy to mini tub the rear. Then you'd just need to get the offset of the rims changed to tuck under the car more or have the diff shortened.
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Re: 295 tires

Thanks for the replies, is it expensive to have the guards pumped out a little, I prefer to have someone else do the body work, as i would generaly make a mess of things.

I would probably go smaller but i can pick up a pair of rims and tyres for a good price and need to sum up if it is worth the trouble and cost of having the guards modded.

I am pretty sure the 295's would keep the rear end a bit more in shape through 1'st and 2nd gears.

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I personally hate flares so i'm not sure how much it would cost to have them installed. I doubt it would be too much less than mini tubbing a ute.

Guards pumped out should not be too expensive, I did mine with a large hammer and a lot of time. But like I said, pumping the guards still very unlikely get a 295 under the guards.

Big tyers will make a huge improvement in dry weather traction.... major traction problems when the weather turns sour though.
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NO they wont fit unless u flare the guards ! I'm getting the same BBS mags 8.5 x 19 fronts & 9.5 x 19 rears and tyres as the DJR car, 245/35R19 fronts & 285/30R19's rears and Herrod have told me that to fit them on my GT (when it gets here !) they will have to roll the guards to fit them
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Probably the easiest way to check will be using a tape measure.

You'll 295mm to start with, then add 20mm for sidewall buldge, then add 20mm or so for cornering movement.

So your going to need at least 335mm available under the guard to fit them, assuming the offset of the rims is perfect for what you want to do.
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thanks guys when i get home i will measure and see how much work it would be, might also call around and see what sort of cost it would be to have it tubbed.

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Shane3 - he's talking about an XF, not a BA.

tagsXF - I had an XE wagon with 14 x 10 12 slotters. 245/50/14 on the front and 265/50/14 on the rear - no scraping and no problems whatsoever (apart from insurance hassles). 295s would be a different story though, but I think if you lip/roll the guards, you should be OK.
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