Originally Posted by Chartoo
My XC ute is in the shed now and will be for a while. Its got 246/265 tyres on 12 slotter rims. Will These fit legally on my XE or will they be cop bait. My XE looks alright (newish paint) but probly wouldnt pass a roadworthy.
Depends what state you're in. Here in Vic it's OK to go 2 inches wider
on your wheels over the widest factory optioned rim on rear wheel drive cars.
Then, the tyre must readily fit on that size rim as per the tyre manufacturer
specifications. You can increase track by 1 inch up front and 2 on the back.
The tyres must not foul on any part of the vehicle ie-body/suspension etc.
And they must not protrude past the guard's outermost lip.
Tyre diametre can't increase by more than 15mm without an Engineers Cert.
Satisfy all of the above and you can run whatever you like!
Some people shorten their diff to accomodate huge rubber on the rear,
primarily for drags, and more often will need to lip the guards/mini tub or
full tubs to gain the required clearance, minimum 10mm throughout
full suspension travel.