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Im running 235/70-16 BFG ATs on 16x8 ET25 wheels (summer) and 225/75-16 on 16x7 ET40 wheels (winter). Have removed the "bump" and used a heat gun and a round wooden stick to shape the plastic liners. No rubbing. In a few days Ill install the OME lift kit and try to see if 245/70s will fit

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Im running 235/70-16 BFG ATs on 16x8 ET25 wheels (summer) and 225/75-16 on 16x7 ET40 wheels (winter). Have removed the "bump" and used a heat gun and a round wooden stick to shape the plastic liners. No rubbing. In a few days Ill install the OME lift kit and try to see if 245/70s will fit
Wow, you had no issues other than a little rubbing on the plastic with 235/70-16 BFG ATs a 29" tire where many have reported at least minor problems with 225-70-16 a 28.4" tire. Of course tired old springs may be a large part of the problem. Is your RAV4 a 2 or a 4 door? I think the lighter 2 door RAV's sit a little higher because they are a bit lighter.

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I've already fitted P245-70R-16's on my 2000 RAV4 AWD with no issues. I'm waiting for Cooper to introduce this size in a Discoverer MT profile, about 27-28" in diameter, just an awesome tire for off-road and mud & snow. But my rav has the 2.5" factory lift installed, so.....your results may vary.
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Install Bassett racing wheels 15" x 7" with 3.75" backspacing (model 57RF375)

Install Interco Super Swampers TSL Bias 29" x 8.5" x 15" (model SAM-25)


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15" rims will fit without interfering with the brake caliper?
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Yes, with the appropriate backspacing. The style tire I wanted to run was not available for a 16 inch wheel. So, I went with a 15 inch wheel by trial & error method until I found the correct backspacing that would give me clearance over(away) from the caliper.


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Do you have any pictures of this setup? I had thought about 15" rims but didn't think they would get over the caliper.
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I'd like to know what the backspacing for the 15" rims is? I know that 2.5" puts the tire into the outer fender lip interference zone, even with 235-75-R16's. But not sure about 15's.
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Anyone ever try fitting the Cooper discoverer stt pro size
LT215/85R16?


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