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has anyone experimented with over sized tires on their Rav. I'm not talking huge but the tires i want to get are 2.5" in diameter larger than the stock 18". Stock tires are 28" diameter and the tires i want to purchase are 30.5 in diameter. Has anyone had any experience with this. My concern is the tire rubbing while turning.
 

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Also consider driving over potholes with passengers or extra weight in the rear. I am lightly scraping the plastic fender wells when going over bumps but only with passengers in the back.

My problem is larger rims but with a lower profile tire. 20”x10” with 275/30R20 in the rear.
 

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The biggest tires you can put without a lift kit and new suspensions are 265 65 r17.
Wrong, this won't fit at all

The largest tire you can fit is 245/65R17. It will fit stock but better with a lift kit.

255/65R17 has been done with a lift and a lot of trimming and hammering the inner fenders
 

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Were you also planning on changing the final drive ratio?
 

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"245 65 r17""

# 1 : How can I put tires bigger than 245 65 r17 on a 2009 rav4? Readylift 2" lift kit won't solve the problem of the front suspension (coil springs) allowing max 29.5" tires. I need bigger space for the tires to allow more clearing space to go up north I have to do a little off road and 245 70 r17 or 245 75 r17.

#2 : Is there a bigger lift kit than readylift 2" front and 1" back lift kit? Their lift kit only gives a 12" clearing space under the truck?

# 3 : Wich 17" mags width size should I get to put 245's on 245 65 r17 to 245 75 r17?
 

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You can fit 255/65R17 if you don’t mind bashing your inner fenders with a sledgehammer.

I have run 245/65/17 and honestly I don’t think you should go any bigger. If you need that much bigger, you should maybe consider another vehicle.

You can’t lift more than 2 inches in the front. Any more will pull the CV axles out too much. Equally, the suspension components won’t tolerate more than 2”.

2” lift on 245/65/17 is still a nice upgrade over stock. Try it and you’ll see.
 
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