Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Connecticut USA
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2 Things I would say prior to people taking on any tire changes in association with a lift, or even without anyways.
1) Lift helps with upper clearance not the side. So if you were rubbing on the fender which will most likely happen on the side as opposed to the top of the wheel well, you will still probably rub. Trucks usually have wider fender sides which allows a lift to accomodate larger tires but in our case its not so much the same. I have 215/65 16s (downsized from 18s) and it has about 1/2" - 3/4 clearance from contact on the sharpest wheel turns on the closest point from wheel to fender. which is on the sides of the wheel. Taking into consideration that I am already larger sidewall than stock 16 size of oem mazda wheel and a little bit more less offset (pushing the tire out a bit more also contributes to the distance between wheel-fender rubbing possibiities) The lift helps mainly with ground clearance of the front bumper in my opinion.
2) Speedo is going to be really skewed. Im already a few mph and up to 5+ when on the highway at higher speeds than what Im actually reading. Your size mentioned will most likely be even larger resulting in an even higher speed difference.
I wish I could provide better help with the size but my tire calc site is apparently dumb when comparing different sizes now since a recent update. It assumes we have same sidewall height which is not the case since the numbers are differed by the overall tire spec ratios which change more than just the difference in wheel size.
But then again another part of me just says meh why not go for it haha. Trial and error is always fun. Worst case scenario if it does not fit, you can use it as a spare tire for the rear if it has rubbing issues in the front. This was my logic when I ordered the first ko2 tire of this size.
2016 CX-3 GT AWD - Crystal White Pearl Mica.
My wants-to-grow-up-to-be-a-rally-car car