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Old 11-17-2009, 05:47 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Dually Tire Size Difference

Was wondering if stock tires, door placard, (LT215/85x16) verses what a dealer put on my 06.... TOYO (LT235/85x16) requires a small, say, 1/2" spacer? I figure if I haul the 5th wheel those tires will get awlfully close due to the weight.

Any input would be appreciated.....thanks in advance.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:04 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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the LT235-85R16 depending on brand does need a small spacer between the duals so they dont rub but MOST wont! the 235s look way better IMO!
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:20 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info....just for clarification...the tires are TOYO also. I have noticed that the 235's are just touching, so I figured with a 5'er on its back...they will touch. So the 1/2" spacer was thought of........hopes thats enough. hi hi

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:28 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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i would think that a 1/2 inch spacer will work fine for 235's. i have 265-75-r16 on my dually and run 2" spacers on the back
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:15 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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I did put the 1/2" spacers on and notice there was some rubbing of tires. I was able to use the 1/2" spacer with about 8 threads getting a good bite on the stud. From what I understand, that should be ample. Again thanks for the info and help.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:29 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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does anyone have any pics? I'm trying to decide on what to run on my dually.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:04 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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i have the 235's with 1/4 spacer and no problems they look better then the 215's but i think the 265's with 2" gonna look lot better
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:45 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Picture of 1/2" spacer between rear Toyo LT235/85x16's

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:34 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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the LT235-85R16 depending on brand does need a small spacer between the duals so they dont rub but MOST wont! the 235s look way better IMO!
TyreBoyz, what is the best way to determine if the spacer is required. When I bought new tires I went to the 235-85R16 as well, but I don't know if they used a spacer. Can I measure between the tires when empty and tires at normal pressure and look for a minimum distance?

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Old 12-04-2009, 07:39 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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you can see if the tires rubbed against each other,if they did or do you'll need to do spacers! have you ever seen what a tire looks like after its been curbed? well it wont be that bad but it will have similar scuff marks on the sidewalls!
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