View Full Version : Tire clearance to wheel well

tooth ferry
08-28-2016, 04:13 PM
2014 Montana High Country 305 RL. Replaced original tires with larger tires Firestone Transforce 235/85R - 16 which are 1" larger diameter or 1/2" taller from hub to top. MORryde CRE3000 suspension. Yesterday I found that the tires had hit the top of the wheel well and caused a little worn area over each tire. Would appreciate it if some of you with this set-up and larger than original tires would look and see if you are having this problem. Please reply to this post. Thanks

08-28-2016, 05:35 PM
2011 Montana 3150RL ... Michelin 16" LT MX4's which were also 1" taller. No issue. Mor/ryde LRE 4000 suspension.

08-29-2016, 12:32 AM
Tooth Fairy,
how much clearance do you have between the top of your tires & wheel well? I have 4 inches of clearance with the Power King china bombs I want to replace on my HC 318RE. I am not sure 3.5 inches is going to be enough if I replace them with LT tires.

Thanks Roger

08-29-2016, 06:21 AM
Just a off the wall thought would be suspension caused issue...lesser equalizer than what we have on montanas and more than likely not the same spring pack. I would rather have to work on that than have lesser tires. John

tooth ferry
08-29-2016, 09:39 AM
youngr3. There is only 2 1/2" clearance between top of tire and bottom of the wheel well now. If I went back to smaller tires that would only add 1/2" Looks to be still tight if CRE 3000 has 3" travel.

08-29-2016, 09:59 AM
Tooth fairy,

Do you have a solution to fix it? I wouldn't think your springs would be worn out already. I am sure not crazy about putting new St tires on mine. Hopefully some others will chime in on this issue

Thanks Roger

08-29-2016, 11:24 AM
I went from the ST Goodyear Marabombs to the Michelin LT235/85R16 tires. They rub on the plastic fender wheelwell covers where it comes down between the tires when I hit a big dip in the pavement. Leaves black tire marks on cover.Not hurting the tires.

08-29-2016, 12:12 PM
Same tires as Big Red275 with same results.

tooth ferry
08-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Took another look today. The springs only have 3/4" to 1" of arch in them. I don't know if that is normal or not. Will talk with Dexter and find out. Will post the outcome but will take several days to find the answer. By the way , that is Tooth Ferry not Tooth Fairy.

08-30-2016, 12:04 AM
Tooth Ferry,
I am so sorry I spelled your name wrong. I have been so wrapped up in this tire problem and other things trying to get ready to leave in a couple of weeks.
I will go out to the fiver this morning & look at the arch in my springs. I will post my findings.

Thanks Again !

08-30-2016, 01:22 AM
tooth ferry,

I just measured the arch on my springs. used a level placed at the center of the spring eye bolts, then measured down to the top of the spring at the center of the ubolts. spring arch is 2 inches. Hope this help !