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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 10:26 AM
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What is the widest rear tire you can fit on a Fleetwood without modification?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 11:37 AM
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I'm using 275/35ZR20 on the back and there's not much room left.
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 11:42 AM
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Pics plz! I wanna get the widest also.
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 12:43 PM
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I think one person has 285's, but 275's are generally thought of as the widest that fit for most--that's what I have, and they're quite tight in the back, even though we reshaped and modded the skirt handles and such.

Either way, if you go anything wider than stock, you pretty much have to mod the skirt handles & mounts. Pretty simple, and everyone does it their own way (some grind them down & cut, but we just carefully reformed the handles inward), and it all fits perfectly.

Here's my 275's, with the best rear views I could find (note, the bumper is now aligned & without a gap ):






And one from the front:


I had some of how we changed my skirt handles, but I can't find them right now.

These 275-50-17's are very tight towards the top versus the inner fender sheetmetal, but still with tiny enough gap--don't think I've had rubbing issues--just can't fit my fingers in there like I could with the stockers. And not sure how you'd go any wider, either, as these seem about as much so as you could pull off without serious mods.

[ 12-12-2006, 01:49 PM: Message edited by: caddyguy109 ]
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 12:56 PM
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Here's a couple pics of mine. They're not great but may help a bit.

Looking up. I don't remember which is left or right but here's both sides.



Looking up 2



Right rear



I modded a couple of my handles too.
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 01:04 PM
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What are these "skirt handles" you guys are referring to?
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 04:29 PM
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 04:49 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Caddylack:
What are these "skirt handles" you guys are referring to?
Uh, the 2 handles on each of the rear skirt pieces that lock them in place--pull down to unlock & remove, and back up to lock them in place. Just like in his picture^^, though those have been modded as said to clear the tires & wheels.
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2006, 07:19 AM
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didn't we talked about this already, i have fit 285-40-17 on the back of the wood, just need the rigth back spacing, i used ss rims for that, right now i'm running 265-50-15, adn still have space, have to take a pictures of it
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-13-2006, 01:05 PM
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i have 275 40 20 all around i have no issues except the front on a full u turn it rubs the frame a little bit
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