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Old 09-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2003 baja. I need to buy winter tires. What is the maximum size I can put with 16" wheels without having problem. I would like to get Lt tires or studed tires.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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The narrow wheel well, and the way the arches close up at the bottom severely limits tire size. I have an 05 with a 2" body lift, and I run a 215/70 16 AT General, and these will slightly rub at full chalk when new.

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Old 09-29-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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LT tires are often worse in the snow compared to passenger snow tires.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:12 AM   #4
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LT tires are often worse in the snow compared to passenger snow tires.
true but lt in quebec is perfect to start winter, in the law we must have snow tire or LT tires from december 15 to march 15. sometimes there is praticly no snow and I would like to put my snow rallye tires on it when there is a lot of snow only. yokohama A034.
Same for summer... A035 for gravel and mud... and LT for everything else.
what is the minimum size of LT? I think its with the general... grabber
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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I know some folks have run 215/65 16s on stock Baja s, and that may be the smallest AT, but I'm not sure of that.

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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I beleive Buck is correct. 215/65 should also be similar in overall diameter to the stock 225/60, just a bit skinnier.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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You've probably seen this already, but it is very handy.

TIRE SIZE CALCULATOR

I've probably used this thing 50 times or more over the years...
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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thank you guys
need to lift a bit then. 2 or 3".
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235/60\16 on a 2003 w. Stock suspension.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:03 PM   #10
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235/60\16 on a 2003 w. Stock suspension.
I'd like to see a picture of that
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:47 AM   #11
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I recently installed Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires in 215/70-16 on my 2003 Baja. They look and handle great with no rubbing yet. Haven't carried any heavy loads though. I have nearly 400k miles on this vehicle and have found Firestone Winterforce tires to be the absolute best in snow, water, mud, and all around driving.
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