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Old 23 Aug 2013, 12:04 am
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Will this size fit?
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Old 23 Aug 2013, 09:58 am
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That is a 1 inch taller tire than stock or a 1/2" greater radius. It will rub on the front strut spring perch. Slip your finger between the top inside of your present tire and the spring rest to see what I mean. You probably will find that you only have about a 1/4" before you get rubbing problems. (That's IF you have a stock size tire. If somehow you have an undersized tire at this time it may seem like you have more room.)

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Why are you asking the same question on a different thread?




He installed Monroe sensa tracs. Would 215 60 16's fit?

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Old 24 Aug 2013, 10:21 am
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He installed Monroe sensa tracs. Would 215 60 16's fit?
Probably not. The Monroes are most likely clones of the stock Tokico struts as far as the external appearance and dimensions are concerned. Here's a photo I happen to have on hand of some struts.......



That's a stock strut on the right with Mopar Stage 1 drop springs and a Mopar Stage 2 coilover on the left. Notice the big, wide lower spring perch on the stock strut. The stock size tire rides right under the spring perch with only about a 1/4" of clearance. This is why I have posted many times that you can simply squat down next to your front wheel and stick your finger between the top of the tire and the perch to see for yourself how little room there is to attempt to mount a taller tire. It's a simple Show-N-Tell that anyone can do.

Also note that the coilover has a smaller spring and lower spring perch. With a coilover you don't have any clearance issues with the strut so you could run a huge tire and would only be limited by rubbing on the inner fender or bodywork.
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