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how to measure how tall of a tire will fit

I was wondering how I can measure how tall of a tire my truck will fit. I have 28.3 inch on there right now. Its a 63 c10.


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Cardboard "tires" work great for checking clearances. My S-10 is mocked up with a 325-50x15 on 10" rims w/ 5.5" backspacing. The Ford has an M&H Racemaster drag radial in 390-45x15 on 12" rims. You can get the tire dimensions from the MFG's web site. Just be sure to jack up the axle to running position and check for full travel (full steering lock on front end too).

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I use a few pieces of drilled steel. I cut the center section out of a steel wheel and welded on a section of slotted steel with some all thread and two nuts. I can use the allthread to simulate tire width, and slide it out the slotted steel to simulate the diameter. Bolt it on, spin it around at full compression, steering lock to lock, and see what you can get away with. Its also really helpful to find the right backspacing for wheel purchases.
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