THE HARD WAY

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There are a few crit­i­cal mea­sure­ments you need to make while se­lect­ing a new wheel and tire pack­age. You’ll need to de­cide what di­am­e­ter wheel pack­age you want to aim for, then de­cide your tire pack­age. It’s im­por­tant to take note of what tire sizes are com­monly avail­able for the di­men­sions you’re aim­ing for. For ex­am­ple, us­ing sites like TireRack.com, you can quickly get an idea of com­mon sizes from their master lists.

First, place all four cor­ners of the sus­pen­sion on jack­stands with the body level at your de­sired ride height. On in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion, you may need to re­po­si­tion the jack­stand closer to the ball joint of the con­trol arm to get enough weight back on the spring, but do so care­fully be­cause a fac­tory con­trol arm may not be shaped or re­in­forced that far out­ward for a jack­stand. You should also re­peat these next mea­sure­ments on all four cor­ners if you in­tend to squeeze in the big­gest tire you can to ac­com­mo­date; you want to make sure there are no dis­par­i­ties in wheel po­si­tion­ing.

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