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DBrown2
07-26-2013, 09:06 AM
Well I would normally say No or I wouldnt do this but when a buddy offers 22's for the trailer due to his use of the boat being pulled what is a guy to do.

First Off besides free, the boat is pulled a max of 20-30 miles round trip to the lake.

My only concern is raised height?? What other concerns should I have.

Thoughts? This is the look now FYI for anyone who wonders. Then these wheels are them.

Double D
07-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Don't do it! Just give them to me! I only need three anyway... :)

Are these coming off a truck? If so, I believe a tire upgrade would be required.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-26-2013, 09:34 AM
There aren't any ST tires made in these low profile sizes yet so XL tires have been used. Post up what tires you have. With only 20-30 miles round-trip, there is room for some compromise on the tires.

DBrown2
07-26-2013, 01:48 PM
The tires are Nexen 265/35/22 102V XL... What you think Mr. MC?

nickespi
07-26-2013, 02:43 PM
I officially hate you...that is all. :D

thatsmrmastercraft
07-26-2013, 05:58 PM
The tires are Nexen 265/35/22 102V XL... What you think Mr. MC?

That is comparable to the 18" tires that are on the factory MC low profile trailers. The biggest danger is curbs and potholes. The narrow sidewall doesn't allow for much room for error. Max pressure as always. If you need assistance with a comparable sized spare on a 15 inch wheel, let me know.

DBrown2
07-27-2013, 05:47 AM
You the man Mr MC.. swap goes down next week

thatsmrmastercraft
07-27-2013, 10:15 AM
Have you measured the backspace to be sure on the fit? Are your fenders wide enough to make it work?

DBrown2
07-29-2013, 09:14 AM
Mr. MC good questions I have not checked that... Buddy is to bring today. Based on the internet search... offset should be 35... My trailer is factory MC as shown in the picture, so not really sure. They are MKW M105 22" Wheels 5x4.5 pattern... they were on a Jeep he bought and sold

thatsmrmastercraft
07-29-2013, 09:58 AM
Section width on that tire is 10.4 inches. You will probably need to go to a wider fender to make them fit. I can set you up with wider steel or aluminum fenders if you go that route. This might work.

thamax
08-06-2013, 11:01 AM
I've seen 20 inch wheels with the nexan 255 on a standard trailer with fiberglass fenders it's actually for sale on wake world right. Make sure the center bore is big enough 3.25 if I remember right and check the back spacing. I know boatmate and extreme all run a +10 on wheel spacing. Never measured a mastercraft yet

thatsmrmastercraft
08-06-2013, 11:27 AM
I've seen 20 inch wheels with the nexan 255 on a standard trailer with fiberglass fenders it's actually for sale on wake world right. Make sure the center bore is big enough 3.25 if I remember right and check the back spacing. I know boatmate and extreme all run a +10 on wheel spacing. Never measured a mastercraft yet

A 255/40R20XL Michelin Pilot Super Sport is 10.2" wide nominally. How would it fit inside a stock fender without modifications?

thamax
08-06-2013, 12:36 PM
well here is a picture! i don't know the exact tire size will have to call him and see the trailer has some lift cause it seemed higher in person. this pic if off his sale ad

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u379/thamax/701141_zps24095b37.jpg (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/thamax/media/701141_zps24095b37.jpg.html)

thatsmrmastercraft
08-06-2013, 12:43 PM
There is definitely a lift there. The tires do not sit inside the Fenders. For my taste, I would rather replace the fenders than lift the trailer. Makes trailering and launching much easier.

thamax
08-06-2013, 02:31 PM
never heard back from him. I think the fenders have spacers under them cause the lowest point should be flush with the outer frame rail. They look raised

thatsmrmastercraft
08-06-2013, 02:39 PM
Here is a tire size comparison for ST205/75R14 vs. 255/30R20. Same height but 1.9 inches wider.

thamax
08-07-2013, 02:52 PM
they make a 235/40/18 that is rated at 1,750 and is 9.4 wide. Would that clear without making serious changes. I had a tire off and did some measuring and looks like it would fit better then the setup in that picture above. the kicker is getting a wheel with the right back spacing

mlawler34
08-07-2013, 02:55 PM
never heard back from him. I think the fenders have spacers under them cause the lowest point should be flush with the outer frame rail. They look raised

The fenders were definitely raised.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-07-2013, 03:01 PM
they make a 235/40/18 that is rated at 1,750 and is 9.4 wide. Would that clear without making serious changes. I had a tire off and did some measuring and looks like it would fit better then the setup in that picture above. the kicker is getting a wheel with the right back spacing

You aren't going to stuff a 1.3" wider tire inside the fender without rubbing. Even using billet wheel adapters, you will be hard pressed to make this work. Wider fenders is the answer.

DBrown2
08-12-2013, 04:29 PM
A update... the 22" did not work, I would have had to lift the trailer, plus do a spacer on the fenders. I mocked it up and I just didnt like the height increase, nor the idea of using blocks on my trailer, plus I didnt want to go to new Fenders.

So the search for semi free Dubs continues for the Boat.

For FYI... the Sub has 22's so you can see the difference it would have made overall

thatsmrmastercraft
08-12-2013, 04:33 PM
A update... the 22" did not work, I would have had to lift the trailer, plus do a spacer on the fenders. I mocked it up and I just didnt like the height increase, nor the idea of using blocks on my trailer, plus I didnt want to go to new Fenders.

So the search for semi free Dubs continues for the Boat.

For FYI... the Sub has 22's so you can see the difference it would have made overall

Darn. Even though I didn't think it would work, I was still pulling for you.

DBrown2
08-13-2013, 03:44 PM
Mr MC... I could have made it work... but my off season storage has 9.5" height clearance, so its tight with the tower broke down.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-13-2013, 03:44 PM
I hear you.