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Old 12-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #15
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Seems to me that moving to the next larger wheel size would help the tail drag situation some. My 15" rims and tires suck compared to a 16" rim and truck tires. One must also watch that you have room in the wheel well for your new tire.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
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Happened to me. My 34ft bottomed out on the skid plates going up an incline, I also had OSB floor rot that has since been replaced and dent was popped back out when I knocked the new pieces into the C channel on
both sides, there is a slight indention still there but nothing like before.
Not worth replacing the whole panel unless you have $$$ to spend.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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I've been able to pretty successfully straighten and strengthen my rear corner panels without replacing them (see http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ml#post1172246). Pappy19, you gain a little bit of height by going to 225-75R16 LT tires, but not probably more than 3/4". If your axles are saging, I'd say that you'd gain more height by going to 32 degree down axles to gain some ground clearance. I'm planning to do both this spring.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #18
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I was able to strengthen and straighten out the rear corner panels pretty well without replacing them, but it was still a lot of work (see http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ml#post1172246).

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I think that you will gain some ground clearance by going to 225-75R16 LT tires (maybe 3/4"). But if your axles are saging, I think that you'll gain a lot more ground clearance by going to 32 degree down axles of a slightly higher rating. I'm planning to do both this spring (although I dread the expense). I need new tires because of age and I don't plan to stick with ST tires after all of the problems that they've caused in the last few years. That forces me to go to 16" wheels too. My axles are saging and tired so they need to be replaced anyweay.
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