Just changed the 14" wheels with the 15" Sendel T02 wheels and Michelin Defender LTX M/S 235/75R 15. All went great, but the new wheel/tire combo is too wide to fit in the spare tire rack. There are a couple of L shaped brackets toward the rear of the spare tire bracket. They are
Mounted on a cross-beam, but the aft portion of the beam is where the under body guard starts. If I remove the Two bolts holding the brackets (to lengthen the brackets)I am pretty sure the nut side of the bolt will fall off and be in the under body guard. I know the gurd could be removed , but just wondered if anyone had removed the bracket bolts and if back up nut fell on top of the guard trim.
Or I could go with another tire / wheel combo that would be narrower but would have an outside tire diameter of 28.8" so it would be the sane as the new Michelins.