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Old 06-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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tire to ground clearance

I'm mocking up an under frame tire carrier. From the bottom of the belly pan to ground is 16" . With the tire (700x15") tucked up in the frame opening and held by the carrier. it's 11" from the carrier bottom to the gound. Is that enough road clearance?

Barry & Karen in Mi.

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Old 06-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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That's a lot more than I've got. You should be fine with the ground clearance but may be top heavy and sway a lot. It's a trade off.

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Old 06-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Hey Barry,

Are you talking about putting the tire up in the frame where the airstream tire carrier carries it? If yes, I just took some measurements to answer a question on our Little Girl thread. While I don’t have ground clearance measurements right now because she sits on a slight rise where we park her, here are the measurements I do have:

Tire Carrier = 7” below the belly pan at the front, 5” below belly pan at the rear.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Thanks guys...Chris my over all tire sidewall width is 8" plus the carrier is made of 1" tubing so that makes total-9". The inside frame cavity is 4" deep, so the tire hangs (9" minus 4") 5" below the belly pan. The belly pan is 16" to the ground which makes the tire ( in theory) 11" above the ground.
So Chris what is your belly pan to ground measurement ( if you could possibly get that)?
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