Upgrading tire size

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by suvtillerdriver, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. suvtillerdriver

    suvtillerdriver 2015 SUV 17

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    What do i need to know to upgrade my 5.30 x 12 tires to a larger size. I don't need the larger tire for higher load capacity  I just don't like the looks or the speed restriction with the 12's. There is enough room under the fenders to go up to 15's but I don't know if I have to change the hubs.
     
  2. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    u will have to change rims.

    measure the bolt pattern on the new rims v. the hubs
     

  3. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Pretty sure the 8/10/12 inch rims are a 4 stud pattern.
    13/14/15 inch rims are a 5 stud pattern.
    Replacing the hubs would cost about 30 bucks per hub
     
  4. Jared T.

    Jared T. I Love microskiff.com!

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    I just got 10" rims with 5 bolt pattern. Tires are E load rated. Same height as the 4.80 x 12 rim and tire but much wider like pontoon trailer tire.
     
  5. No Bait / Lures Only

    No Bait / Lures Only I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have a new Rolls Aluminum Trailer with 5:30 x 12 tires, asked the builder if I can upgrade the tire diameter. He said the 13" tire is an option that will clear fenders w/o modifing the fenders. ;)
     
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