Why Do Lifted Trucks Have Such Larger Diameter Tires?

Why Do Lifted Trucks Have Such Larger Diameter Tires? 


 Of course, we understand there are cases when you want bigger wheels and  bigger tires for 4x4s with a lift kit installed. One of the many advantages of a lift kit, whether it’s 2 inches or 6 inches (or more), is the ability to fit humongous tires inside the wheel wells.


 In this case, plus-sizing really doesn’t apply. Significantly larger off-road tires for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs use a different tire measuring system than the one we referred to above. For an explanation, we invite you to read our related article Understanding Off-Road Tire Size Measurements for more details on the subject.