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I will be getting the CCM Lift kit within the next couple months and I really want to get the biggest tires possible although I cant find a definitive answer anywhere so I hate to do it but I will start another "Will these fit" threads.:|

I know for sure that 225/75R16 will fit before and by extension after the lift. But will 235/75R16s after the lift?

I just wanna make sure I get the biggest I can.

Thanks so much everyone!
 

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Don't forget to post pictures - Befores and afters
 

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All the lift kits that I've read about add spacers at the top of the strut towers, but do not change the towers themselves. That means you are still constrained by the bell top of the tower. So I don't think you can go any larger with a lift than without.

Why is 'biggest' so important to you?
 

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All the lift kits that I've read about add spacers at the top of the strut towers, but do not change the towers themselves. That means you are still constrained by the bell top of the tower. So I don't think you can go any larger with a lift than without.

Why is 'biggest' so important to you?
I just want to make sure that it doesn't look goofy with smaller wheels. I just don't want the wheel wells to be so empty that it looks really awkward. That's all :)

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There will be so many pictures you wont even know what to do with them all. Hahaha
 

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That shows how little I know about looks. I thought lift was associated with an off-road look and plenty of clearance in the wheel well. You want room for the tire to move up and down on rough roads without rubbing on the fender. You want to show off your articulation, not hide it - not that the lift kit will improve the Element's articulation.

I associate 'filling the wheel well' with lowering the car, and creating that urban show car look - something along the SC line.

In any case 'looks' are largely a matter of individual preference, so if you want to lift and fill that's your choice. But I'd suggest installing the lift before investing in new tires.
 

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That shows how little I know about looks. I thought lift was associated with an off-road look and plenty of clearance in the wheel well. You want room for the tire to move up and down on rough roads without rubbing on the fender. You want to show off your articulation, not hide it - not that the lift kit will improve the Element's articulation.

I associate 'filling the wheel well' with lowering the car, and creating that urban show car look - something along the SC line.

In any case 'looks' are largely a matter of individual preference, so if you want to lift and fill that's your choice. But I'd suggest installing the lift before investing in new tires.
Oh no your reason is much more valid. If would make sense so the wheel could compress more. But for me and this situation I am mostly doing it for a certain look. Don't worry you aren't going crazy. I just want the car to be higher and to look aggressive that's all.

some examples of tire size



sparman lift
235/70/16



ccm lift
225/75/16
Thansk for those pix they really helped!
 

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i have 235 75's on my E with no lift kit and i have a bit of rubbing but nothing substancial. you will be fine i beleve
 

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I will be getting the CCM Lift kit within the next couple months and I really want to get the biggest tires possible although I cant find a definitive answer anywhere so I hate to do it but I will start another "Will these fit" threads.:|

I know for sure that 225/75R16 will fit before and by extension after the lift. But will 235/75R16s after the lift?

I just wanna make sure I get the biggest I can.

Thanks so much everyone!
I considered getting the 235/75R16s for my TRP-E without the lift, but the guy at Discount Tire didn't think that would fit, so I went with the 225/75R16s. I wanted to fill in the wheel wells, also. I say go for it! And make sure you post some pics, so we can see what it looks like. I think it should look great!
 
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