wider rear tire for my softtail flstc

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 2000softtail, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. 2000softtail

    2000softtail New Member

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    I want to add a wider rear tire and also lower it 1" front and rear. what is the widest tire I can run? and what lowering kit would you recomend?
     
  2. hd_lou

    hd_lou New Member

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    I have a 2005 FXST that had a 150 tire on the rear stock. I was able to fit a 160 on the rear with enough clearance between the tire and belt. Beware of the tire rubbing inside the fender if the suspension squats alot ( launching off the line and/or a passenger on the back too). I had to adjust my suspension preload to keep it from rubbing. This did create a stiffer ride though.
     
  3. astrorock

    astrorock Member

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    i have a 99 fxstc with a 130 and there is no room. you may be able to get 1 size bigger but not enough to make a difference.. you need to check the clearance between the tire and belt.. the up side is the narrower tires handle WAY better.. imho
     
  4. hd_lou

    hd_lou New Member

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    narrower tires do handle better