Today I went for a test drive with all stock suspension stuff. No lift rods, no GAP lift, no Proud Rhino kit. Surprisingly it's totally driveable. I drove about 15 miles and only had minor rubbing at the right front under hard cornering. That's hardly a full test, but given that it was sitting at totally stock height I expected much more.
Granted, there is *zero* room for error here. It's TIGHT. But it appears the trimming I've already done might be enough. At least for the moment.
Some info: The tire and wheel weighs in at 88 lbs per my trusty bathroom scale. Somewhere I have specs on what the Duratracs weighed -I want to say about 80 lbs but not sure.
They are stiff riding right now, but given they are brand new that's hardly surprising. It's not a problem and we'll see if they break in over the next 1000 miles or so.
They seem to be running round and in balance. Certainly better than the beat up Goodyears that came off. No noticeable vibrations up to 80 mph.
They definitely have a hum but I don't think it will be a problem. Again, they are quieter than the ragged Goodyears, though not as quiet as when the Duratracs were new.
So after a minimal street test, they get a thumb's up. Now I need to sort out my other issues and get them dirty.