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Upping the wheel size from 13" to 14"
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July 7, 2019
10:23 am
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Hello All-

My wife and I are new Retro owners and have a 2016 155.

We have scraped bottom a couple times and are going to install a 2.75″ factory lift kit. Not sure if we will need an extra inch or so more, so we’re thinking of upping the tire size to a 14″ rim, as well.

Question is, we only have a Nissan Frontier 4 cyl manual transmission. It gets the job done, but taking off from a dead stop on any kind of steep grade can be a challenge to either not stall it, or burn the clutch a little getting headway. Underway, we’re mostly ok – even in the mountains – but anything that will rob us of towing power/torque to the wheels is going to be a negative. Wouldn’t be an issue if we had a V-6 or even an auto trans, but since we don’t (and cant afford to change tow vehicles) I don’t want to up the tire size if there will be anything more than a very negligible loss. Thanks in advance for any advise 🙂


July 18, 2019
9:05 am
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We put a three inch lift on our 2017 181b last year prior to an 11,000 mile cross country trip.  It was a great decision.  We never had anymore rubbing and we had more clearance.  


We noticed a lot of rubbing during our first summer with the trailer.  I can still see the marks from it.  We are very happy with our decision to add the lift kit.


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