31" tire clearance with stock front bumper
I have an 2004 XE 4 cyl. that I'm considering putting 31" General Grabber A/T 2 tires on stock steel wheels. I've read many times where this combo isn't a problem with a PML. I've already leveled the front out and plan to make/get shackles. However, with the stock tires there's not much space between the tires and the front bumper. The Grabbers are 30.8" according to tire rack, if I measure from the center of the wheel to the bumper with the tires turned in either direction it appears that a 31" would rub the bumper. There's a chance my x may have had some type of minor front end damage in the past, but I don't see any visual damage on the bumper itself. Could someone give me a measurement on their x's front bumper? Maybe using the grille as a reference? Right now my bumper is flush with the grill in the center of the truck, looking at the front.