I recently purchased a 2015 MyPod and wanted to give it a little bit of a lift and some additional clearance for light trail activity. I've ordered the 2 5/8" lift for the #9 Torflex axle, and I am researching wheels and tires. It looks like most trailer wheels are 0 offset, and the smallest off-road tire available seems to be a 215/75/15.
I am wondering if anyone here has done a lift to a Mypod and what you learned as you did it?
I've looked up the axle and its a 2200lbs axle with a 22.5deg down angle. I know that you can get a 45deg down angle axle, but don't want to replace the axle if I'm able to avoid it.
The stock wheels and tires are 175/80/13 which works out to a 24" tall 6.9" wide tire. A 215/75/15 tire is 27.7" and 8.6" wide. I don't think that height is going to give me any problems since from the hub to top of the tire will only increase ~1.9" and I am adding ~ 2.6" with the lift. My big concern is going from a 7" wide tire to a 8.6" wide tire and if I am going to get any rubbing with the molded fiberglass fender....
Looking at the current setup there is about 1" clearance from the 13" tire to the fender well.
I am hoping someone has already walked down this road and I can learn from your experience.