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Hi all - just bought a '95 with the 3.0 engine. It is set up for a wheel chair so it's been lowered. Currently it has 205/65R/15s on it and I would like to put bigger tires on the front to reduce the rake and give more ground clearance. Anybody know how big I can go there without straining the engine and still leave enough clearance in the wheel well?

Also, I am concerned that the timing belt may be about due for service. Is there a relatively easy way to check the belt condition? Thanks,

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Just checked my factory service manual - you can remove the upper front outer timing belt cover. There are 3 attachment bolts. Then you can inspect that part of the belt for general condition. It lists all the things too look for -

Replace if the rubber back side is glossy, hardened without resilience and leaves no indent when pressed with fingernail. Or if there is/are:
Cracks on rubber back
Cracks or peeling of canvas
Cracks on rib root
Cracks on belt sides
Missing teeth
Abnormal wear of belt sides (the sides are normal if they are sharp as if cut by a knife)
 
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