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Tire sizes 88 GL

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#1 WASHroad


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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:42 PM

So I have a 88 GL wagon and the stock size is 185/75R13 and other GL's in my manual are 175/70r13. I did a Tire Size Comparison and the 175's are a little over an inch smaller. 22.6" vs 23.9". So is the wagon's regeared for the bigger tires or can you run the smaller ones without and much difference?
I found a nice deal on some used tires that I want to pick up.. Thanks

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:54 PM

Gearing is the same for all of them as far as I know. The larger tires give you a bit more ground clearance, but other than that, not much difference. They probably have a higher weight rating than the smaller ones too, and people tend to put more weight in the wagon (I had at least 1000lbs in mine a few times)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:20 PM

Thanks, not to worried about ground clearance, when and if I need more I would only use a mild lift.= 2-3". With the stock motor I don't really want to deal with larger tires. For now just looking for logging road action and some M/S tires should do the trick. Off topic what is he HP rating for an EJ22 vs the EA82.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:26 PM

135 vs 90. Makes a huge difference. When my EJ22 had a burnt valve and ran on 3 cyls, it had the same acceleration and top speed (just shy of 100mph) as my EA82.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:02 PM

Picked up some 205/60R14 M/S that I will pull the studs. Going to redrill some 6 lug Toyota and call it good. I'll see if I can figure out the picture post when I get it done. Thanks for the info on the gears.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

205/60R14 D50 6 Lug rims redrilled to 4 lug.

Pulled the studs and mounted the tires

Test drove without being balanced and was fine less the freeway.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 03:49 AM

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That's a sweet lookin' Scoob you got there buddy.

#8 WASHroad


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:30 AM

Thanks, It's a Master Card deal for sure:
Car $350
61k long block $100
misc waterpump $150
wheels/tires $140
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:30 PM

I agree, nice looking wagon. I have a 1981 which is rust-free. What kind of rims are those and how hard was it to get the rims drilled? Did you have it done? I am not sure I can fit 14" tires on my little wagon, though.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

i love it! looks really good and clean. What wheels are those?

#11 WASHroad


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:36 PM

The rims are off a Dogde D50 mini pickup. 14" 6 Lug Toyota pattern. I got the
redrill instructions from the Off-Road section. Pretty easy if you take your time and use nice drill bits. I step drilled them like this: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 and final 1/2". The write up's do a good job. It came out

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