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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 03:29 PM

I have a 88 Wagon with dual range am lifting it and will leave the stock trans set up and am looking for tires
came across these Walmart beasties wondered if anyones running them
or had comments on them good or bad , the size seems good
215/75-15 (27.9 x 8.5) M+S Super Sport HT $70 a pop

http://www.walmart.c...ndex=&tire_size=


also I mounted up a 235/75-15 BFG on the stock Subaru Temp Spare rim
and bolted it to the car seems to clear the important stuff
anyone ever run these rims? seems like a natural and the car comes with one already
thanks Scott

#2 MorganM

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:15 PM

Those look perdy good and can't beat the price for a pusedo MT. I wouldnt hesitate to run them. I run Wal-Mart Liberator ATs; the budget AT tire :) If you have a little more to spend on tires; you can get General Grabber MTs and Kumho Venture MTs pretty darn cheap.

Someone out west ran spare rims. I wont try and remember who because I'll wrong. Hopefully they will see the thread and reply. From what I know though you'd be hard pressed to find a shop that will mount real tires to a spare rim in this great age of liability and civil suits. Sounds like you know how to or have the hook up on getting them mounted; rage it !_!

What is the backspacing on those rims? Just an eyeball with a tape measure from mounting surface to rims edge would be fine :)

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:23 PM

That's not bad, but Cooper STT's are about 5 bucks a tire more.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:23 PM

235/75/15 would be about a 30 inch tire. Your clutch won't love you very much if you use anything bigger than a 27-28.

I would recommend against using the spare wheels. They bend easily.

The FAQ sticky above will give you some insight as to which wheels to use, this link will give you some other ideas for tires. http://www.ultimates...ed=1#post198832

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:31 PM

235/75/15 would be about a 30 inch tire. Your clutch won't love you very much if you use anything bigger than a 27-28.


235/75R15 are 28.9 inches tall. I run them on my 88 GL. It's quite easy to spin them on dry pavement with stock EA82 SPFI and my clutch never slips.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:04 PM

That's not bad, but Cooper STT's are about 5 bucks a tire more.



I called the local dealer they want $102 a peice just for the tire is there somewhere to get the STT s cheeper maybe on line?
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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:07 PM

[quote name='Zapar']235/75/15 would be about a 30 inch tire. Your clutch won't love you very much if you use anything bigger than a 27-28.

I would recommend against using the spare wheels. They bend easily.

The FAQ sticky above will give you some insight as to which wheels to use, this link will give you some other ideas for tires. http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?p=198832&posted=1#post198832[/QUOTE]


235/75 was the test fit tire I'm looking at 215/75 (27.9)

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:27 PM

morganms rig runs the big meats, 29s!

i spun them on accident, cuz he told me to "floor it"

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:48 PM




235/75 was the test fit tire I'm looking at 215/75 (27.9)

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Gotcha, sorry.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:44 PM

I looked into those same tires.... They came with no warranty as they are off road tires. check to be sure that is still the case.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:37 PM

...also I mounted up a 235/75-15 BFG on the stock Subaru Temp Spare rim
and bolted it to the car seems to clear the important stuff
anyone ever run these rims? seems like a natural and the car comes with one already
thanks Scott


I would highly warn against this. An old member of our club ran these when he first joined us. They bend easily. Are generally too narrow for a "good" fit. SOA also warns against using these off pavement.

On a comical note, they did looked funny as heck wobbling down the road.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:52 PM

Thats all, thanks Zapar, I reread all the tire threads alot of good info. how about these any experiance with them?

http://www.selecttir...il.aspx?ID=3765

P235/75R15 Maxxis MT-754 Buckshot Mudder

Price: $67.64 plus about $ 10 a tire shippig looks like a good one to me

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:22 AM

Those Walmart Super Sport HTs are very nice tires--like poor man's Super Swampers. But when I went to the link, it says they are out of stock. Did they show as available for you (they must have to have found them, right?) I think I would buy a set if I can get them.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:44 AM

How about Mickey Thompson Baja Belteds? The 27x9.5-15LT claims only be 26" in diameter. Anyone know if this is for real?

http://www.mickeytho....com/truck.html

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 09:11 AM

I called the local dealer they want $102 a peice just for the tire is there somewhere to get the STT s cheeper maybe on line?
SJR


There are 2 Cooper dealers here locally who have both quoted me that price. ??




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