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The tiresome tire debte
Posted 03 September 2003 - 06:07 PM
I am almost done installing a 3" BYB/Ozified lift in my 1988 GL wagon. The rims I have are 15" steel pugeots. I'll be needing some tires to put on the rims here very soon. What metric sizes fit??? Right now all I can confirm that fit are:
Right now I have a set of old crappy 30" x 10.5" x 15 " mud terrains. I bought them about a year or so ago for $20 (for all 4 on rims, it was a steal) They are technicly 29" by 9.5" but every time I look at them.. and then the wagon... I see why everyone told me all those years back "they wont fit!" It looks very close but honestly I just dont think I can make them fit right now. Only real way to tell would be to mount one on a pug and try to make it fit but what a waste of time and money to get one dismounted, mounted and fiddle with for a few hours.
Please insert all "I TOLD YOU SO!"s at the bottom of your reply, they are well deserving :boohoo: but I will say this, and I've always stood by it : you can do anything with enough time and money Too bad I have little of both hahaha... anyway back on topic morgan!
Right now I'm leaning twoard these selections:
Liberator A/T from Wal-Mart
Kumho Road Venture AT 825 from TireRack.com
Pirelli Scorpion A/T from TireRack.com
Anything I can find at the junkyard that fits! Problem is I need a full set of 4. There also isnt much too choose from... kinda get what they got and thats about it
I dont have alot of money here to spend so price is a key factor. I also dont want some wussy all season tread. Just need something thats cheap and will dig in good. Please post all suggestions in metric format. Its very hard looking up tires by size in inches becuase almost nobody measures them like that.
Posted 03 September 2003 - 06:37 PM
The next ? is what are you using your car for? wheeling or street, cause if you are planning on wheeling i would strongly suggest mud terrains and not all terrains.
Posted 03 September 2003 - 06:41 PM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 07:09 PM
cooper discoverer sst
and the tires i have now are Highliner 7.00X14. i know these are 14's but highliner does make them in different sizes, check around for these it might be hard to find, i got mine at les schwabb for about 70 a piece very agressive but load on the street. and you only need to run 23 to 25 psi on the street do to the fact each tire is 6 ply bias and holds a lot of weight.
Posted 03 September 2003 - 07:27 PM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 09:07 PM
If I could fit them I'd be in hog heaven but I didnt think it would be even be worth my time. I have a friend coming over again tonight... maybe we'll jack up the front really high and see what they look like in there. I have NO issues with sawzall and pouding the crap out of my Subaru but it would be pretty sad to go through all that and they dont fit LOL
Posted 03 September 2003 - 09:09 PM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:40 PM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:47 PM
Posted 04 September 2003 - 12:06 AM
I'll get one mounted by this SAT night for when some guys are coming over to help out. SHould also be getting the 4WD in with the blocks that night. Next on the list is 4WD dual range.
bushbasher : I belive you are correct on the strut clearance. However the pug rims have some negative offset which sucks that tire right snug to the spring cup on the strut. Again so close I'll just have to see with one mounted on a pug.
ShawnW : Now thats what I'm talking about! I think the tires I have are VERY similar... they are "Radial Baja - Widetrack" . I cant quite read the letters on those but I see Baja
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