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#1 MaroonDuneDoom

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:48 PM

been looking on-line for tires and i was wondering what size i would want for a chevy 15" wheel. i need numbers like 175/70/13 etc.
i just don't know how wide everything will end up. what would be a good width also?
thanks fellas

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:24 AM

With no lift, its goingt o be tight with anything taller than a 60 series tire. I run 185/75/14 (25 inch tire). I have good fender clearance, but still, if I get going too fast when out playing around, the reartires rub everyonce in a while. I had 205/70/14s on there and the just rubbed like hell. Even on the street, every time I took any sort of a corner they rubbed.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:17 AM

i'm talking after 3" lift. it's usually kinda sandy around here if that makes any difference with the width issue.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 04:43 AM

Try this.....

http://www.miata.net...e/tirecalc.html

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 11:45 AM

thanks anyways, but i've already got it in my faves.
i was wondering more what width and diameter would be well suited for my ea82spfi to do some wheeling in.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 03:28 PM

I can't say for an ea82, but i know on my brat with a 3 inch lift i have 215/75/15s, they are about 27.7 inches in diameter, im not sure about the width, but with the offset of my toyota rims they do just fine. Of course i had to do some fender trimming and then beat the rear of the wheel well back with a hammer, but im deifnelty satisfied now. Don't know if that helps but i thought i would just voice my opinion.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 04:46 PM

if it's mainly sandy and sand running the wider is better. gives you more float. not to mention in soft sand you really need to air down to like 10 psi or so.

A/T tires are best for sand running, mainly because they don't dig as much and you stay afloat. if you have dunes around i'd recommend around a 26" tall tire or smaller. just for the fact i know the 27.5" tires i have take to much hp and also a lot more stress on struts and parts. if your front end leaves the ground.

just my 2 cents.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 04:56 PM

thanks fellas




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