Tire sizing

Re: Tire sizing

Postby VRTSid » May 31st 2018, 12:00am

Went with 225/75/15. Yeah they look pretty good but are a tad tall, but I am overdue for shocks... I hear a rub on acceleration from a stop but that's it. They ride great.
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby VRTSid » June 22nd 2018, 11:56pm

I hear a rub on acceleration from a stop but that's it.


Turns out I just had a bit of mudflap area that had at somepoint torn and folded down and rubbed the tire, I just cut that bit off and No more rub so I guess this size tire fits just fine on a stock height 97 AWD. :blah:
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby Ignatz » April 17th 2020, 1:35pm

My 1992 GMC Safari van just got Solarus Starfire 205/75/15 tires all the way around. I have this 18+ years, and like the way these tires feel. The van still runs great.
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby Astrofarian » April 17th 2020, 1:41pm

Ignatz wrote:My 1992 GMC Safari van just got Solarus Starfire 205/75/15 tires all the way around. I have this 18+ years, and like the way these tires feel. The van still runs great.

18+ years...I'm guessing you and your van have a story or two that you could share with us....?
Glad to hear that it's still running well, how many miles on it now?
The new rubber looks good, by the way :thumbup:
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby sixsix » April 17th 2020, 5:18pm

Astrofarian wrote: ... The new rubber looks good, by the way :thumbup:
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Uhh... I dunno', but... those look like the old rubber.
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby Astrofarian » April 17th 2020, 6:50pm

sixsix wrote:
Astrofarian wrote: ... The new rubber looks good, by the way :thumbup:
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Uhh... I dunno', but... those look like the old rubber.


That's what SHE said.....!

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Re: Tire sizing

Postby Ignatz » April 17th 2020, 10:11pm

Astrofarian wrote:
Ignatz wrote:My 1992 GMC Safari van just got Solarus Starfire 205/75/15 tires all the way around. I have this 18+ years, and like the way these tires feel. The van still runs great.

18+ years...I'm guessing you and your van have a story or two that you could share with us....?
Glad to hear that it's still running well, how many miles on it now?
The new rubber looks good, by the way :thumbup:
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby aperine » July 19th 2020, 10:27pm

I need to trim my wheel wells to accommodate 30.6" (265/70-R16) tires on my 2003 AWD Astro. I am using a 2" body lift plus torsion bar crank (front) and add-a-leaf (back). The instructions provided by Journeys Off Road are good, but not quite detailed enough for trimming of the rear side of the front fender. I am hoping someone has video footage of this operation before I cut into my mint '03...please.
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby WildBorego » July 18th 2021, 9:39pm

Ignatz wrote:My 1992 GMC Safari van just got Solarus Starfire 205/75/15 tires all the way around. I have this 18+ years, and like the way these tires feel. The van still runs great.



I like this tire, going to get some 2157515 tires
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Re: Tire sizing

Postby Slammer67 » July 19th 2021, 11:35pm

aperine wrote:I need to trim my wheel wells to accommodate 30.6" (265/70-R16) tires on my 2003 AWD Astro. I am using a 2" body lift plus torsion bar crank (front) and add-a-leaf (back). The instructions provided by Journeys Off Road are good, but not quite detailed enough for trimming of the rear side of the front fender. I am hoping someone has video footage of this operation before I cut into my mint '03...please.
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I have basically the same lift with the same size tire 255/75r17, but about the same diameter. For the rear of the front tires I basically just laid the pinch seam over to clear.

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