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    Tire size

    I just got some 15x7 Baja wheels. I want to put some nice tires on them but I don't want to mess with the front wheel well. I don't need really wide tires and I want to run the same size on all 4 corners. Can anyone suggest a tire size that won't rub on the front wheel well. Thanks. Tnicean

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    225 is typically the widest up front without massaging the wheel well opening. I like 215's (up front) for easier turning in situations like parallel parking.
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    Thanks. Iappreciate your answer. Tnicean

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    I think 215 70 15

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    Lightbulb Tire sizes today

    Now a days
    215 is the width of the tire
    70 is the side wall height profile
    15 rim
    I would jack up the van under the front axle
    Remove wheel and tire install new rim
    Then measure between the front lowest point of wheel well and the new rim where the tire seats
    This will give you the tire height you need
    75 ,70,65,60,55,50, tire profile/height

    Back in the day tire width was 70, 60, 50

    To tall of a tire will rub

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    I have 15x7 torq thrust wheels with bfg 225 70r15 on all 4 corners. No rubbing.
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    Well, I tried the 225 70r 15 and it did not clear the front wheel when turning. I am going to try the 225 60 r 15. It is about 2 inches less in diameter. Tnicean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnicean View Post
    Well, I tried the 225 70r 15 and it did not clear the front wheel when turning. I am going to try the 225 60 r 15. It is about 2 inches less in diameter. Tnicean
    Wow i am surprised and sorry to here that. I didnt mean to steer you wrong. Must be a difference in backspace or ride height.
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    Question Springs!!!

    New re arced springs ?
    Old sagged out springs ?
    One person driver ?
    Three people sitting up front (dog house seat )?
    To wide, to tall tire or both ?
    Rim size 13,14,15,16, ect
    All these could make a difference


    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjeff View Post
    Wow i am surprised and sorry to here that. I didnt mean to steer you wrong. Must be a difference in backspace or ride height.
    Not to worry. My van sits nicely, but as you say it could be a number of things. The place where I ordered the tires took the 70rs back and ordered the 225 60r 15s and I am pretty sure they will fit nicely. Thanks for your help.
    Tnicean

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