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15” All Terrain Tyres

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Harribo, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Harribo

    Harribo Active Member

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    Hi All, what’s everyone’s recommendations for a 15 inch all terrain tyre?

    cheers!
     
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    You need to see what fits.
     
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    Harribo Active Member

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    Strong bias against Bridgestone due to having run steelcats and duelers.

    Some options are nankang ft7 , at5 , ft9
    Despite suspicion of lesser brands their 4wd seem ok whereas I woldnt be tempted by their midrange road tyres.
     
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  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    Ask the Leyland brothers. They hated them.
     
  9. Syncro27

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    205 70 15 should just fit at ET37.

    I have 235 x 75 x 15 tyres on my syncro and they fit well but my offset is ET25 which pushes the wheels out a lot further than yours - my alloys are also 7" wide which will push mine in a bit further.

    Its a real balancing act...
     
  10. Harribo

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    Thanks mate, wasn’t planning on going wider than 205 so should be sweet! FYI mines a 2wd caravelle..
     
  11. syncro

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    Scott, you have a syncro. It's completely different.
     
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    Yes, that was advised after I posted my comment.

    I did ask for that detail before that but it never came through - so I was guessing.

    I have seen 16 x 7 Merc alloys fit a 2wd Caravelle T3 with an offset of ET37 which just missed the upper control arm yet seemed to miss everything else including the rear control arm.

    However, the Owner did say the tyres would slightly rub the upper front control arm if pushed into a corner.... 15" wheels are a different animal - as you noted they may not fit.
     
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    That size will either just fit or just rub. It will probably be on the limit. Too bad that I sold all of my 15" wheels as he could have done a test fit.
     
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    Is there an option to use 5mm spacers if they do rub?
     
  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Spacers aren’t legally recognised and could void your insurance if you have a prang…..
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  18. Harribo

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    Ok well the wheels are being shipped so I guess it’s a case of fitting a tyre to one and suck it and see! I’ve read on the samba where someone fitted the same wheel with a 205 tyre and no issues.
    Assuming a 195 tyre would be fine?
     
  19. syncro

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    First of all see if you can fit the wheel OK. I would try and get a second hand tyre to try. Too bad you didn't want them last year as I sold exactly what you want,
     
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  20. Wiz

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    A friendly tyre fitter will usually help out with a trial fitting of a (used) tyre if they know you will do the right thing and buy a set from them.
    PR
     
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