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Old 09-09-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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1989 34 Limited tires

I hope this is going to be an easy answer:
My current tires are 7.00x15 on aluminum rims.
What is the correct tires size I can use and what is recommended as well as inexpensive... I have to get 6 of them....
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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My local tire dealer found me Yokahama LT tires in 7.00x15. Have them on my 1976 with aluminum rims and am very happy. Not cheap, but well worth the money.
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Don't 225x75x15 fit?


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Old 09-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #4
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probably be ordering tires tomorrow. seems like all 7.00x15 are pricey. therefore what alternative size could i get? thanks
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
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RY215 Commercial Light Truck Tires | Yokohama Tire Corp.
These are high quality heavy duty tires. I have these on my camper. I expect 7 to 9 yrs out of them because they can be retreaded 3 times according to Yokohama, so that means they have a high quality casing.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:53 PM   #6
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The good thing about a 34' is all of the tires! You can get 6 different styles and never have to worry about one particular make being a HUGE problem...Have troubles with Goodyear? just buy 1! Trailer Max? heck, get 1 of those!

Worst case, 1 style will give you trouble and then you will still have 5 others...

pretty easy, you know the old saying...

Don't put all of your eggs in 1 basket? well there ya go!



In all seriousness, I did see the Tire Rack had Marathons for $90 each on sale.
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Hi Stefan I recently purchased tires for my 86 Limited. Tire shopping is confusing. But after reading several treads on tires here in the Forums, I decided to switch to 16" wheels. There are a lot more tire choices in the 16 wheel size than the 15s. I decided to go with a LT load range E tire. I now have extra load carrying capacity (that I will never use) and extra speed rating which I do use when passing a slower vehicle. The wheel and tire package was about $1700 total for six.

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Old 09-10-2014, 06:57 PM   #8
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Unfortunately all 6 are bad.... Plus all 6 on my truck.. So I'm getting ready to order 12 tires .. Therefore cost is an issue... I don't mind the marathon, but what size?


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For a triple axle I'd go with Yokohama Geolander LT215/75/15LRC. They are high quality and about $110 each from Tire Rack.


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Thanks for the info . Would a 225 tire fit as well ?


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Yes. Actually the LT235/75/15LRC would be closer to the original 7.00x15 diameter, but about an inch wider.
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I would go with the 235/75-XL15 which is a little bigger in diameter and a little wider. They are good for 1985lbs per tire so if your rig is less than 12,000 lbs you should be good. They do that at 50 psi not 80 psi so the ride is better and the grip is better. They are also less likely to blow out since they are a man rated tire. I am running BFGoodrich TA Longtrails. Michelin makes a tire in that size as well that is probably even better. If you go to a big box store tell them the tire are off a 1990 Suburban 4x4 and you have two of them and one only needs two tires. Otherwise you can get into a fight with the 20yr old punk at the Sam's club or Costco etc.

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Thanks guys again for the info.. I will let you know, what I got..
One of the places I will check today is southern tire mart, they are nationwide and have a place here .. Plus they deal a lot with comercial tires , which will go on my truck...


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My local dealer offered me gladiator 225/75/15. E-rated 10 ply. They say they have so far the best experience on those . Online reviews seem to be good too. Anybody uses them ?


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