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Old 06-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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7.00x15 replacement; 225 vs 205

From reading most of the tire threads on this forum, the concesus is that the 225/75R15 should be the replacement tire size for the 7.00x15 although a 205/75R15 is closer in size to the original.
I have a 69 overlander GW 4500lb empty and want to keep it close to stock.
Any light shed on this would be appreciated.


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Old 06-19-2010, 10:54 AM   #2
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225/75 is pretty much the standard but is smaller in diameter than the 700-15. ( but rated to carry more weight)

700-15 bias tires can probably still be found or ordered through your local farm supply store although you will probably be buying LT (light truck) tires.
At one time you could get 700-15 in a radial but I think they have pretty much disapeared.

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Old 06-19-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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I just went through the same decision making exercise you are going through. After a lot of looking, reading, and good advise from forum member TomW, I opted for the 225 Marathons. Tom had just replace the LT's on his Overlander with the same tire. I lost less than a 1/2 inch of height from the top of the wheel well opening to the ground.
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I just bought GYM 205/75R15 (LR-C) for my '58 Overlander. The 225s (LR-D) seemed a little too large and seemed like overkill for my Airstream.

I have the 225s on my 1972 '31 Sovereign and they are great for a trailer of that size and length.
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Originally Posted by Marcello View Post
... Any light shed on this would be appreciated.
This somewhat current thread is good reading.

I will never go back to bias-ply tires after experiencing Marathon radial LR C's.

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Old 06-19-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Yokohama makes a 700 x 15 LT radial and I think Toyo dose also. I have Yokohama's and they are great tires.

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