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Old 08-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Correct 1954 Safari tires

New tires and wheels are needed for my 1954 Safari. The original brochures and specs call for 7.00 x 15 tires, however, the tires (quite old) presently on the Safari are 7.00 x 16. What's particularly confusing is the fact that the trailer has, what appear to be, original split 16" rims.
15 inch ST tires and new rims are readily obtainable but I can't be sure they are right and might lower clearance height.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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I use 700 x 15 tires on my Cloud and they are great. I use 225 x 75 x 15 on the Bubble..they are great. Get rid of any split rim rig....dangerous and almost impossible to find a shop that will chance working with them. If your really worried about ground clearance install the axle below the springs.

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:57 AM   #3
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Tire Size and Manufacturer?

So, what did you end up using on your Safari?
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