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Old 07-10-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Opinion Wanted - 205/75R15 Tires

Hey guys,
Just bought and mounted some Goodyear Marathon 205/75R15 (LR-C) tires for my dual axle, '58 Overlander. They sure seem small from what I'm used to (I have 225s on my 72 Sovereign) but these tires are sized correctly for a 4000lb Overlander with dual axles.

What do you guys think? Is it just me or do these tires seem smallish?
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Hey guys,
Just bought and mounted some Goodyear Marathon 205/75R15 (LR-C) tires for my dual axle, '58 Overlander. They sure seem small from what I'm used to (I have 225s on my 72 Sovereign) but these tires are sized correctly for a 4000lb Overlander with dual axles.

What do you guys think? Is it just me or do these tires seem smallish?
Mike.

The original tires were 700 x 15

That was changed to ST 225/75 R 15

I would suggest you use the same tire as you do on your newer model.

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Old 07-10-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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The original tires were 700 x 15

That was changed to ST 225/75 R 15

I would suggest you use the same tire as you do on your newer model.

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Thanks Andy for responding. Well to satisfy my curiousity, I went back to Discount Tire to try mounting a 225/75R15 and they couldn't do it. The tire is too wide. So it looks like I'll be staying with the 205s.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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Thanks Andy for responding. Well to satisfy my curiousity, I went back to Discount Tire to try mounting a 225/75R15 and they couldn't do it. The tire is too wide. So it looks like I'll be staying with the 205s.
Mike.

How about the wheels?

I'm sure they are not originals. That being the case, are they the correct wheels with "zero" offset?

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Just for the record, the tires I replaced were Kelly-Springfields 6-70-15 LT (LR-C)
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
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Well, I ended up buying Yokohama 215/70R15 Light Truck tires. Oh, and they're radials not bias plys. She sits 2 inches higher now and looks much better. Next stop, Arizona Axles for new axles, leaf springs, and a hitch coupler. I'll also have them cut off the hydraulic brake cylinder, re-tap the tongue jack holes, and mount two new safety chains.
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Looks like your dog doesn't like the jack post.

The taller ties look great Mike. Glad you made the switch. Did you notice any difference in towing after switching to the Yokohama's?

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Looks like your dog doesn't like the jack post.


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I thing its the wheel on the bottom of the jack he is aiming for. He will eventually get to the 4 new ones soon enough.
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Looks like your dog doesn't like the jack post.

The taller ties look great Mike. Glad you made the switch. Did you notice any difference in towing after switching to the Yokohama's?

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Thanks, Brad. I didn't really notice a difference towing since Discount Tire is less than a mile from my house. The real test will be when I get on the I-17 next weekend when I take her down to Arizona Axle.

I was hoping nobody would notice Pepe spraying the jack. And yes, he got one of the Yokohamas, too. Dogs!
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