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Old 07-20-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Tire size help 1964 overlander

Wonder if I would have any problems fitting michelin 235 75 15s on my 1964 Overlander. Need new tires before my upcoming trip, and with all the positive results with these tires I was thinking of jumping on board. Right now there are 700 15's on.
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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I had trouble getting 225's up into the wheelwells of our '63. If you have replaced the axles on yours, you may have better results.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:48 PM   #3
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What would be my best choice for a tire? Stick with a ST possibly maxxis?



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Old 07-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #4
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My 75 Overlander also has 7x15 tires. They are 20 years old by the DOT date numbers, have no cracks, good tread with no signs of wear and hold air just fine. The axles have never been changed and the front edge of the wheel wells shows signs of tire contact and PO attempts to mitigate. Hmm...

7x15s are 27.88" in diameter.
225/75-15s are 28.1"
205/75-15s are 27.1"

Because the tires are antiques, they will be replaced as I move into the "make it road worthy" phase. The replacement tires will be 205/75-15s (poor abused wheel wells).

If I think I need more clearance after changing the tires, I'll opt for the 3" raise when replacing the axles.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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Wonder if I would have any problems fitting michelin 235 75 15s on my 1964 Overlander. Need new tires before my upcoming trip, and with all the positive results with these tires I was thinking of jumping on board. Right now there are 700 15's on.
It depends on how far the axle hub drops when you jack it up. If you have new axles, you can probably get them to fit. If you want a very similar tire to the 7.00x15 LT, Yokohama makes an RY 215 in 7R15. Very good tire.
You can also get get (I don't advocate their use, but they are the same size) the 7.00x15LT replacement tire as an ST205/90D15.

Good luck!
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Thank you all for your help. This tire search is driving me nuts! I haven't looked into the Yokos yet. I will check those out.
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How they sit right now on the ground I have about 1 3/4" to spare front and back
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In that case you might find this useful.

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:54 PM   #9
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I run Good Year Marathon ST225 75 R15's on my '67 Overlander. I would never run a tire that is not ST. Been using GYM's 15 years with no problems.
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I decided to go with the Goodyear marathons 225 75r 15s. Getting them put on next Tuesday.
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