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Old 07-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #1
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can I fit these tires on those rims?

We bought our '71 Overlander AS last year in Phoenix. Had to replace all tires immediately. We put on a "cargo hyw" tire, 10 ply 7.00-15 LT. We pulled off the hub caps 'cause it was too hard to access the valve stems, so they just run as steel (ugly) wheels. Neighbor has a very similar vintage AS just moldering in a back lot. It has pretty alum wheels which I suspect were original AS. They are trimmed in blue and say "Mooren" in the center insert. They have the same hole pattern as my AS, I think the center hole is the same. The tires on his wheels say, "P235/75R15" They are so old, they are shot. Anyhow, might I be able to mount my almost new 7.00-15's on those rims? I really like the rims, but not enough to buy another set of new tires, right now.

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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Hi, check the wheel lug nut studs. On some vehicles with steel wheels the lug studs are too short for aluminum wheels. Longer studs can be installed.

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