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Old 04-24-2015, 07:06 AM   #15
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I'm contemplating upgrading to 16 inch wheels as well. Believe it or not, I had a steel wheel start leaking at the bead transition on our last trip.

Does anyone have a diameter measurement of the new 16 inch Sendels with the Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75 R 16 Load Range E installed and inflated? I just want to do a comparison of the full diameters of the old wheel and tires I have, to what I'm contemplating. I'm sure there's a way to calculate it and figure it out, but nothing like an actual measurement.
By the way, I have several old 15X6 steel wheels with 7.00-15 tires (a couple of different brands). The old wheel and tire full diameters run between 28 and 29 inches.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:13 AM   #16
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29.4" , but I believe you have to get the M/S2 now. I don't see the 225s on Tire Rack in the M/S anymore.


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Old 04-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #17
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Thanks, Rich. I appreciate the prompt response. M/S 2 sounds good.

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Old 06-25-2017, 09:37 PM   #18
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I've got the same issue

I need new rubber for my 2013 25' Serenity but am in the same situation as the OP. Curbside rear wheel is 1" to the trim - this is measured from tire surface to trim surface and represents the literal gap, not a visual one.

Putting on 16" wheels/tires would reduce that gap to around .5" - which strikes me as too close for comfort. Is it, and if so, what to do?

Is trimming the wheel well something a body shop would make quick work of? Is it something I can do - given very little experience of this sort?

Love to hear, thanks.

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Old 06-30-2017, 08:48 PM   #19
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I almost went to 16" wheels, but found that I could readily get tires with sufficient load ratings in a slightly larger 235/75/15 tire. These are .6" taller than the stock 225/75/15s and fit great on my 27FB.

No point letting a nice stock 15" aluminum wheel go to waste. It's probably a gentler ride for the AS also with more tire sidewall.

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