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tire diameter question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by David Chandler, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
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    Would a 205 whatever for a 14 inch wheel, be the same outer diameter as one for a 15 inch wheel? Or is this one of those apples and oranges situations?
    Thanks!
     
  2. fatstax
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    no, the rim diameter will change the tires overall diameter. the rating of tire size is as follows, 205/75r15 205 is tire width, the 75 is the percentage the sidewall is of the tire width, and the 15 is, well you know.
    so the side wall of the tire is 75 percent of the tread width. there are websites, one i know of is the tire size configurator, you can mix and match tire sizes and see the actual difference.
     
  3. dudley32
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    check Coker tires they have a size for almst every tire..and Lucas..and Universal..
     
  4. LaidoutRivi63
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  5. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
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    Okay, that's what I needed to hear. I'll take my trusty tape measure and go hunting then.
    Thanks a lot!
     
  6. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    Fatstax hit it out of the park, I have tried to explain this so many times to guys and just get the deer in the headlight look.
     

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