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MikeyT
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Reged: Jul 05 2004
Loc: Watertown, WI
tallest tire for a 15 inch rim
      #6649283 - Tue May 24 2011 08:10 PM

Hey guys

I'm looking to find a taller tire for when I do some highway cruising. (3:91 gears) I'm just wondering who makes the tallest tire for a 15 inch rim and recommendations.

Thanks folks

Mike

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slowpoke
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Reged: Nov 07 2006
Loc: Near Indy
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: MikeyT]
      #6649331 - Tue May 24 2011 08:29 PM

I believe my BF Goodrich's are 28" which at the time I bought them (several years ago) was the tallest 60 series tire I could find.

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B1arno
super stock


Reged: Jan 04 2007
Loc: Redwood City Ca.
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: slowpoke]
      #6649344 - Tue May 24 2011 08:35 PM

I have 33" tall x 21.50" wide x 15" tires on my 34 Dodge.

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gch
Polara Prince


Reged: Mar 06 2005
Loc: Central NC
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: B1arno]
      #6649355 - Tue May 24 2011 08:40 PM

Probably the tallest commercially available car tire will be either the 235/75r15 or the 255/70r15.
In a more of a truck tread you can find the 265/70r15 and 265/75r15 as well.

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mopar346
Slow Ride Dreamer


Reged: Jul 05 2007
Loc: Florida
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: gch]
      #6649374 - Tue May 24 2011 08:51 PM

My brother use to have a set of 44" hawgs on 15s.

I was in Summit last Sunday and I saw a set that I want to say were 31s, in a radial ET type tread. You may want to look at their website.

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topside
super gas


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: mopar346]
      #6649579 - Tue May 24 2011 10:07 PM Attachment (71 downloads)

I have 285/70R15s on the back of my '63, and they're 31" tall. Radial T/As. Makes the 3.55s in the car act like highway gearing.

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MikeyT
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Reged: Jul 05 2004
Loc: Watertown, WI
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: topside]
      #6649691 - Tue May 24 2011 11:22 PM

Thanks guys

Mike

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Dean_Kuzluzski
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Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: Holly/MI
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: MikeyT]
      #6649812 - Wed May 25 2011 04:05 AM

Just curious, what wheel width are we talking here???

Some tire sizes mentioned here won't work on a 7" or narrower.

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topside
super gas


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: Dean_Kuzluzski]
      #6651050 - Wed May 25 2011 08:04 PM

In my case (the '63 above), 15 x 8 wheels. And that's as much tire as the rear wheelhousings would allow; had to narrow the rearend.

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