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#999356 - 05/24/11 08:10 PM tallest tire for a 15 inch rim
MikeyT Offline


Registered: 07/05/04
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Loc: Watertown, WI
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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#999357 - 05/24/11 08:29 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: MikeyT]
slowpoke Offline
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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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#999358 - 05/24/11 08:35 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: slowpoke]
B1arno Offline
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I have 33" tall x 21.50" wide x 15" tires on my 34 Dodge.

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#999359 - 05/24/11 08:40 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: B1arno]
gch Offline
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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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#999360 - 05/24/11 08:51 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: gch]
mopar346 Offline
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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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#999361 - 05/24/11 10:07 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: mopar346]
topside Offline
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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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#999362 - 05/24/11 11:22 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: topside]
MikeyT Offline


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Thanks guys

Mike
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#999363 - 05/25/11 04:05 AM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: MikeyT]
Dean_Kuzluzski Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Holly/MI
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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#999364 - 05/25/11 08:04 PM Re: tallest tire for a 15 inch rim [Re: Dean_Kuzluzski]
topside Offline
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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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