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Old 09-27-2010, 04:33 PM
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Hey guys, ran into a bit of tire trouble and ended up with a slash in my sidewall. Seeing as my tires were just about to be changed anyway I figured I'd just go ahead and buy all four. Now here's the question, I have 215/75/15 Firestone passenger tires on there right now. I want to go bigger and I found Goodyear Tracker 2 at Walmart 235/75/15 and was wondering how clearance would be. Int he FAQ2 I know it says they'll fit but my truck does sit lower in the front. what I call squatting haha. Anyone have these? It's stock height by the way and 2x4. Another concern is Walmart. Are they guinna give me a hard time since they're not stock size? I remember my dad got tires there once and they wouldn't put them on because they were bigger than the stock size. Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:56 PM
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Using a tire calculator like this one. http://www.4lo.com/calc/gearmetric.htm

Says your stock tire is 27.7 x 8.5in.
And the 235 is 28.9 x 9.3.
So that is 1.2in x .8

Get a tape measure and add .6in above the tire and see if you got the space. And see if you got .4in on the inside of the tire.

My guess you could easily fit even larger tires.

As far as Walmart not letting you get larger tire, I'm not sure. It does sound like something they might say, due to them not wanting to be liable for going beyond stock requirements.

There are tons of tire shops you can go to that WIll get what you want.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:15 PM
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You should be alright getting them mounted there as it was a stock size on the 4x4's and they just seem to look at overall model lines.
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What a stupid policy from wal-fart. If you have too just buy the tires from them and have them mounted at a different tire shop.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated! I was thinking that as well fox! and Crazy 4x4 thanks for that calculator. I'll try it once I get home today. I hope you're right festerw. It would make it more convenient for me.
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Yeah, they will fit fine on a 2wd. I have 235-75-15 Trail Guide A/P tires on mine.
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Yeah, they will fit fine on a 2wd. I have 235-75-15 Trail Guide A/P tires on mine.
Do you have the stock 15x6 rims? I do and I want to go buy bigger tires that what I have on the back but with the 6" rim, whats the biggest I should go? I already have some 30x9.5x15's on their but the tires I want are only 31x10.50x15's

any tips/ideas?
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Yeah, they are on the stock 15x6 alloys.
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Wal-Mart is dumb like that for liability reasons like Crazy said, but they put my 31s on with no problem. They just had to check if they'd rub first. They do lol but they didnt put em on and drive it so yeah.
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