Tire Help! Question?

Discussion in '4X4 Truck Talk and Repairs' started by TOPS, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    An acquaintance of mine told me that the tire size P215/75R15-100s are gonna be obsolete, Is this true
     
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  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Top you sure you read that right. I think those came out with 235x75x15 inch

    OBTW top PM me your mailing address I have something to send you.
     

  3. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    correct size P215/75R15-100S
     
  4. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    unfortunatly for all of us that still run older equipment the entire 15 inch rim tire size is obselete,and tire manufactures are stopping production,except for a couple of them,those we can expect to pay out the butt for in a couple years. All the new vehicles have a larger rim size and shorter tires to add stability. Nothing has been manufactured for alot of years with a 15 inch rim size from the factory,and alot of those cars/trucks are no longer on the road.
     
  5. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    if you are going to keep the truck and have the money id pick up a couple sets of them asap, when the supply get low the prices will go sky high
     
  6. THE PAN MAN

    THE PAN MAN New Member

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    it cost me a lil bit tops but on my ol 82 chevy i had the rear end rebuilt and the tranny now i have 34x10.50x17 super swampers on in. the 17 inch wheel dident hurt a thing and it runs great. i had posi put in the rear end and a gear change. its only got 1 2 and drive. a lil money throwed out and it will be the same as buyn a 15 in the near future. but money well spent.
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Try to find some (take off) wheels & tires off a newer truck .:wink:
     
  8. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    top, check out tirerack.com i saw them on there as cheap as $56 each for firestone winterguard tires.
     
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  9. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    It would be cheaper in the long run to update to some cheap 16, 17, or 18" rims, you will be able to get your stock diameter tires in these rim sizes and you will notice no difference, other than new snazzy lookin aluminum rims.
     
  10. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    They're obsoliting the 35X12.50/16.5's on my truck too.!!!!!!!!!!!.....Pretty soon NO MORE 16.5s:angry:
     
  11. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    great...what size tire am i supposed to put on a 2wd s10? I can only go up to 225/75/15...anything bigger rubs. I also dont see any mfg making a 16" tire to fit it either, so new rims are out!
     
  12. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Yes they do, within minuts I found several 16, 17 , and 18" rims for 2wd S-10's from one manufacturer, and there are alot out there.
     
  13. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    upgrade to some dubs with lo pro tires homie. Go to pep boys they got all sorts of crap
     
  14. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    tops, my bro in law owns a tire shop how many you want lol he says yeah they might do away with that size but he can still get them and has them in stock now