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What size tires are you guys running on 2wd RCs? I have a clean, stock '86 I'm tire shopping for. It has the aluminum turbine wheels and 235/75-15's on it. I was surprised when I checked the door jamb and it indicated 205/75's were original. Definitely not going that small. The 235's seem to fill out the wheelwells pretty good ( although it's hard to tell since I haven't taken the running boards off yet.) Speedo is accurate with the 235's, so I'll probably stick with that. Opinions on any other sizes?

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Maybe step it up to a 30x9.50 or a 31x10.50...
 

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Are you sure you are reading it correctly? 205's are tiny. My '89 came with 235/75/15's from the factory. I put on 31x10.5x15's, which were too big. I I had to do it again, I would probably go with 30x9.5's.
 

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Moparman440 said:
Are you sure you are reading it correctly? 205's are tiny. My '89 came with 235/75/15's from the factory. I put on 31x10.5x15's, which were too big. I I had to do it again, I would probably go with 30x9.5's.
Yep, I just went out into the cold garage and double checked. I agree 205's would be dinky. Even with the 235's, two people have already asked if my truck was lowered ??? Also, I'm used to a 3/4 ton Ram with 16's

Thanks for the suggestions. How does a 30x9.5 compare in height to the 235/75? Is it okay for a 6.5-inch rim?
 

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235/75-15 translates to 28.9x9.25x15. Just take the section width (235) multiply by the aspect ratio (75), double it and divide by 25.4 (25.4 millimeters per inch) and add the rim diameter (15).
Actual tire measurements vary from their stated sizes.
I thought the turbine wheels were 15x7.
 

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Don't ever pay attention to the stickers on any Chrysler product. They are generic and show the smalletst possible tire available or OK to use. For example on my brothers Dakota R/T it shows 205/75R15 or something like that and it came with 255/55ZR17. Those aluminum rims are 7 inches wide and the wagon type wheels available during the 80's are 6.5 inches wide.
 

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some 255/70/15s would fit nice. im about to put some 255/60/15s on my 89 rc. it came stock with the 235/75/15s.
 

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That sounds cool, StandardByker88.
R41HP, It depends on what you are going for. Are you going for more of a street machine, where the emphasis would be on handling and style, or more of a trail machine or ?
 

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StandardByker88 said:
some 255/70/15s would fit nice. im about to put some 255/60/15s on my 89 rc. it came stock with the 235/75/15s.
I agree.. We had 255/ 70/15's on my old Fury, and on my friends Dodge Aspen.. Great footprint as well.
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my 86 plate has 205 on it too.
am going to 16" wheels. 8 or 10 wide rear, 6--or 8 front... current tires are 31-10.50 x 15, front rub at times . have a 95 360 w/ 727 tran.. runs well.. has glass packs ,it s noisey. 750 eb w/ small jets & small rods ..... 12 mi per i think.. quinn '
 

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I have a stock 84 2 wheel drive, it came with 235/75s, a few weeks ago i upsized to 31x10.5 and i dont rub at all, i have been driving through cornfeilds here lately ( we just got some snow) and i am hitting my bump stops, tires are fine, I think i could go up to 32s but i gotta were the 31s out first. I think i looks much better myself, and just a note, I strongly recommend BFG All Terrains, made a world of difference on my 2wd in the snow.

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Moparman440 said:
R41HP, It depends on what you are going for. Are you going for more of a street machine, where the emphasis would be on handling and style, or more of a trail machine or ?
I doubt this thing will ever go off the pavement, 'cept maybe the occasional dirt road, so I'm thinking a light truck tire with an all-season tread. So yes, city/highway driving, good handling and something that fills out the wheelwells nicely and doesn't rub. I'm not even worried about snow traction, I dragged this RC here from Florida and it's never had any rust and I don't have the heart to take it out of the garage this winter. (I have Bridgestone Blizzaks on my pickup and Dueler A/T's on the wife's Grand Wagoneer so we get around in the snow.)

Thanks for all the input...
 
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