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bajio181
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:46 pm    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

i live in mexico and need tires for tha safari.. they gotta be all terrain tires because i live in the country. im not finding the tires! it's like nothing's available, but i know that can't be the case. what are the kickass tires? the rims are 205 60r15 91h
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

have you tried tirerack.com? other than that, i don't know where else to suggest looking.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 6:16 pm    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

You may be confusing tire size with rim size. You have listed a tire size. Find your rim width and then go to a tire size selector web site and match it up. If the size you have listed is what is on there now, you should have plenty of options. In hte US the Thing had 14" wheels not 15".
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:03 pm    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

i believe you can find a good M+S tire at discount tire, in 14 or 15, whichever the case may be for your car, the 15 inch rim is 5.5 inches wide, so you cannot get too rad on aspect ratios, try a truck 7.10-15 snow tire, or 7.00-15.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

I run Marshall Venture ATs 205/75/14s reasonably agressive tread, no clearance issues on stock fenders and about $68 each. they are also available in the same width in a 15" diameter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:57 pm    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

wow, thanks for speedy responses, those size numbers were stamped on the tire, so they must be the tire size (duh), though i've noticed that my rims are bigger and wider than the ones on the bugs around here, and everyone here says that they take a 14 tire. stock safari rims are bigger than bug rims, aren't they?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 3:02 pm    Post subject: tires? Reply with quote

I suspect you have 15" bus rims. Not a problem, I agree with Kubelken, 7.10X15 are narrow enough and you will be bale to get them with truck tire M&S tread. Will look "mean."
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