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215/75-15

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by navin, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. navin

    navin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running this size on a 2wd?

    225/70-15 too?

    Pics?

    Trying to figure gearing and tire sizing and how they fit the truck wheel wells too. Should be about an inch bigger than the lil donuts it has stock. Thanks!
     
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  3. navin

    navin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had been thru that thread but thank you. I still haven't seen the 215/75-15 specifically. I don't want the biggest I can fit, one size up is about all I'm willing to go with stock gearing, and even then it might be too much.
     
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    Skinny Rogers U know fish can hear u thinking just b4 u sneeze

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    Stock gearing can handle much larger than the factory 215s...
     
  5. navin

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    Not for my use, unfortunately. I'm thinking about 3.73s already. For my needs, it is already a little tall on the gears with the stock tires.
     
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    Which engine do you have? And what is it that you use the truck for which makes the gearing too tall?

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  7. navin

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    I'll be towing a camper and hauling 2 motorcycles at the same time. 2.7/5spd 3.31 rear end.

    I know it "can" push taller tires. I'm not starting another gearing discussion, just looking for a pic of the 215/75r-15 tires.

    I'm already planning of 3.73 gears with stock or +1" tires at most. I've pulled trailers with an older Taco 4 cyl/5 spd. Lower gearing is going to be necessary in my case.
     
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    No pics, but I currently have the Uniroyal Laredo cross country tires in that size on my access cab automatic. I've had zero problems so far. Before that I had the BFG all terrains. No problems.
     
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    navin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any chance you could snap a pic when you have time? Thanks!
     
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    [​IMG] My drivers side front. I'll try to get a side picture when it's not raining.
     
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    Thanks buddy! Appreciate the pics. Looking forward to more!
     
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    should have gotten a 4.0 with your towing!
     
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    Na, my 200 HP Wrangler can do some pretty amazing stuff since swapping to 4.88 from 3.21 gears. My 2 Mach 1 Mustangs came alive with 4.30 and 4.56 gears over the stock 3.55 and my son's 2014 V6 6m Stang went from 3.21 to 4.10 and is as quick as a stock V8 GT now.

    Gears mean a lot. I have a complete third being built this week with 4.10s in it for the Taco. With the 3.21s it is drivable like a car. For being a truck, they are useless. Backing my 1000 lbs. trailer into my driveway I'm feathering the clutch far too much, I can smell it when I'm done. It is barely sloped uphill.
     
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    My new third member with 4.10 gears went in last light. A couple hours, and I never even removed the wheels! Very easy to install.

    They totally transformed my 3.31 geared 2014 5 speed base 2.7 reg cab. First gear is still useable from a stop, response in incredible.

    The truck feels like it weighs half of what it did with the "old" gears. 3k miles on the truck.

    Highway cruise is fine, I rarely clear 70 MPH and the speedo reads 3 MPH high at 65.

    I was bouncing back & forth from 3.73 to 3.90 to 4.10 and recalled advice I got for my Mustangs, always err on the lower ratio. Glad I did!

    I was worried I might need to do tires sooner than later, but the 4.10 and stock donuts are just fine. These are the gears it should have been delivered with!
     
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    There's also another 5 lug alternative...
    Wide lightweight 16x7 inch alloy wheels with wide 235/60 tires work great! :)

    [​IMG]

    This particular combination still retains the stock wheel diameter within 1 percent, and the truck handles nicely in the curves.
     
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    That looks great too. For now I'm happy enough with the stock rubber and wheels. I was thinking it might be a touch low gearing and would need more tire diameter but it is great as is.
     
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    A Costco rep told me P225 75R 15 was best for my 4 banger but I would love to know what you are running and how you like them.
    Thanks
     
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