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Snow tires causing problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoma man, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    tacoma man

    tacoma man [OP] Active Member

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    Bought 4 used snow tires 215 60R 15 for 2wd taco and took it to a large tire chain and Goodyear tire, also an independent station to put on. All of them said they were too small and would cause all kind of problems with ABS and speedometer. Originals are 215 70R 15. Then I took it to BJ'S tire center and they said no problem. What's the deal? I think they all wanted to sell me new snow tires cause they asked me real fast. Anyone know if this is true?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 15, 2008 at 3:15 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    I believe they were right when they said "problems" there will be issues with speedo and abs because of tire speed. Why would you not want to buy the correct tire size just to save a few bucks ? especially winter tires ? Go to www.miata.com , it's a tire calculator.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    your warranty is gonna run out faster using those lol
     
  4. Dec 16, 2008 at 1:52 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    That link is not correct, it's here
    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
     
  5. Dec 16, 2008 at 3:27 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    bc BJS tire does not give a sh#t thats why
     
  6. Dec 16, 2008 at 3:37 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    Sorry just hate that place no one there knows anything about
    tires the only resson bjs sells tires is so you can shop in the
    store wanting for your car/truck
    The tires are never in stock the only tires bjs has in stock are
    Michelin and BFG
    Bridgestone pulled out
    Sorry just my 2cent
    But what do i know :D
     
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