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WHY?? cant i find the size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by s2kvtak, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    hey guys. im wanting to put a 33" tire on my 04 xtracab and i am aware of the minor trimming and bending the pinch weld down and all that. my plan was to just save a few dollars and keep my stock wheels that are 16s and get some spidertrax spacers to make them fit. well after a little research i found some steelies for 60 each local so i will be going that route. well they are 15" wheels so i need the new tire size. for the 16s its 285/75-16. which should come out to be about 33x11x16. whats the same equivalent for the 15? i have put it in on tirerack.com as a 33x11.5 but it never finds anything. so i need the metric size
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    285/70/15 but they are very rare. Go to a local tire shop and ask them.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    might be something like 285-80-15
     
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    That would be more like it but I don't think they make something like that.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    this is a 30" tire
     
  6. Jan 14, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Yea, I know it wasn't 33" but I don't think they make anything like this.

    285-80-15 width = 11.22" diameter = 32.95
     
  8. Jan 14, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    yeah i doubt they exist but he wanted a size my guess would be that he would have to get a 255 or a 305
     
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    google it.. 33-11.50-15 or 305 75 15
     
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    I think that you would have to probably run a 33x12.50x15
     
  15. Jan 15, 2010 at 3:28 AM
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    go with the 255/85R16 they are great i just got a set of the maxxis bighorns, they measure 33.5x10.25
     
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    How wide of a 15 will you need to run a tire that = 33"? 15x8 or 15x10? How wide are the steelies OP purchased? 15x7? Might wanna consider the rim width first before trying to stick a 305 on a 7" rim. If you want 33" tires, I'd consider getting 16 or 17" rims, much less hassle to find tires and many more choices IMO...........
     
  17. Jan 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    they will be 15x8 with a 4" backspacing. i want to stay with a 33 tho. i know it can be done. i was told by someone on here that you can put an 11" tire on a 8" rim without a problem.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    anyone else???
     
  19. Jan 16, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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