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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:27 pm 
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gday all

just wondering, im chaseing some rubber to fit my 15 inch rims.
The tyre itself reads 215/60 this has something do do with width and sidewall size correct?

if this is so will a 215/80 fit these rims?
reason im asking is becuse some came up cheap in the qoukka

if anyone chould tell me it whould be appriciated

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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:24 pm 
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Dont put on 80 series as this is a 4WD and I dont think they will fit under the guards.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:29 pm 
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oh cheeres for that ..nearl made a $100 accident
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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:03 am 
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okay...

The 215 is the width of the tyre from side to side, and the 60 is the side profile of the tyre wall. Nothin, i repeat NOTHING over 65 series for a sedan, unless you like the feel of rolling around corners and problems with guard and guard lip rubbing

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:08 am 
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u sure 80 series tyres wont fit on a falcon? ive seen a VW Beetle with 235/80 Desert Duelers on it :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:12 am 
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lmao... that would go like s**t, not to mention how it would like.... looks like someone DID get the $100 wheels without consulting anyone ayy? :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:14 am 
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the profile is a % of the width, not a fixed size.

so 215/60, as 215mm of tread, and the sidewall is 129mm

The 215/80, has the same 215mm of tread, but the side wall is now 172mm.

This means the tyre is overall larger. So even if it did fit it'd screw up your speedo/odometer a lot (14%).

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:15 am 
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my bad... I'm misinformed!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:15 am 
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lol it looked quite funny actually, there was absolutely no gap in the guards at all lol, stock ride height and suspention too. and he took the exhaust off so it was loud as f**k :lol: apparently it did quite well in the sand :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:17 am 
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in the sand???? what.... as a bloody trackor?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:43 pm 
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hmm, just spoke to a bloke about a new tyre/rim combo
out of curiousity, will AU rims fit an eb with spacers-NOT ADAPTORS?
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You're not allowed spacers - they're illegal.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:55 pm 
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for strictly offroad use?
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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:26 am 
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Well that's legally ok then.

But I still wouldn't. They're illegal because they're unsafe (because the wheel nuts have significantly less 'bite' onto the studs, and you're moving the load on the studs to the very end of them).

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:39 pm 
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hmm yea fair call, not to keen on haveing a wheel drop off halfway around a corner, but the AU offset fits an EB with spacers?
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