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 Post subject: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:59 am 
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Hi guys looking at these for my XH ute, standard height.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/215-75R15-100-97S-Nexen-Roadian-AT-PRO-in-Melbourne-National-Freight-Roadstone-/161315504126?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item258f273ffe

Will they fit? I'm thinking they may hit on upper control arm?

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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:13 am 
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Why not just get 205/65/15 tyres?
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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:16 am 
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I live in the middle of nowhere and sick of getting flat tyres, I'm fairly certain they will fit as Outback utes had 205 75 standard.

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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:19 am 
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Fair enough.

Should fit as you would be more concerned with the width and I know that I have 235/245 on a 8" rim and there was no rubbing, mind you that is with 17" rims.
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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:22 am 
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Fair enough, I'm curious to know how close it will be to the upper control arm with 225 75.


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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:09 pm 
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Talk to the Tyre mob and see what they think, you mught need to do a test fit.
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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:21 pm 
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probably not, i have 205/70R15's on my ED and they only clear the upper part of the upright by 8mm.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:54 pm 
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I've found that on SLALS front ends you need the correct offset wheels and then a 205/75R15 is just mm from the top joint. In fact on my EB I found that not all tyres of that size will clear the suspension.

I just went through this with an Outback ute again. We trialled 215/75R15 as the size opens up more possibilities but these tyres came uncomfortably close in static conditions - I wasn't comfortable that would be the case at 100+ on a rough road.

If you want the most trouble free solution the Firestone Destination A/T 205/75R15 fits just right. These tyres seem pretty good too, at least so far. The Firestones were OEM on these vehicles albeit an earlier technology tyre.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Forgot to add i am running EF/EL 15" steelies, something with more dish/less offset would allow more clearance

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:07 pm 
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I have 235/60R15 tyres on genuine 15 x 7 mags, and they will rub the ball joint in hard cornerning, but at Hwy speeds, is ok.
The total diameter of the tyre is 26.1"

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:22 pm 
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JOSE wrote:
Forgot to add i am running EF/EL 15" steelies, something with more dish/less offset would allow more clearance

On an EB I had to run wheel spacers, longer studs and they were still close. I am unsure but maybe Outback wheels are more negative on offset than standard.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Hmm what would be a good offset to buy if I was to get some sunraysias?

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 Post subject: Re: Will 225/75/15 all terrains fit on XH Falcon
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:12 pm 
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Bradelz77 wrote:
Hmm what would be a good offset to buy if I was to get some sunraysias?

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My XH has aftermarket Sunraysia type rims pretty much same as OEM anyhow. I need two more so I'll grab the details once I get a rim off to check the stampings.

 

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