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#1 Old Oct 11th, 2003, 10:09 AM
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Largest Tire On A Stock Wheel

Does anyone know what the largest tire size is you could fit on a stock wheel of a 1995 Hardbody Nissan?
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#2 Old Oct 11th, 2003, 10:18 AM
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It depends on what wheel you have. The 4x4s came with two sizes, 15x6 and 15x7. I assume you don't have an SE-V6, you probably would have put that in your "vehicle" information on the left under your name; the 15x7 alloy wheel was only available on the SE-V6, so I assume you have the 15x6 steel wheels (chrome or silver) like I have on mine (see webpage for a pic if unsure).

I have seen them with 31x10.50 tires, and that's probably as big as I would personally go. I wouldn't go much wider than 10.5" or 11". 265/70/15 is about the same size as a 30x10.50 tire (if they made that size). If you could find a 265/75/15, that'd be closer to 31" tall. The most common up-sizes from the stock 235/75/15 would be 30x9.50, 255/70/15, 265/70/15, etc. I think if you wanted to go to 32x11.50 tires, you'd need some wider rims (at least 7" wide) and some sort of a lift (body lift, torsion bar adjustment, etc.).

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Any size tire would fit on any size rim you have...It boils down to what you can fit on your truck and not your wheel...

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#4 Old Oct 11th, 2003, 12:34 PM
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You can mount any tire to any rim? I'd like to mount a 325/50 drag radial to a 5 inch wide front skinny...can you help me out?

It absolutely makes a difference how wide your rim is. If you have a 6" wide rim, you can't mount a tire that's much more than 11" wide. It's just not safe.

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#5 Old Oct 12th, 2003, 12:14 AM
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Typically a 31-10.50 (265/70) is about the largest you should go... Unless other mods are made.

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Well he should have clearly stated that he was talking about the width..I thought he was talking about height..Sorry for the mix up....

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Do you think a 31-10.50 would bow out to much and cause poor tread wear or anything?
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On my bone-stock 97 4x4 hardbody, I run 265/75/R15's with zero problems. I guess that converts to 30.5X10.4. When it comes time to change them, I think I'll jump down to 30X9.5QR15's. I'll only lose .6 inches of tire diameter, but the tire width will be down to about 241 mm. Wider than stock, but not as wide as the 265's. For snow, I think I'll prefer this seeing as how I don't do too much wheeling anyway.

Edit: I have the 5 spoke alloys.

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On my bone-stock 97 4x4 hardbody, I run 265/75/R15's with zero problems. I guess that converts to 30.5X10.4. When it comes time to change them, I think I'll jump down to 30X9.5QR15's. I'll only lose .6 inches of tire diameter, but the tire width will be down to about 241 mm. Wider than stock, but not as wide as the 265's. For snow, I think I'll prefer this seeing as how I don't do too much wheeling anyway.

Edit: I have the 5 spoke alloys.
I want a set of the 5-spoke alloy wheels! I believe those are 15x7 (can you confirm that?) and I'd be much more comfortable mounting a 31x10.50 on 7" rims than 6" rims (I'd like to go to 31x10.50 for my next set of tires).

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I checked ebay for those style of rims. I couldn't find anything. However, depending on you'd want to spend on a set, I found this http://www.rims-and-wheels.com/nissa...Y62341U10.html These are refurbs that carry a lifetime warranty. And I can confirm, they are 15x7's

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I checked ebay for those style of rims. I couldn't find anything. However, depending on you'd want to spend on a set, I found this http://www.rims-and-wheels.com/nissa...Y62341U10.html These are refurbs that carry a lifetime warranty. And I can confirm, they are 15x7's
Thanks -- I've been to that site before and seen the rims...I just revisited it tonight actually, and saw they were 15x7. Thanks for verifying it for me. I'd like to find either a set of those or the older "Lego" style wheels (older Pathfinders). There's a set of Lego wheels on eBay now for right around 100 bucks (that's a great price ballpark for me). I'd buy them if I were ready to get tires now. Hopefully, I'll be ready in the spring.

Would you happen to have a pic of your truck with the 265/75/15s?

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Yeah, I actually tried checking ebay first. I did see the lego ones.

http://xeox.org/upload/bin/MOLnissan.jpg
Here is my truck. However, since the uploader I'm using has anti-remote linking, I can only use the url.

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Do you think a 31-10.50 would bow out to much and cause poor tread wear or anything?
You just need to run less psi so the centers don't prematurely wear out. It may require some monitoring.

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96 and said^ 5 spokes with 31x10.5r15, I run about 32 psi on the road and about 12 off.

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Looks like I am new to the forum and late to the discussion...I am going with 31x10.50 since that is the largest that 1995 sales broshure says Nissan offered on the XE & SE (15x7 alloys only). I am picking up a set of American Racing Baja's---15x8 though I am slightly concerned about the width. I don't plan to add lift kit in the immediate future so I am unsure of the extra inch of wheel width. The tire guy reccomended the 15x8's but I know Nissan ran 15x7's from the factory. Any reccomendations from you guys?





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It depends on what wheel you have. The 4x4s came with two sizes, 15x6 and 15x7. I assume you don't have an SE-V6, you probably would have put that in your "vehicle" information on the left under your name; the 15x7 alloy wheel was only available on the SE-V6, so I assume you have the 15x6 steel wheels (chrome or silver) like I have on mine (see webpage for a pic if unsure).

I have seen them with 31x10.50 tires, and that's probably as big as I would personally go. I wouldn't go much wider than 10.5" or 11". 265/70/15 is about the same size as a 30x10.50 tire (if they made that size). If you could find a 265/75/15, that'd be closer to 31" tall. The most common up-sizes from the stock 235/75/15 would be 30x9.50, 255/70/15, 265/70/15, etc. I think if you wanted to go to 32x11.50 tires, you'd need some wider rims (at least 7" wide) and some sort of a lift (body lift, torsion bar adjustment, etc.).
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