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#1 Old Jul 16th, 2004, 07:42 PM
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Nissan Pickup Tire sizes

I have a 1990 Nissan Pickup and I was wondering whats the biggest width tires you can get on this truck without any modifcations. where could i buy these bigger rims and tires?
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#2 Old Jul 16th, 2004, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by NissanTruck777
I have a 1990 Nissan Pickup and I was wondering whats the biggest width tires you can get on this truck without any modifcations. where could i buy these bigger rims and tires?
2wd or 4wd? They came in both flavors.

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#3 Old Jul 16th, 2004, 08:55 PM
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2WD 1990 Nissan Pickup Tire Sizes (with stock rims)

Standard- 195/75-R14
Optional- 215/75-R14

4WD 1990 Nissan Pickup Tire Sizes (with stock rims)

Standard- 215/75-R15
Optional- 235/75-R15

Third Option(but not stated anywhere as I can find)-4WD Nissan Pickups with 15X7 in rims stock (stamped on the wall of the rim)31/10.50-R15

For bigger rims/lower profile tires you will just have to do a little math. Search this forum for the formula, trust me its here somewhere. NO type R flames please if these are a repost but I haven't seen em before and I like to be helpful!
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I liked the 205/70s on the 14 inch wheel. I have 15x8.5 wheels now and run 235/60/15s. They are 1 inch taller and about 2.5 inches wider than the stockers. The added weight of the wheel/tire package slows ya down, but it slices the curves better. Understeer is a thing of the past and oversteer (throttle induced) is obtainable and easily controlled.

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#5 Old Jul 17th, 2004, 07:58 PM
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My 1995 XE came with 195-75-14's. Today I purchased set of 205-70-14's. Same ride height. Feels much better in the rain, although I don't knwo if it is the tread pattern or the fractionally increased width.
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I have a 2000 Fronty 2wd and I put Michlen LT's 235/78/15 tires on it...

Actually the tires were left over from an old Bronco I had that died and I saved the tires after I junked her...

Since the tires were almost new, I wanted to use them, so I stuck them on my Fronty...

They do rub when the steering wheel is turned hard left or right all they way...

The rubbing is slight, but I can see the rub marks on the frame...

I have carried about 2000 lbs and the compression of the rear springs shows no indication of rubbing with that much weight...

These tires are too big and when they wear down I will probably replace them with a 215/78/15...

Another down side to the bigger size, is loss of power from my little 4 banger engine...I do more down shifting that previous, and tend to wind out to a little higher rpm before shifting...

5th gear at highway speed gives me enuf power to maintain speed on a slight uphill, but when it's time to pass, I have to downshift to 4th and sometimes 3ed just to get moving...

Good luck
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i run and enjoy 225/60/15
#8 Old Jul 24th, 2004, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by fatboypup
i run and enjoy 225/60/15
I think for the little 4 banger you have a better tire size...not as large in diameter as mine...the smaller tire handles the lower power better...

Visually, I like the look of a taller tire, eg the 78's rather than a 60...but if "costs" in performance...with a V6 it might not be as much of an issue...

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