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Old 05-18-2008, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forum seems like great folks here.

We have just bought a 1996 suzuki sidekick sport 4x4 4 door 1.8L as a first vehicle for my 18 year old son. It has 16" rims. I want to replace all 4 tires and found some used nearby for a steal but they are LT265/75/R16. Will these tires fit without rubbing? Any issues that I should be aware of? This will be a short trip vehicle with limited off road.
I had a stock suzuki samurai at his age then moved onto a jeep yj which I rebuilt so some mods wouldn't be out of the question just not at this time if possible.

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Old 05-18-2008, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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NO you should know you drive a jeep and they can only have 31's stock ( at least a TJ) how can you expect them to fit a kick and 265/75/16 are even bigger than 31's.




these are 215/75/15 you might be able to get away with 235/75/15 but i don't know how much bigger you can go with 16's

Cooper HT tires

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Nice lookin truck, 95.

This question seems to pop up every few days and I dont think I've seen a clear straightforward answer on what will for WITH and WITHOUT rubbing. SO, I want to see if I can set this straight once and for all. For reference, I'm talking about a stock 1995 Tracker, 4WD, 3Auto, 16v.

P205/75R15- Stock, NO RUB
P215/75R15- Seems to fit by 95Trackers pic. No Rub?
P225/75R15- ???
P235/75R15- ???
30x 9.5x 15- ???
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I think 215/75/16 is the biggest you can go without trimming fenders

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i wished it still looked that good I hit a deer and dented the driver quarter and took some of the grill out.

different tires in this pic still 215/75/15 goodyear RT/S same tire it rolled off the dealership with. got 72000 miles out of first set. second set is with the cooper HT, crappy on road handling and rougher ride than the goodyears but got 92000 miles out of them and were still good when I took then off but the were on the car for 8 years so the rear tires had leaks. and this is the third set got put on in aug last year. moral of the story tires last a long time on these cars

no rub with 215/75/15

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Old 05-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had originally been told that the sidekick had 15" rims and have a set of 15" tires to replace the worn out ones on the sidekick but when I picked it up on Friday it had 16" rims. Now I am scrambling to get it on the road.

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Old 05-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Curious rim size, are they 16's on the newer rigs? I have 215/75/15 and no clearance issues at all. I know you can go bigger but by how much. I will try to fit 30's stock, if not I'll put on the 3" body lift. Will post up when done but it'll be next month...
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235/75 r15's are the largest you can go on a 89-95 tracker, and not get ANY rubbing in max flex.
See my thread "great deal on tires, thought I should share"

235's are about 29.75" tall...
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