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.
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?
30x 9.5x 15- ???
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
Last edited by 95 Tracker; 05-18-2008 at 09:21 PM.
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.
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...
I think 215/75/16 is the biggest you can go without trimming fenders
Hey I have a quick question, bumping here to prevent opening another thread.
I don't want taller tires, but I found a nice set of 16" rims I might buy on payday. Problem is that they are 10 inches wide. Can I fit a 265mm tire on there? Keeping the same height. I'm thinking 265/50R16 if I can find tires. Will width be a problem for me?
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