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Old 02-07-2007, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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guys, ask ko lang, what's the max tire size for our carry vans? hopefully it could be able to accomodate an r14 tire. hehehe.
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Hi, i am planing on putting 14inch wheels on my 95 super carry. 185/55/14 tyres are the same rolling circumference give or take 6-8 mm. The problem i am having is finding some wheels with the correct PCD and offset. Plus i may have to add some width to the wheels arches as these tyre will have to go on a 5 1/2inch rim.
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Hi, i am planing on putting 14inch wheels on my 95 super carry. 185/55/14 tyres are the same rolling circumference give or take 6-8 mm. The problem i am having is finding some wheels with the correct PCD and offset. Plus i may have to add some width to the wheels arches as these tyre will have to go on a 5 1/2inch rim.
sir if i may ask to have those pics posted so i could do it to my carry too. thanks!
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I have just moved house so am busy sorting out my workshop. As soon as i get started on the van i will post some pics of the progress. I am still trying to source some 14inch rims to fit but i have a lead to follow up on tomorrow. will keep you updated.
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related to tire size, i noticed some carry have their wheel wells rounded in front unlike some which have like an arc starting from the front then abruptly goes in a straight cut at a 45degree angle down. do we need to trim this and make the wheel well rounder to accomodate bigger tires? is size 15 rims with low profile tires going too far?
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the problem is not in the arches bro. its in the "tire well" or the allotted room suzuki manufacturers made for the front tire to play when turning full left or full right. definitely it will not carry wide and tall tires, only size 13 is able to play within the front. i wonder if size 14 fits in the rear part of the van...
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I am a motor mechanic and tyre fitter. I have no problem with cutting and rewelding wheel arches and as my van has a spot of tin worm. Plus i enjoy the challenge of the plans i have for my carry. There is a way of finding tyre sizes to fit your vans try using this tyre size calculator.

Tire size calculator

for example if you have 155/80/12 it works out pretty much the same as a 165/60/14

I will be using 185/55/14 if i can find the wheels to fit. I am having a hard time finding them.
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Check one of the thread here that shows the pimp my ride first episode where they transform a Daihatsu Van.

You can watch the whole show and they even put a size 17 tire on that van.
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I am a motor mechanic and tyre fitter. I have no problem with cutting and rewelding wheel arches and as my van has a spot of tin worm. Plus i enjoy the challenge of the plans i have for my carry. There is a way of finding tyre sizes to fit your vans try using this tyre size calculator.

Tire size calculator

for example if you have 155/80/12 it works out pretty much the same as a 165/60/14

I will be using 185/55/14 if i can find the wheels to fit. I am having a hard time finding them.
bro i'm having a hard time using the tire calculator. could you help me use it? - i'm trying to check whats the max tire size from our stock tires.
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mono hit it right on the dot! so mono, are you saying we only need to be concerned with the total diameter of our tires so as not to scrape the sheet metal when we bottom our struts?

i guess for really wide tires, we need a rim that's really offset far out to accomodate the tires. will steering be a problem with a 195 or 205?

another thing is i get a warning beeper when i my speedo reads 90khp. can we cheat this beeper with tire size. so that we're actually running 120 while it still reads 85kph? do you guys have this beeping sound too?
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