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Old 12-03-2010, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just ordered some tires from Treadwright and one,does anyone have any feedback on their tires and two,will 235/75/15's fit ok on my factory zuk rims??
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I just ordered some tires from Treadwright and one,does anyone have any feedback on their tires and two,will 235/75/15's fit ok on my factory zuk rims??
No feedback on the tires, but you are good to go with the 235's on factory rims - just run about 20 lbs air in each and you will be fine...
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Thanks,I was thinking I would be but I wanted another opinion. I bought 4 agressive mud tires for $336 shipped! You cant beat that.I researched for 2 days on this company and could not find but one negative thing said and this guy got a full set sent to him for free!They have a 24,000 or 2 yr warranty so why not at least try them..... I called around and got some local prices on tires and the cheapest I could find in a mud lug was $675 so 1/2 price is worth a shot.Thanks for the info...
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Most tire manufacturers specify the proper rim width for their tires. Using the 235/75R15 BFG T/A KO (my tire) as an example, BFG calls for a 6-7 inch rim width. Stock rims are 5.5" wide, so you're only a half-inch undersize of the manufacturer-specified rim width. (I'm on 7" rims with this tire.) Treadwright may not publish this information so you may have to compare with other tire manufacturer's specifications for similar size tires. I easily found the data online.

With the larger tire, you might also consider slightly reducing the tire pressure from the Suzuki specification (20psi). I may experiment with 18 psi in my new 235's.
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guys i changed my tires to 255 60 15 (from stock 205 70 15)...
what would u recommend for the tire pressure?
the technician who installed my tires put in 35psi. he told me that this is the recommended pressure for the 255.
but i found it too bumpy on the road plus the grip is not so good (on highways).
the tires are Cooper Cobra's...
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... changed my tires to 255/60R15 (from stock 205/70R15)...
what would u recommend for the tire pressure? ... tires are Cooper Cobra's...
Suzuki lists 20 PSI (unladen) on the metal plate at the left of the dash for stock 205/75R15 tires. Stockers are about 8" wide, your tires about 10" -- that's 2 inches wider. Diameters are about the same at 27". I can see no reason for using much more than Suzuki-recommended pressures, and even some rationale for using somewhat less. You need an even footprint side-to-side across the tread, not arched in the middle or sagging at the sides. The tire technician may have given you bad advice. I easily found your tire specifications on the Cooper website. This might be a good time to ask the tire manufacturer for a credible recommendation based on the weight each wheel carries. My Zuk weights 2400 with me in it -- that's just 600 lbs per tire on average. In the meantime, start at 20 PSI, and adjust up/down in small steps, according to how the tire sits on the pavement. 255 is a wide tire, and you should probably be on 7-8" rims -- the Cooper approved rim width range is 7-9".

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Hi Merlin...your advise is really great!
i started with 25psi front and 30psi rear...i found it hard to steer...
so finally i changed to 28psi front and 30psi rear...
the ride is comfortable on highways, handling is good, and mileage is around 10kms/ liter.
thanks!
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