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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 11:19:18 PM »
Memory check please. I seem to recall Eagles as having 60 series tires when they came out instead of 65s. After 30 years & a memory that lies to me ( A LOT ). I was wanting to check. Think the original choices were 78s ( don't think they even make them now, replaced by 75s ) & 60s.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010, 01:56:08 AM »
You sure the genius wasn't thinking Mitsu-Eagle? They are front drive.

Yeah, the first question was "Eagle Talon?".... *sigh* I get so tired of hearing that. He was "sure" that he knew he was right about the AMC Eagle though...

The front is wider set thanthe back for stability on eagles

So... just like most other 4x4's... but you don't have to do that right? You can use the exact same rim all the way around, correct? I remember the offset on my Blazer was retarded... I mean, if you looked at it at the right angle - you could clearly see that the front wheels stuck out further than the rear. I hated that.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2010, 01:44:23 PM »
Did he mean the front wheels have a different offset from the rear?
I have rotated front to rear and vice versa, and I'm sure most others have, too.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 04:16:45 PM »
Yeah thatsd what he said... Ive always swaped wheels all over and never worried about it either.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 07:56:58 PM »
Front or rear from the factory are the same.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2010, 08:20:47 PM »
Front or rear from the factory are the same.

Thats what I thought about the wheels as well. Thanks for all the extra info guys! So when the next tire guy argues with me... I can tell him to zip it and give me the same wheels all around. Thanks... I just wanted to confirm before I started waving my finger around like a know-it-all, LOL!
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2010, 08:26:26 PM »
Jurjen found this handy tire calculator to help with your decision making.

http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp?action=submit&reset=yes

Thats a nice tire calculator....I'll have to bookmark that as it's very nice. I have long kept the Miata link that's also worked well over the years handy. They have a visual with theirs as well, along with much of the same comparison data, so both are well worth having handy. Here's the link to that if anyone is interested:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2010, 04:17:41 PM »
Just tried to put Eagle 15 inchers on my Gremlin, the front wheels won't clear the Gremlin disk brakes.  I'm using Fords on the front and Chyslers on the rear to fit 15s on my Gremlin now.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2010, 02:00:58 AM »
Are the Eagles rims 6 inches wide? If so I could use these on my studebaker too!!

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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2010, 03:07:24 PM »
If my memory isn't lying again, they are.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2010, 07:33:35 PM »
Yes, the stock steel wheels are 6"
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2010, 06:34:13 AM »
So... the 235/70R15's are just a hair over 5% larger... do you think they would work? or do you think my best bet for max width would be to just stick with the 235/65R15's?

I had the 235/75R15's and they are WAY too big... can't turn at all... and that's without the trim. Granted... the springs are 25yrs old and the shocks aren't the best... but still.

I'm wondering if the 235/75R15's would fit with the 3" lift I got and havent installed yet. That doesn't include the new springs I bought for the car as well.

I just want the widest tire I can find without rubbing.
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2010, 06:55:14 AM »
Im deff leaning toward the 235/70/15's... you think the 245/70/15's would be ok?

I can handle slight rubbing on heavy cornering... but once I get that lift I wouldn't think either would rub, Even still, I can handle a small amount of rubbing to give the car a beefier look.

I hate how the wheels are so skinny on Eagles... and they sit in so far from the body... especially with the wheel flares.. it just looks funny especially on the wagons.

Im leaning toward spacers on the back at this point to make the stick out a bit futher. How big is the biggest spacer? lol An inch would be perfect along with the 235/7015's....

opinions?
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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2011, 10:07:24 AM »
I've checked through most of the posts, and really couldn't find the exact answer I'm looking for, so I decided to just post the question:  I'm looking to buy a 1984 Eagle and would like to put on some Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires.  The problem is, the smallest size they come in is 30x9.5R15.  How much modification would it take to run this size tire?  I plan on buying new shocks and springs right away and hope this will give it enough natural lift to fit them, just not sure if it will be enough. Any and all answers will be helpful and much appredicated!!!

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Re: Tire Calculator
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2011, 05:59:28 AM »


               HI     Welcome to the nest and thank you for bringing up this post  this is grate ......AS for as mods to suspension I think you can raise an eagle 2" after that you have to start changing parts...Maverick or one of the
outhers can help you with that............Don