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« on: November 28, 2011, 11:26:42 AM »
Looking at replacing my the tires on my Eagle soon and have a question. 

Since the factory 195/75-15 arent available, the previous owner of mine put 205/75-15 tires on it. Looked at various tire size calculators and there seems to be a few that'll fit about like the original size. My question is what size tires are most you all using?



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Re: Tires
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 11:54:54 AM »
The sport models came with  205/65/R15 tires.  Some manufacturers still supply that size and that's what I've got on my Eagle.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 01:40:16 PM »
Same on 2 of mine , the 205/75/15 's.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 07:12:54 PM »
i have 215/75/15's on Eagle Eyes as for Survivor i'm not sure as i haven't replaced them yet.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 07:24:24 PM »
I have 215-75-15 BFG All Terrain's on mine.  They did rub when I turned and required trimming back the rocker panels about half an inch to get enough clearance.  When I bought it there were 215-75-15 Goodyear Wrangler RTS's on it and they did not rub, so there can be some variation on overall size even when the numbers are the same, naturally all terrain tires are more aggressive and run on the large size.  I think if I got 205-75 all terrains they would have fit without rubbing, and if they're a passenger car tread they would have even more clearance.

There's a bunch of options out there, it just depends on what you're looking for in a tire and what's available at the time.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 11:01:34 PM »
both my winter tires and summer tires are 205/75R/15's.

I've also had 215's on her and there is slight rubbing, but very little since I took the plastic fender skirts off.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 12:06:15 AM »
I use 235/75 R15 on all my Eagles. Its the stock Jeep Cherokee size. I retain the plastic fender flares, but I make modifications inside the wheelwell. You can trim the depth of the plastic, which starts off almost 4 inches deep, to about an inch without making any external or obvious changes to the appearence of the vehicle. They look rather sharp with the larger size, especially with fresh springs to return it to original height. No lift is necessary to make an Eagle look capable.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 11:20:40 AM »
I've been running 205/75-15 tires, the speedometer is very close, and there's no hydroplaning. They're also a common, easy to find, and inexpensive size. It's the smallest my winter tires come in I think. It was the least variation in diameter I found.

Check this tire size calculator to see the differences. Use 195/75-15 as the base since it's what the speedometer is set up for.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 11:53:35 AM »
Check this tire size calculator to see the differences. Use 195/75-15 as the base since it's what the speedometer is set up for.

The tire calculator doesn't work for me, could someone please compare my 205/65-15 tires to the 195/75-15 tires and tell me what effect it has on my speedometer readings?

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Re: Tires
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 12:09:21 PM »
Check this tire size calculator to see the differences. Use 195/75-15 as the base since it's what the speedometer is set up for.

The tire calculator doesn't work for me, could someone please compare my 205/65-15 tires to the 195/75-15 tires and tell me what effect it has on my speedometer readings?

The 195/75-15's are 26.5" in diameter and the 205/65-15's are 25.5" in diameter. Speedometer reading is reading 3.9% too fast. So when your speedo reads 60, you're actually doing 57.7 MPH
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Re: Tires
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 12:31:30 PM »
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Re: Tires
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 01:45:49 PM »
Thanks everyone for the replies on this. Based upon your alls recommendations and what I see via the tire size calculators, I'm going to either stick with 205/75-15 or a 215/70-15. The 215/70-15 is taller than the 195/75 but shorter than the 205/75. I'll be looking for something more agressive than a standard all season. Will update when I find what Im looking for.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 12:21:36 PM »
i have an sx4 sport. the po of my car put 245/60s on mine.  It never had any rubbing issues but the tire looks a little small.  they look fat from the front though. im in the market for new rubber as well.  i think im going to go with 225/70/15 and do a little cutting if i have to. 

 

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