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Old 11-24-2007, 10:52 AM
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Question Will these tires fit without rubbing?

Hi, guys. Normally I just "lurk" all your posts to find answers, but on this occasion I need to say yes or no to a potential deal pretty quickly. If anybody could help me with this info I'd appreciate it greatly.

I've got a 1982 300SD, stock tires and wheels. It has Dunlops all around, P195/70-R14, 5 lug. They are getting down to less than a nickel thickness in tread, so I'm about ready to spring for more tires.

I like Discount Tire for new, retail tires. It's going to run around 500 bucks for any of their really good ones. I was about ready to bite the bullet when I came across a deal from a private seller. Used tires, on rims, decent tread. They came off a 1976 450 SEL, and the size is P215/70 R14, 5 lug.

I did look at the tire size calculator on this site, but it doesn't address additional thickness. My tiny mind tells me that these tires are roughly 3/4" wider than stock.

I'd appreciate input from someone more knowledgeable than me as to whether these will fit without rubbing, and function correctly. I probably have to say yes or no to the deal today or they will "evaporate". Anyway, if somebody could enlighten me, that would be swell. Thanks, Steve.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:21 AM
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I think several folks are running 205/70s but I am not sure about 215s. I am running 225/50s on my lowered 123 autocrosser and they don't rub though.

Tom W
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual. It still needs upholstery redone...I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:52 AM
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thanks for your input. Sounds like the size might not be an issue, but I just learned that these are Firestone (you know, exploding) tires. I may still buy the set for the rims, but even a difference of hundreds of dollars becomes irrelevant if you are sitting on a bomb. Anyway, thanks and have a good one.
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