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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-03, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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What is the widest tyre i can fit on a 6 inch wide 12 slot rim?
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Re: 12 Slotters

I had 215 x 60 series tyres on a 15 x 6 rim and they worked well. I've also had 245 x 50 series on a 7" wide rim and found these were good also.

Check with your nearest tyre place. Just remember the different tyre width and profile does change the rolling hight of the tyre, therefore putting out the speedo and may buy you a ticket to the policemans ball!
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Re: 12 Slotters

I'm guessing you mean 14X6" rim?

The best you'll get safely is a 225. A 235 might fit but it'll be very sucked in and potentially dangerous.

12 slotters can be widened quite cheaply. Speak to your local mag joint. Cost me $75 for two to be widened to 14X7" a couple of years back. I've since found the place overcharges a bit, but who knows, they might have done me a good deal that time.

A 14X7" rim will take a 245, *possibly* a 255 and 14X8" will handle up to a 275.

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Re: 12 Slotters

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I'm guessing you mean 14X6" rim?

The best you'll get safely is a 225. A 235 might fit but it'll be very sucked in and potentially dangerous.

12 slotters can be widened quite cheaply. Speak to your local mag joint. Cost me $75 for two to be widened to 14X7" a couple of years back. I've since found the place overcharges a bit, but who knows, they might have done me a good deal that time.

A 14X7" rim will take a 245, *possibly* a 255 and 14X8" will handle up to a 275.
235s will fit on 6 inch rims but they wear out in the middle and I'm pretty sure that they are outside the recommended fitment range.
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Re: 12 Slotters

we got 275 on the back of the xy which has 15x7 globes
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