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Old 07-05-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
Tom Levigne
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Tire size advice needed please? (1988 Bronco II )

I have a 1988 Ford Bronco II.

Original tires are worn out.

I have 4 very good tires size 245-70-15. They seem a little bit too big
though.

Can these be safely mounted on my original 15 inch Bronco II steel wheels?

Or should I just buy original size new 215-75-15 tires?

thanks


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Old 07-05-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tire size advice needed please? (1988 Bronco II )

On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 23:17:13 GMT, "Tom Levigne" <toml37@excite.com>
wrote:

>I have a 1988 Ford Bronco II.
>
>Original tires are worn out.
>
>I have 4 very good tires size 245-70-15. They seem a little bit too big
>though.
>
>Can these be safely mounted on my original 15 inch Bronco II steel wheels?
>
>Or should I just buy original size new 215-75-15 tires?
>
>thanks


215-75-15:

Sidewall - 161.2mm
Radius - 351.8mm
Diameter - 703.5mm
Circumference - 2210.1mm
Revs/km - 452.0

245-70-15:

Sidewall - 171.5mm
Radius - 362.0 mm
Diameter - 724.0mm
Circumference - 2274.5mm
Revs/km - 440.0

Not a whole lot of difference in size.. Speedo will be a tad off
tho... The 245s are roughly an inch larger in diameter, and 2.5
inches larger in circumference. Should fit ok.



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Old 07-06-2005, 00:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tire size advice needed please? (1988 Bronco II )

Wow, thanks for this info Other Kevin!
TL



"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net> wrote in
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> On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 23:17:13 GMT, "Tom Levigne" <toml37@excite.com>
> wrote:
>
>>I have a 1988 Ford Bronco II.
>>
>>Original tires are worn out.
>>
>>I have 4 very good tires size 245-70-15. They seem a little bit too big
>>though.
>>
>>Can these be safely mounted on my original 15 inch Bronco II steel wheels?
>>
>>Or should I just buy original size new 215-75-15 tires?
>>
>>thanks

>
> 215-75-15:
>
> Sidewall - 161.2mm
> Radius - 351.8mm
> Diameter - 703.5mm
> Circumference - 2210.1mm
> Revs/km - 452.0
>
> 245-70-15:
>
> Sidewall - 171.5mm
> Radius - 362.0 mm
> Diameter - 724.0mm
> Circumference - 2274.5mm
> Revs/km - 440.0
>
> Not a whole lot of difference in size.. Speedo will be a tad off
> tho... The 245s are roughly an inch larger in diameter, and 2.5
> inches larger in circumference. Should fit ok.
>
>
>



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Old 07-06-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tire size advice needed please? (1988 Bronco II )

"Tom Levigne" wrote:
>I have a 1988 Ford Bronco II.
>
>Original tires are worn out.
>
>I have 4 very good tires size 245-70-15. They seem a little bit too
>big
>though.
>
>Can these be safely mounted on my original 15 inch Bronco II steel
>wheels?
>
>Or should I just buy original size new 215-75-15 tires?
>
>thanks


They might wear a bit quicker in the center of tread verses the edges
but they will work. They will slow the vehical down some though
because of the increased tire diameter and increased rolling
resistance from wider tires.

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Old 07-06-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Re: Tire size advice needed please? (1988 Bronco II )

"Tom Levigne" wrote:
>Wow, thanks for this info Other Kevin!
>TL
>
>
>
>"The OTHER Kevin in San Diego" <skiddz "AT" adelphia "DOT" net>
>wrote in
>message news:ochmc19ea2ta9cvpf0cvdhhs9nh62qbpht@4ax.com...
>> On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 23:17:13 GMT, "Tom Levigne"

><toml37@excite.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>I have a 1988 Ford Bronco II.
>>>
>>>Original tires are worn out.
>>>
>>>I have 4 very good tires size 245-70-15. They seem a little

>bit too big
>>>though.
>>>
>>>Can these be safely mounted on my original 15 inch Bronco II

>steel wheels?
>>>
>>>Or should I just buy original size new 215-75-15 tires?
>>>
>>>thanks

>>
>> 215-75-15:
>>
>> Sidewall - 161.2mm
>> Radius - 351.8mm
>> Diameter - 703.5mm
>> Circumference - 2210.1mm
>> Revs/km - 452.0
>>
>> 245-70-15:
>>
>> Sidewall - 171.5mm
>> Radius - 362.0 mm
>> Diameter - 724.0mm
>> Circumference - 2274.5mm
>> Revs/km - 440.0
>>
>> Not a whole lot of difference in size.. Speedo will be a tad off
>> tho... The 245s are roughly an inch larger in diameter, and 2.5
>> inches larger in circumference. Should fit ok.
>>
>>
>>


Also remember that actual tire size will vary with brand and they may
still wear funny and a narrow rim and may have a few handling quirks
on your broncos front end design together with its short wheel base.

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