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post #1 of 19 Old 01-14-2004, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

Hey,
I have a 2000 S10, with Tiger Paw 205-75-R15 tires.
I'm wanting to replace them with something
bigger- that doesnt look so puny.

What would be a good size that will fit on the standard 15" rims
without rubbing or causing problems?

Any reccomendations on Brand and size is appreciated.

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I went up one size 215-75-r15 but can't tell much of a difference, maybe try two sizes bigger. I think GM should have to reimburse us for those tiger paws, I had to replace them really early because I couldn't stand them.

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I wonder if a 255 65 15 would fit aiight?

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a 255 60 15 wont affect the speedometer, I just dont know if the stock LS rim can handle the extra two inches of width

any ideas gang?

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i put 235/60 on mine

i think its a good size, although it wouldnt hurt to have gone wider

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dropped 3/4, on cooper cobra radial g/t 235/60/15s
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i got a few compliments on my 235/75 michelins i had on my truck when it was stock.....they rubbed at full trun though.....even worse when i lowered the truck 3 inches

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Funny you should ask. I just put 245/60's on mine, and I love the way they look. No rub at full locked turn either. Pd $300 mounted and balanced for the set.


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I ran 225/70/15 on my stock 94 LS 4.3 5 speed with no problem. Tony (N20 NOMA) has said in one of his old posts he ran 255/60/15 on a stock 94, so I'm considering those to replace the "kitty paws" on my 03 LS 4.3 5 speed. Those tires are pathetic!
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Re: Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

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I ran 225/70/15 on my stock 94 LS 4.3 5 speed with no problem. Tony (N20 NOMA) has said in one of his old posts he ran 255/60/15 on a stock 94, so I'm considering those to replace the "kitty paws" on my 03 LS 4.3 5 speed. Those tires are pathetic!

I dunno about that. I run the 245's like I said, and they are really pretty wide. You can tell that the tire is way wider than what was planned. After looking at these, you would think 255 would be wayyy to wide. Tell us how that works.


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Re: Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

i got 215/65/15 on mine i wish i went a little wider but like them.
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Re: Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

Bottom of page:
http://www.geocities.com/return2sndr/calc.html
I use 275/60-15 rear and 235/60-14 front in the summer and 215/75-15 all the way around in the winter - with a 2/2 drop. The winter tires rub a little at full turn.

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Re: Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

On stock 15x7 wheels, you can run 225/60/15 in front and 255/60/15 out back...this combination is best for looks and the rear tires are almost exactly as tall as the stockers which means your speedo remains accurate. The only downside is that you wont be able to rotate your tires anymore. Also, the front tires are only about 1" smaller so it does not mess with your ABS. The rear size 255/60 is about as wide as you can go on a 7 inch rim. Some people have said the middle of their rear tires wore faster than the outsides. That did not happen to me or 2 of my friends running the same size.

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I dunno about that. I run the 245's like I said, and they are really pretty wide. You can tell that the tire is way wider than what was planned. After looking at these, you would think 255 would be wayyy to wide. Tell us how that works.
Hi Kirk,
I ran 225/70/15 tires with no problems. I can vouch for this size.
The 255/60/15 tire option was suggested by Tony (N20 NOMA, 98 SS ON NOS, and now NORCAL STI) who is the author of the 2 "sticky" threads at the top of this forum. I have not yet tried them, but if you read through his threads/postings, Tony says he has. And he seems to know what he's talking about. The 255/60/15 tires are the same height as the stock 205/75/15, just 2" wider. My concern with smaller tires, like the 245/60/15, is not just the speedo, etc., but also they just look lost in the wheel well at stock height. In regards to the rim width, all tire manufacturers list acceptable rim widths of 7 - 9" for the 255/60/15. (Some manufacturers even list the acceptable range as 6.5 - 10"). So, since they don't rub and the rim width is not an issue, I think I'll try them. . . when the snow melts!
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Re: Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

FYI the first three numbers in the tire size are the tread width in millimeters. So the difference between a 235 and a 255 is only 20 mm or less than 1 inch (1 inch= 25.4mm).

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255 60 15 FIT ALL around no probs on stock s10 rims ive done tons of them

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that had 255 60 15 rear

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Just to add my 2 cents...

I have 255/50R16 on all 4 of mine. Rear are fine. But the fronts rub at full turn.

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I heard going 255 on a 7 inch rim is not the wisest idea.
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255 60 15 fits on stock 7 inch rim fine

here is a 2000 s10 i did with 4/5 and 225 60 15 front and 255 60 15 rear
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Re: Help! 2000 S10 Tire Size

Anyone got a pic of the rear of their truck with the 255/60s? Just wondering what it looks like from the back.

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