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I’ve looked and can’t find what I’m looking for. I have a 84 2WD that is stock ride height and will stay that way. I have a set of swirl wheels, 15x7. What size tire would help fill up the wheel well better than stock. Truck only has 89,000 and will just be used as a go getter. Thanks
 

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Just experience here, with stock ride height vehicles, no claim to authority. Refer to the info referenced above. You ask about 15x7"; I have a set of 2wd GMC factory 15x7's with 235-70 R15's that fit nice, and the stock ride height is good still, I like them, though they are wider than stock. I also have a set of factory steel 15x7's with 235-75 R15's and those fit good and would look good to some of us, but not stock and the height is altered, jacked up a bit. The vehicle I'm talking about is an '85 S15 2wd all stock. My favorite stock looking wheel is a 15x6" steel with 205-75-R15 tires, fits good, looks good, handles good, looks factory mostly. However I would not put a 205 onto a 7" rim, myself.
 

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Just experience here, with stock ride height vehicles, no claim to authority. Refer to the info referenced above. You ask about 15x7"; I have a set of 2wd GMC factory 15x7's with 235-70 R15's that fit nice, and the stock ride height is good still, I like them, though they are wider than stock. I also have a set of factory steel 15x7's with 235-75 R15's and those fit good and would look good to some of us, but not stock and the height is altered, jacked up a bit. The vehicle I'm talking about is an '85 S15 2wd all stock. My favorite stock looking wheel is a 15x6" steel with 205-75-R15 tires, fits good, looks good, handles good, looks factory mostly. However I would not put a 205 onto a 7" rim, myself.
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The 215-65-15 size would match the 205-75-14 diameter of 26 inches so no speedometer recalibration needed. It would add about one inch in tread width and fits a 7-inch wheel very well. This size was optional on some S-10's in the late 80's and still has good availability.
 

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tiresize.com is a big help for the differences in changes, but not a lot of help if it will actually fit. You can actually look at the tires sizes side by side. I used the wheel offset caculator, under the more size tools to pick out my wheels and tires. I'm using 17x7's up front with 245 40R17 & 17x9.5's in the rear with 285 40R17 and my truck is a stock w/ZQ8.
 

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15x7 swirls had 205/75r15 from the factory, those are 27.1" tall. Not sure how much taller you can go without rubbing but I'm sure you could go at least an inch taller or so.
 

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I’m running 235/75/15 on 15x7 +0 stock Ride height. I rub a bit but have hammered out the fender wells and it helped a bit. I need a sledge and to hammer more or 2 inch lift and no more hammering. Will rub hard at full lock on the sway bar up front but I avoid full lock. Fender wells rub a bit at 1.5-2 turns of the steering wheel which I need to hammer harder to resolve I think.

if you want to fit with similar size go no bigger than a 70 series sidewall

I like the rub. Let’s me know I went big enough
 
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