Tires and Wheels What skins are you rollin' around on? Discuss wrapping your rims in here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Tire Suggestions

  #1  
Old 07-31-2016, 03:37 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 5
Dune_Runner is on a distinguished road
Default Tire Suggestions

Hi guys, I have a 2001 Blazer 4 door LT that needs new tires. The tires it has on right now are 235/70/R15. And I was recently given a set of tires that are 265/75/R16, that came off of a Suburban. Would it take a lot of work to get the 265 tires on the Blazer without rubbing? I imagine I need a lift and wheels that are 16x7, but I don't know if that would be worth it. What would you suggest? Get 235/70/R15 replacements? Or try to get the set of 265/75/R16 to fit? Thanks in advance.
 
  #2  
Old 07-31-2016, 05:26 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: North GA, USA
Posts: 325
Racer_X is on a distinguished road
Default

Originally Posted by Dune_Runner View Post
Would it take a lot of work to get the 265 tires on the Blazer without rubbing?
The short answer to that question is YES.

Those "Free" tires are 30.5 to 31.0 inches in diameter, compared to the stock 28 inch diameter. They are also about 1.25" wider, and they really need a wider wheel.

The "Free" tires you have will need wheels. 16x8 would be better than 16x7, but adds more challenge for clearance. And you'll need a lift kit of some kind.
Originally Posted by Dune_Runner View Post
What would you suggest? Get 235/70/R15 replacements? Or try to get the set of 265/75/R16 to fit? Thanks in advance.
What I would do is sell the "free tires" on Craigslist, and use the money from that to get some tires that are easily installed.

I'm lazy, though, and I already have two vehicles with high clearance all terrain (or outright mud) tires, big lifts, 4wd with locking center diffs and limited slip front and rear diffs. Those are my serious off road machines.

My Oldsmoblazer isn't for serious off roading, it's for highway driving and a few well maintained gravel roads and driveways.

If you go with the big tires, don't forget the speedometer/odometer issue. Your actual speed with those wheels/tires will be about 10% faster than what's shown on the speedometer. Officer friendly might not approve of you "doing the speed limit" by your speedometer.
 

Last edited by Racer_X; 07-31-2016 at 05:30 PM.
  #3  
Old 07-31-2016, 11:44 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 5
Dune_Runner is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the suggestion Racer_X
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CoffeeAddict
Tires and Wheels
12
05-03-2013 10:03 PM
PostRelease
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
0
10-08-2010 03:01 PM
butters
General Chat
3
05-15-2009 08:06 PM
Ash
General Chat
6
09-18-2008 04:03 PM
Blazertrish66
Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain
6
04-29-2008 07:54 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Tire Suggestions


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.