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Old 10-07-2012, 04:52 PM
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Hi all,

Newbie here.
Just got rejected for my state inspection due to tires.
I have a 2002 4x4 4door LS, I thought/know the tire size is 235/70/15, but everytime I search for tires by car make, it always comes up with a tire size of 235/75/15. Why is that???
Does it matter, do 75's cost more than 70's?

Any suggestions for tires? - 90% Daily driver, need decent snow traction (New England), no off foad, but occasional sand/beach and dirt roads.
Was looking at General Grabber HTS and Yoko Geolandar HTS.

Any info is greatly appreciated!
Thanks!!!
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:58 PM
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It doesnt realy matter,I have 205 60 15`s on mine.I think the reason for the 235`s is because you have a 4wd vehichle and it gives its higher ground clearance underneith.I have seen people with 22`s on them which looks crappy as heck.If you dont need the clearance you can put 225.75 15`s on it.I just happen to have a set of almost brand new 205s and it needed tires so thats what I put on it.
 

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You can be rejected for wrong tire size
 
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Ok.
I got rejected because they were too worn...which they were, also for a loose idle rod, and for the high-mount brake light not working

Any suggestions on a decent set of tires? Right now I'm leaning towards the Yoko Geolanders.

Thanks!
 
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:28 AM
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Auh I didnt read the part that you have safety inspections other wise I would have given you a different answer.I didnt know that would would so picky that they would reject your vehicle over the wrong tire size.We dont have any inspections here in Michigan where I live thats why I said earlier it doesnt matter sorry about that.As far as know the middle # on the tire rating has to do with width the 1st # is height.Factory size is 235-/75/R15 so cuse of your states inspection you have to have oem tire size.I dont know much about brands of tires but good luck with whatever you choose.
 

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i like bfg or goodyear, but good luck with everything
 
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I've had really good experiences with Cooper tires. Really long tread life in heavy duty conditions (60,000 miles on a Ford Superduty truck that pulls a 16,000lb trailer 1500 miles once a month), and great traction in everything from sand to mud to snow and ice. I have Cooper Zeon LTZ on my Durango and they're awesome. 15,000 miles and they still look almost new. I also liked the BFG AT's I had on my Blazer.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check out some Coopers.

Looks like I'm gonna have to pay for another inspection, since I'm poor and still can't afford tires, but I did get my idle rod fixed.

Thanks again!!!
 
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As to brand, the Firestone Destination A/T is a superb tire for dry, wet, snow, mud, dirt, and ice.


I wonder what the largest size tire one can use on a regular, non-lift, or non-monster; 1999, 2dr., 4x4 Blazer?
 
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30/9.5/15
 
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