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Old 03-30-2008, 09:52 PM
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Crown vic rims on an areostar, i like.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:13 AM
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will 225 wide tires fit an aero? i got a brand new set on my van, but when they wear out i wanna get some 16" rims. i'm lookin at 225/55-16 for replacements in the same diamter. the stockers fill the wheelhouse well enough, but i want wider tread and smaller sidewall. 225/55-16 is only .2" smaller than the 215/70-14's and obviously 10mm wider.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:29 AM
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In theory, those measurements would indicate the bigger tire should fit. But in practice, the lower profile tires are usually more square than the higher profile tires. That's one way they have more tread on the ground. It's the corners of the more square profile that stick further out than the rounder profiles, and will be the parts that interfere, if they are going to. So there is a greater chance of interference with the lower profile tires that otherwise have similar ODs and widths.

My calculations show that a 225/60/16 size should be just about the same OD as stock, and will probably fit without interference because of its more rounded profile.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:39 AM
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i used the miata net calc for it (i'm on a laptop with no side numbers for calc...it sucks) thats where i got the numbers from. i know its the same od, just dont know how much space there is on the back size for wider tires. notably, the fronts would be the problem for rubbing. thats why i asked.
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tires?

i have a Ford Aerostar xlt 4.0 4x4 i'm looking into putting on 235/17/15 tires on will they fit?
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i have a Ford Aerostar xlt 4.0 4x4 i'm looking into putting on 235/17/15 tires on will they fit?
Just curious why you want to put on such a thin tire? That is going to make the ride very rough.
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lol my bad 235/75/15.
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lol my bad 235/75/15.
Eh, I think you would do alot of rubbing on the front suspension with such big tires. I run 215/65-R15's and if I get a little snow in the front wheel wells the tires will rub on turns, so there is not that much clearence up there. Especially with 75's instead of 65s.

This thread has a good conversion map to keep the overall size roughly the same as the original.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...e-options.html

The 215/65-R15's that I am running are wider than original (but I am running 15x7's instead of 14x6-1/2) and give the Areo better traction, and more of a truck look.
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tires

what about a 2000 jeep wrangler 225/75/15 tires? i just found them they are in great shape, at an awesome price.



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what about a 2000 jeep wrangler 225/75/15 tires? i just found them they are in great shape, at an awesome price.


with rims...
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Excuse the thread from the dead.

On a previous AeroStar, a dozen or so yrs ago , I was motavated to have rear tires with more teeth ( ie mild off road capable ) . I went with somthing like a 205/75-14 IIRC.

Recently for the wife , after a string of Grand Cherokees , we went back to a '97 AeroStar (2wd) . The first thing she said is "I want tires like we had on the last one " .

But it seems that in the years inbetween 14in tires have slipped farther into obselence.

Are there any quasi All Terian tire still mfg in 14in ?

If I go to 15in rims what size tire will fit on rear ? I know 235s have better selection of what I want , but will it fit ? And then the effective gearing issue with a 3.0 .

On a 2wd I am open to the concept of different sizes front and rear.
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Once you step into the world of 15" tires, your options improve dramatically.

I am running 1996 Explorer rims. A good recommended tire size is 215/65R15. The tires I selected have a less aggressive pattern, I got sick of tire noise, so I when with Uniroyal Tigerpaw. They still handled the weight much better than the old 14" LT rated tires I had, and a smoother quieter ride.
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Tire calculations

I see some recent replys on this old thread, so maybe I can throw in .02 on the tire subject
My recently acquired 93 4.0/3.25 has the 205/75/14 on it now, new Michelins. OEM sticker was 215/75/14. Elder inlaws needed tires for trip so the 215's were not available at the time.
I have a 93 Bronco and have done the PSOM thing several times (2). Have also actually measured 4 different sizes of tires for actual roll-out at different pressures. Bridgestone 32/11.50/15 & 31/10.50/15 and Michelin 225/60/16 & 235/60/16 and found that none of them actually measure what the size calculations say for diameter. They were all at least 1/2 " shorter than specs which changes any stated "constant" (revs per mile) for the PSOM. For the most accuracy, I used the actual measurements which gave the correct constant for the PSOM. I dont care what tire mfg's say, the calculations for a circle, diameter/radius/circumference, have been the same for many years.
Tire pressure does not make any significant difference in tire rollout, the tread may fold, bend, flex, but does not stretch or shrink to any significant degree. The sidewall may do all kinds of crazy things, but will never do more or less than the tread physical charastics allow it to do.
The 32/11.50/15 bridgestones did not change more than 1/4" from 50 psi down to 15 psi where significant sidewall flex touched the sidewall on the pavement. I have the actual measurements that I posted on a T-bird site once.
Whattdaya bet we hear the "rolling radius" argument

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I bought a set of rims off a 99 Explorer, and bought two new Falken 215 65R 15's, and put them on the back. Lasted 40K, though traction on anything other than pavement was terrible. Here's a pic of it then, in better looking days.

The Explorer didn't have any center caps, and they're not common, so I got a set from the alloy Explorer rims, and the collared lug nuts. Looked kinda good on there, like they were floating. I've set them aside, in case I find a decent extended Aero and have $$ at the same time.
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