Tyre size for a 15" x 7" rim on a JX westy...

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Tyre size for a 15" x 7" rim on a JX westy...

Postby volks_womble » 11 Mar 2017, 13:16

I am looking to try and narrow down the best size tyre to fit into a 15x7" rim...

The van is a westy with an OKish 1.6TD JX engine, so I don't want to raise the gearing or loose any top speed particularly.

From what I read, standard size on carat alloys is 205/70R14.

The closest size in the recommended ranges for a 7" rim is 205/65R15, but it doesn't seem quite right to me to put the same width tyre on a 25mm wider rim...

Other available close matches are:
215/60R15 which comes out slightly under size (~4mm)
225/60R15 which is slightly over (~8mm)

Can anyone comment on running 225s, or are these margins too small to make significant difference?

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Re: Tyre size for a 15" x 7" rim on a JX westy...

Postby kevtherev » 27 Mar 2017, 21:22

Too small to make much difference
Go with the 225
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