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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Size That Won't Rub

So I picked up a set of American Eagle 1937-8701 Rims (They are 17x7) and I was wondering if 215/55R17 will fit without any rubbing issues. Many people go for a 205, but I like to have a little bit of meat on my tire (and 215s are actually cheaper than the 205s from what I have seen on Tire Rack).

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shouldn't be a problem. ive got 225/40ZR18

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It looks like you're on an FE5 suspension, which isn't that much lower than stock for an LT, so rubbing probably won't be an issue with 215/55R17 tires, but they will throw off your speedo pretty badly. For reference, stock tires on the LS/LT models is 195/60/15 or 205/55R16 depending on if you had steelies or alloy wheels.

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