View Full Version : New tires for my van

05-18-2006, 09:24 PM
which of these would fit on a 16 x 7 inch rim


05-18-2006, 09:36 PM
I'm running 235/75/R15's on my 15x7 wheels now.

Where you don't have the sliding door to contend with, you could probably go to 245's easy. I couldn't fit the extra width because I needed the tire to fit reasonably inside the fender.

BFG makes a good tire, just be sure to get ones that are LT (light truck) rated...will help out if you carry anything heavy from time to time. I had a set of Uniroyals for about a year before I had two blowouts with them...now I'm back to BFG's :)

05-18-2006, 09:44 PM
thanks jim. Can u tell me what the different numbers mean

05-18-2006, 09:47 PM
The first three numbers are the width, second set is the sidewall height, and the last is the corresponding wheel diameter.

05-18-2006, 09:51 PM
i wouldnt go larger than a 255 on a 7" rim...

05-18-2006, 10:02 PM
so 255 is the width of the tire and the 75 is how much it sticks out from the rim

05-18-2006, 11:24 PM
first numbers are the width of the tire in millimeters, second set of numbers corresponds to the sidewall height which is a percentage of the width of the tire...say u have a 225/60/16 tire, that tire would be 225 mm wide, 60% (135mm) of 225mm height of the sidewall and last number is the rim size

05-19-2006, 03:12 AM
Regal hit it right on the head with the explanation..... and I've put 285x75R16's on stock 7" wide wheels, what size do you have on there now?

05-19-2006, 09:15 AM
ill look

05-19-2006, 03:25 PM
I have goodyear Wrangler LT265/75R16's right now

05-20-2006, 02:13 AM
I would stick with that size, if you wanna go a bit larger try a 285\75\16 .... If you can fit em maybe a 305\70\16 .... the 285's are just a little larger in heigth, the real difference is in the width