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Old 04-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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I've got to get rid of the foreign made tires on our cruiser. I've thouught about the Michelin ribs (235/85/16) but wondered about the clearance between the tires. I now have 235/80/16 now.

I may have to go with the goodyear 614 tires in a smaller size. But i did see that they have a better load range.

Any ideas or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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See here. Looks like the 85's will be .9" larger in diameter, so tires ~1" closer together. Make sure of fender clearance as well. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Don't rule out the BFG Commercial LT tires in that size. Several of us have them with good results.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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I have the BFG and I've made a 3,000 mile trip with them. They did smooth out the bumps and I don;t know if it was the tires or not but I did a good bit better on gas milage both ways .
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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Got the new tires ordered and got them put on this week. Got the bfg 614 rst. Plenty of room between tires. Looks like they're going to work great. Thanks
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #8
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Oops, I meant Goodyear.
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Have you checked to make sure they are made in Us?

http://constructionmisc.tpub.com/TM-...-200-14_38.htm
http://www.tirelitigation.com/html/tirecodelist.html




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Old 04-23-2012, 12:33 AM   #10
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I looked at them yesterday and they were stamped made in the USA.
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