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greg_foulks
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« on: December 23, 2003, 09:42:38 AM »

So I am in the market for new tires. I'm sure some of you have already gone through the process and I was just wondering what your experiences have been.

What is the largest tire we can put on our teks? I'm also looking for a tire with great traction in the snow and for light off road work when towing my camper to remote campsites. Not too concerned about road noise as long as the tire has good bite.

Thanks for your feedback.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2003, 06:27:33 PM »

How many miles did the tires last?
 
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2003, 07:13:24 AM »

I have about 65K on them right now. I could go a bit more... It's just that I want to get new ones before we get any real amount of snow.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2003, 09:11:48 AM »

If you move up to 17"

GOODYEAR FORTERA'S,,,, hands down for all around
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2003, 09:40:31 AM »

If I go up to 17's will I need to change the rims? what about the speedometer, will it need to be calibrated?
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2003, 09:43:26 AM »

according to Goodyear's website my Tek won't take anything but 15's
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2003, 09:56:29 AM »

Greg, the fortera's are the tires that come on the rally edition (225/60R17). You would need 17"rims.  The OD of these is listed as 27.6 "  which I think is close to what you have now, and wouldn't mess up speedo or shift points for tranny. Course I could be wrong  Wink  
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2003, 10:01:02 AM »

Great so if I need 17in rims what should I get? Anyone have a good website where I can compare different rims?
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2003, 10:10:28 AM »

Greg the tirerack site has some options, and also will sorta give you a picture of what different wheels would look like. I have bever dealt with them so I don't have any idea if they are good or not.  Have fun playing:

Tirerack wheels for Tek
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2003, 10:12:00 AM »

Thanks - I think I like the ASA JS1 17x7  B)  
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2003, 10:18:29 AM »

ahh but I can't get the fortera's with this rim... wrong size.

anyone have the part number for the rally rims?
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2003, 10:27:24 AM »

Hhmm Goodyear site lists 'approved rim width' as 6.0 ->8.0? That wouldn't fit the bill?
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2003, 10:58:53 AM »

I have some details on the Rally Edition.  the Tires are P255/60R17. As for the wheels I only have 17 inch and the option code is N89.  Ask gmpartsdirect.com the part number and price.  It takes a few days but I have always gotten a responce back.

Remember with the larger rims you are going to get a stiffer ride.  They may not grip as well in bad weather because of the smaller sidewall.  However the Fortera has a lot of grooves and I doubt you will notice much difference.
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2003, 04:26:50 PM »

I think Jack got his rims from tirerack.  :blink: I havent heard of anyone having any problems with them either. They seem to be a good place to buy from.  
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greg_foulks
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2003, 04:35:42 PM »

How about this question.

What is the advantage of going to larger rim? You can't increase the tire size so like Hotrod said you lose sidewall height with a larger rim. What's important to me is traction and being able to tow my camper (so available load is important as well)

Is it even a good idea for me to be looking at bigger rims? I would think not....

 
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