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what size tires for aftermarket wheels

an older guy i work with is needing tire for his truck.. it has some 31's bfg at's with/ 15" american racing wheels.. im not sure of the width, anyways the guy is wanting a smoother riding tire.

would i 265/75/15 be right for the aftermarket wheels you think?
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well there is no 265/75r15 tire, that is a 31" tire.
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ok.. well what size tire would you recommend to fit on his wheel.. id say its 15x8 (just guessing)
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Well it all depends. Does he wants a street tire or a AT tire? Cause you don't get much smoother riding than a BFG AT.
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well he wants a street tire. his are real knobby. i just told the guy i would try and help him out. he is about ready to retire in a year or so
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BFG ATs dont ride smooth at all, you get a nice hum at low speeds, it was SO annoying on the explorer. im partial to bridgestone duelers, the REVO is a NICE tire and pretty quiet for an agressive tread. if hes going to use it primarily for the street, have him look at SUV tires. they arent for mud, but they are designed to be much quieter.
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BFG ATs dont ride smooth at all, you get a nice hum at low speeds, it was SO annoying on the explorer. im partial to bridgestone duelers, the REVO is a NICE tire and pretty quiet for an agressive tread. if hes going to use it primarily for the street, have him look at SUV tires. they arent for mud, but they are designed to be much quieter.
Bull S*** i never hear one bit of noice out of my A/t's own Cooper mudders if you think bfg is noicy. you cant even talk to some one next to you with coopers on the freeway. i dont hear one damn noice from my bfg's and they ride LOVELY!!!!



if you have a 15x8 rim I would go with a 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T you will love it.
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it depends on what truck its on and tire size. my old 31 BFG ATs never made any noise. neither did my dads old set. his new set are noisy as ****. same size so i dunno. a heavier truck might be noiser than a lighter truck also.
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If the rim is 8in wide I would get a 31x10.50x15R. As for the type of tire, if hes not going to be offroad at all I would get either a BFG Long Trail, or Rugged Trail. They are not as aggressive as the BFG AT's, and both are good all season tires that have a smooth ride.

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thanks for the help guys, but al i need to know is iwhat size.. ie; 245, 265 etc...
just need the tires to fit an 15x8 rim

thanks again
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thanks for the help guys, but al i need to know is iwhat size.. ie; 245, 265 etc...
just need the tires to fit an 15x8 rim

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we told you...you dont need metric size tires with 15" rims you can get standered sizes there usaully cheaper too. GET a 31x10.5x15 or personally i would buy 32x11.5x15 THESE are real tire sizes....
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go with the REVOS
metric or standard sizing should not be a factor
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but will a 265 fit
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i understand what you guys are saying, and appreciate the help but the brand of tires he wants only come in metric sizes, 245,255,265..

i dont know how to calculate different tire sizes
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They do not make the metric tires in a 15in rim. You have to get a 30, 31, 32.. ect
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Link yes a 265/75 R15 will fit, just looked at one site real quick and continental, goodyear, yokohama and private label all make tires that size...
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Link yes a 265/75 R15 will fit, just looked at one site real quick and continental, goodyear, yokohama and private label all make tires that size...

thank man.. sorry if i was being a pain.. i guess i need to learn how to reword things so they make sense to others.
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i understood ya, i am just not too knowledgeable with most of the stuff, glad to help
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