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patman
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Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work?
      #1169495 - 07/31/09 05:50 PM

I am wondering since I own 4 new 235 75R 15 tires ... will they fit on my stock 2000 Sportage with the stock cast wheels? The whole thing is stock. It is a 4 door 2WD 5 spd manual tranny (I don't think that matters...) The rear shocks are maybe 1.25 inches from the stock 205 tires and it looks close, but with the 7" stock rims I think they will fit. They are on big chevy van rims now which are maybe 8" or 9" rims which is what I measured the width on. I read somewhere that they are the largest that may fit. I hope someone here knows so I don't have to waste my time trying it. I need new rubber on the ground and I own these and need to use them. I think it would look better with them and may help my mpg some as well.

Thanks for any guidance !

I have gotten lots of help from this website. Thanks.

Patman in OKC
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Hydra747
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: patman]
      #1169496 - 07/31/09 06:16 PM

Well Mr. Pat welcome back.




YES they will fit!

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patman
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: Hydra747]
      #1169497 - 07/31/09 06:29 PM

Wow ! Thanks for the quick response. I will be glad to have new treads on the ground. I hope you are doing well this afternoon. I will get out the floor jack and get started then. I can tell they may be close on the inside especially in the rear near the shocks. I bet it will handle way different with the bigger tires and lots more new deep tread. I may go for a body lift later. I still like it like it is just fine and don't get this little 2WD off the road much, but I do like the ground clearance it has (just from the factory.)

I appreciate your help !

Patman in OKC


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Hydra747
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: patman]
      #1169500 - 07/31/09 06:36 PM

I put in 30's on a stock 98 7 years ago ....and all I had to do was barely tap the back of the front area....(urs should be around 29)......

With ur size u are at a perfect max out!

U read the sticky on tire size and lifts I suppose......

K.....hope all is well and I may put on that same tire size soon --- Wranglers

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Edited by Hydra747 (07/31/09 06:53 PM)


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Nukeiridium
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: Hydra747]
      #1169517 - 07/31/09 07:35 PM

I ran 235/75/15 on my stock Sportage before I found out there were lift kits and stuff out there. Should work fine.

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Everet
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: Nukeiridium]
      #1169520 - 07/31/09 07:51 PM

May need to trim the underside of the front bumper.
Would look good with a 3" lift!!!
Everet

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patman
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: Everet]
      #1169567 - 08/01/09 02:43 AM

Thanks, guys ! You guys are too cool !

and MIKE, I am totally into guns and computers too. I had to quit buyin guns and reloading stuff so I could afford the parts for my new computer I just put together. I have enough of 'em anyway and I need to just reload more ammo so I can go shoot 'em. The ammo's gettin' scarce. I just bought 2000 primers yesterday so I can load up the 10mm and the 9X23 winchester I like to shoot.

I am going to switch the tires tomorrow. I may just do the lift B4 long too. Thanks for verifying that I'm not wasting my time on the 235s.

Keep the greasy side down, guys !

-Pat in OKC :)


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Hydra747
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: patman]
      #1169653 - 08/01/09 06:53 PM

I used to build old hybrids (during the Pentium 133 mhz) days....What kind of system did u get Pat?

I still hate Vista!!!!!!!!

Anyway hope all goes well.

Everet built a Rifle Rack on the roof of his Sport.....Maybe he'll post a Pic???????

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Edited by Hydra747 (08/01/09 06:59 PM)


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Everet
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Re: Max Tire size on stock 2000 Sportage rims ? 235 75R15 work? [Re: Hydra747]
      #1169661 - 08/01/09 08:04 PM

Here is a link to the install: Gun Rack

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