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Old 12-19-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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Sizing for tire covers?

I've got 265/75-22.5 tires that Toyo says measure 38.4" inches inflated. My tape measure says pretty much the same thing.

Adco's Tyre Gard covers suggest two different sizes. The first covers a 36-39" diameter range and the other is the 40-42". I could likely do the smaller size in the rear and keep the larger size for the front since the hubcaps stick out off of the Alcoa wheels a little ways. CW says to allow about 1-2" for the wheel sticking out.

What do you guys recommend for sizing? What experiences have you had? Is there a better option than the Adco product that I don't know about.

It gets windy up here in Reno and I don't want to be chasing these into my neighbor's yard.

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Old 12-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Buy the 40-42. The elastic will stretch less but still be snug enough.

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Old 12-19-2014, 08:34 PM   #3
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Buy the larger set. I have 2 sets ... they are the same size according to the box. But the white set is a loose fit and the black set is a snug fit. Both do the job just fine but the difference tells me there is a lot of tolerance in the manufacturing process. /ken
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Hi John90XJ,
Buy the larger size. They are easier to get on and off. They still fit very well, not loose at all.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #5
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Here's an option - we purchased the Covercraft tire covers that have an inherent amount of "flex" built in that accommodates slightly different tire sizes.

Covercraft Snap Ring Tire Covers for RV Motor Home Trucks Cars

They are held on the tire with a "snap ring" that is SO easy to put in place, taking just seconds to do so - no trying to connect a velcro attachment behind the wheel. They've stayed there even in 80 mph winds here in southwest CO.
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For those that suggested the larger ones, thanks. They worked out really well.

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