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Old 03-24-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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I have a 1988 26 ft skyline lindy. the tires according to spec panel in the door should be 215 85 16. 5 of six tires on it are 235 85 16 one is a 215 85 16. should I go back to original size stay with the 235,s or go 235 on the duel rear axel and put 215,s , on the front? dazed and confuused
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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I would go with the original size tires all the way around.

Don't mix and match sizes because then you would need two different sizes of spares.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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I have a 1988 26 ft skyline lindy. the tires according to spec panel in the door should be 215 85 16. 5 of six tires on it are 235 85 16 one is a 215 85 16. should I go back to original size stay with the 235,s or go 235 on the duel rear axel and put 215,s , on the front? dazed and confuused
Here is a link that you can compare tire sizes and see what the results are.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...5r16-215-85r16
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I am also thinking of towing my motorcycle on trailer. so should I go with the larger tires? also the spare is a 2i5 85 16
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:15 AM   #5
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are there any advantages of usuing the larger tire size
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are there any advantages of usuing the larger tire size

If you use larger diameter tires than the factory size, you are basically changing the gear ratio of the vehicle. Larger tires will give you a higher ratio than what might be optimal for you drivetrain and weight.
It will also mess with your speedometer accuracy. With larger tires, the speedometer will read slower than you are actually going.
On the other hand, smaller tires will have the exact opposite effect.

If you have to buy tires anyway, I'd highly recommend you stick with what the door sticker calls for.
Don't run different sizes of tires on the same vehicle, you're just making things more complicated if you have issues while out on the road.
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I bought commercial tires LT 235 88R 16. E RATED
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I bought commercial tires LT 235 88R 16. E RATED

Those should work just fine!
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Those will be fine. I think previous owner found the same thing I did, 16.5 tires are obsolete, and darn near impossible to find.
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