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Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?

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Herlihy5
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Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?

Post by Herlihy5 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:40 am

Hello,

Will a 30x9.5 15 fit compared to the 235 65 r17? I have an 05 freestlye. Thanks again

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Re: Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?

Post by jas88 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:37 am

The overall size of the tire will be close, the 235s are about 29" tall and the 30s will be about 29.5" tall. However, your problem is that 15" rims are not going to fit over your brakes. BTW 215-65R17 is stock size. I have 235s on mine, however, and they work fine.
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Re: Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?

Post by Herlihy5 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:49 am

That was my fear but just thought id ask! Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?

Post by bluedog1157 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:35 pm

Just changed tires up one size (from 225-60x18 to 235-60x18). Switch from Michelin Premier LTX to Michelin Defenders T+H on my 2008 Taurus X Limited AWD with the stock factory rims. Max size from Michelin is the 235-60x18 and it fits without any rubbing, but less than an inch clearance on the front -- between tire and shock tower at max turn. Should be ok, but will see this winter with the snow here in Michigan. Michelin shows tire diameter at 29.1 inches, a section width of 9.5 inches, and tread width at 7.6 inches.

FYI -- my T-x speedometer shows about 1 mph slower. The speedo reads 69mph, but two different GPS (Garmin and Waze) both will show the actual speed at 70mph (on straight/flat road for over a mile). Before, it was opposite -- speedo read 1-2 faster than the GPS -- so this upsize changed speedo a couple mph slower. The Premiers were 28.6" diameter when new, and at about 28.2" diameter when worn down to the wear bars -- so from old tires to bigger new tires, this change was about 0.9" increase in diameter.

Changed from the Premiers to Defenders for the additional tread depth and extended wear (+20k miles per Michelin warranty). Bonus is the Defenders are actually quieter altho the Premiers were fairly quiet. This is my 4th set of Michelins put on at just over 300k miles. OEM tires were Continentals and they were shot at 30k, and been on Michelins ever since.

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