Anyone running 225/70/R15s on their step down?

50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,371Senior Contributor
Need to reshod my Hornet.  Looking at black walls.  I know a lot of drivers like the 215 or 225 75R15s, but was wondering if the 225/70/R15s might work as well?  They are just a wider version of the 215/75s it looks like.


  • superwaspsuperwasp Posts: 208Member
    According to the tire size comparison calculator, 70s would be 3% smaller in diameter and height than 75s. At only 3% difference I wonder if one could even tell on a street car.
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 747Member
    Recommend power steering if you go to larger tires. I run 235 but have PS on the '53

  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 361Member
    Richard how do you get 235s on the back? A 225 is a tight fit. 
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 747Member
     Have never had a problem; doesn't rub at all {either side}; tight putting on tho. I sling in curves some also since I have a 1.125" ft HD antisway bar and good panhard bushings: FUN. Have never changed on road, but have 2 jacks. Too old to lift the heavy wheel anyway, seriously-84!
    I recommend NOT to go over 225, even w/PS; tires were on car when I got it.
    Not sure 235 would work on just any Hudson~~but for doubters: no problem on mine.
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