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Old 08-13-2021, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default xterra rims, need help with tire sizing

Hi there,

I'm looking to put tires on a set of 2003 xterra rims, but I'm having some issues with sizing.

The rims are marked 16x7JJ, and there is currently an old set of 265x70x16 tires on them. I bought a set of 215x65x16 tires as I had read that 215 is the optimal size for a 7" wide rim. The manager at midas said the new tires are too narrow, and i'll need to get 265s, which I don't want to do because I'm pretty sure they'll rub.

I feel like the guys at midas are full of shit, and just want to stick to OEM everything for liabilities sake. If there is something I'm missing though, I'd love to know.
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Old 08-14-2021, 04:53 AM   #2
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What size came stock on those rims...look at your door jamb.


What are you trying to accomplish?


You did n't say. Unless you are an off-roader...go w/the stock size.


Those tires look fine.
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Old 08-14-2021, 02:41 PM   #3
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What size came stock on those rims...look at your door jamb.


What are you trying to accomplish?


You did n't say. Unless you are an off-roader...go w/the stock size.


Those tires look fine.
I think the stock size on these rims is 265/70/16, I'm not sure I don't own the xterra.

I want to put a smaller tire on these rims so they'll be a closer match to the stock diameter of my hardbody. They are marked 7'' 'wide, and so I am not understanding why a 215 won't fit.
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Old 08-17-2021, 01:52 AM   #4
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dude at midas sounds like a dipshit, take them somewhere else and get them done. 215 is not too narrow for a 7 inch wide wheel in the slightest bit.
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Old 08-17-2021, 01:54 PM   #5
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Yeah, Ditch Midas and go to a Local Owned Shop. There are "tire size" websites you can go to that help you find a tire with the out side diameter of the stock D21. I used one when I got newer rims for my 87 D21 because the rims were bigger but I wanted to keep the same profile and stance of the OG 87.
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midas confirmed for being ass, tires are totally fine.



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Nice. Looks sharp! You got any lift on your PU?
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looks good. discount tire pulled some bullshit like that with me getting my 195/50’s mounted on to my 15x8’s saying the 195 was too narrow. went to a big O and the guy hooked me up and did a great job. i took my current wheels to a different shop though since they were so expensive, but haven’t had a single issue with them.
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Nice. Looks sharp! You got any lift on your PU?
nope, just stock height
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looks good. discount tire pulled some bullshit like that with me getting my 195/50ís mounted on to my 15x8ís saying the 195 was too narrow. went to a big O and the guy hooked me up and did a great job. i took my current wheels to a different shop though since they were so expensive, but havenít had a single issue with them.
bunch of uncreative folks at the bigger chains i guess, annoying because they tend to have more convenient hours.
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