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3Stgs

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I have read information that many have replaced their stock size tires with 235/75/15 - I’m looking for a set of old school outlined white letter tires and really don’t see the need for larger tires, it’s going to be mostly a city truck and not a full blown 4 wheeler. I’m also into cheap - this is a budget restore. I’m deciding between a set of lightly used Firestone Destination LE3 215/75/15 and Goodyear Wrangler Walmart stock size 235/75/15, at approx the same price. Any input on power loss / handling or any other issues between the 2 sizes?
 


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What do you have for a gear ratio?

With 3.73's and a 2.8 my Ranger got around pretty good on 235's.
 

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If you want to stay Stock the 205/75/15's are no longer available from Firestone in the Destinations.

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I have read information that many have replaced their stock size tires with 235/75/15 - I’m looking for a set of old school outlined white letter tires and really don’t see the need for larger tires, it’s going to be mostly a city truck and not a full blown 4 wheeler. I’m also into cheap - this is a budget restore. I’m deciding between a set of lightly used Firestone Destination LE3 215/75/15 and Goodyear Wrangler Walmart stock size 235/75/15, at approx the same price. Any input on power loss / handling or any other issues between the 2 sizes?
My Bronco has the Walmart Goodyear tires and it rides and handles just fine. It is our daily run around vehicle and is mainly highway driven in 2wd mode.
 

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I was able to find some used / like new 215/75/15 Firestone destination white letters for $300, love them! And love your BII color combo, mine is the brown over tan. This vehicle has been a blast to work on, I’ll be an expert on 90% of it by the time it’s “done”…
 

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I would lean towards the Wal Mart tires. Bit wider, and new, mine ran $298 for the tires, $48 for the lifetime balance, $12 for new valve stems, and $40 for Road Hazard Warranty. If you eliminate the road hazard cost, your other costs including new larger tires opposed to used, would run about the same. My prices are from a couple years ago but they should still be close.
 

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