View Full Version : Largest tires without a lift on stock rims?

April 13th, 2012, 06:23 PM
I thought there was thread that addressed that? It's been a long day!

April 13th, 2012, 08:18 PM
I feel like a nit wit...fpound it........................looooooooooooooong day

June 14th, 2012, 06:13 PM
so does the 215 /65 / 16 fit stock height with out any trimming ?? I do not want to lift the SX I just the largest tire with out any trimming or hitting. Lots of scattered info so SLIGHTLY confused

June 14th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Yes. 215/65/16 should fit stock ride height. 215/70/16 if you're lifted.

My 215/70/15's (same height as 215/65/16) were perfectly fine for the whole 2 days I ran them without my lift-kit.

June 14th, 2012, 06:38 PM
thank you

I have seen 215 / 60 / 16 as well as 215 /65 / 16 thrown out the. I will be ordering some Geolanders soon :) and just wanted to get the right ( max ) size.

thank you again

June 15th, 2012, 02:19 PM
I have the Geolanders 215/65-16 on my car right now with NO LIFT and I have no rubbing issues at all.

July 6th, 2012, 03:42 AM
I have the Geolanders 215/65-16 on my car right now with NO LIFT and I have no rubbing issues at all.


Just want to clarify... the 215/65-16 you have are mounted on the stock 6" wheels?



July 6th, 2012, 04:26 AM
I will answer for bunjes ;),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yes, stock wheels. I've got the same setup.

July 8th, 2012, 07:58 AM
thanks, i have been sans compter for about a week...doing this post on my tablet.

April 26th, 2013, 05:02 AM
I have the Geolanders 215/65-16 on my car right now with NO LIFT and I have no rubbing issues at all.
I know it's an old thread, but I'm also thinking of getting the 215/65 on stock rims, and after doing a lot of search on this forum, I found a user with some rubbing at full lock ( driving at 20 mph ). Do you guys have that at full lock , or is it a unique case ?

April 26th, 2013, 07:49 AM
What year is your car?

April 26th, 2013, 08:01 AM
What year is your car?
2010 6 speed

April 26th, 2013, 08:12 AM
They should fit just fine.

April 26th, 2013, 08:49 AM
Is there a difference between the years models that some will fit, and some will rub ?

April 26th, 2013, 09:54 AM
I don't think so. Most people have had no issues, but http://clubsx4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4188&page=2 this guy had a little rubbing.

April 26th, 2013, 11:05 AM
Yes, that's exactly the thread that got me worried, but so far nobody else complained of rubbing.

April 26th, 2013, 12:00 PM
In another thread it is discribed with photo s where it could rub and where you can sand it off.I thought it is on the inside off the plastic trim so its really no big issue and easy to get rid off too.

April 27th, 2013, 05:07 AM
I tried searching, and did not find that thread; regardless, if there is a thread about it, that means some people are having a slight rubbing issue, and it's not a unique case for the guy who posted that he had rubbing. I mean some have, and most don't, that's the idea I'm getting.

April 27th, 2013, 07:57 AM
Probebly it was the same person you and i read about.And it was rubbing only on the most extreme twisting and maximum steering input.And even then just very little.The only other one with lift and higher tires was someone who has wheels with smaller et and with that also spacers on it.So then you got and-and and 3 times.So i think with your car and fabric-oem wheels you will be fine.

April 27th, 2013, 09:29 AM
Thanks jacob025, I guess now is the time for shopping, and I will go the 215/65 size.

April 27th, 2013, 10:52 AM
I have 215/65 Geolanders and uncut RA flaps and I just noticed I get a bit of a rub in the front when turning my wheel nearly all the way.

It's probably the flap. I'm going to try trimming it later this week.

Now I think I should probably get the lift soon. I haven't tried putting 3 people in the back yet.

April 27th, 2013, 05:21 PM
And that is in the normal way with the wheels on flat road?

April 28th, 2013, 12:21 AM
I tried it again and no rub, but when I noticed when in full lock over a speed bump with one wheel it will rub.