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Old 08-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Our 2009 259RBSS came with 5 bolts rims with 205/75D15. The later ones came with 6 bolts rims with 225/75R15. Going to need tires soon, it ok to put 225/75R15 on the 5 bolt rims?
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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The 225/75/R15 tire will fit on the 5 bolt rims if they're the correct diameter. For a 205/75/R15 tire, the required rim width is 5 - 6 1/2" according to the Goodyear Martathon tire specs. For a 225/75/R15 tire, the required rim width is 6 - 7". The rim width should be shown on your axle and weight sticker on the left-front of the camper...something like 15 x 6JJ for a 15" diameter, 6" wide rim.

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Old 08-11-2013, 12:04 AM   #3
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...it ok to put 225/75R15 on the 5 bolt rims?
If your wheels are 15x6 you should be good to go. I suspect they may be 15x5 based on your currently installed tire. That's a little narrow for a 225 mm tire. If FR is putting beefier wheels and skins on the current version of your FW, I'd want to know right away what's up with that! Are your current wheels overloaded?
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I never thought about rim width. We always thought the tires looked too small under there. The spare tire and rim that I later got looks wider, but it's a radial. Maybe that rim is wider.
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I checked the sticker and it said the tires are 205/75D14 and the rims are 14x 5.5JJ, but the tires that are on it are 205/75D15's.
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For whatever reason, they've upsized the wheels/tires. If you can removed one of the wheels, the size may be on the back of the wheel ie 15 x 6JJ. The size is part of the casting on one of the spokes on our aluminum wheels.

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