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Thread: 67 Scout Wheel and Tire Size Question

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    Default 67 Scout Wheel and Tire Size Question

    Hello,

    I am new to the forum as I am a new owner of a '67 800 scout. I wanted to replace the wheels / tires, but am a little confused on the wide variety of size combinations available. The Scout has been lifted, but I'm not entirely sure how much. I wanted to get some mud terrain tires that i could off road a bit but also use on roads. Size wise, I am not sure how to evaluate the different rim sizes / tire widths, etc. I'd like the tire to stick out a bit beyond the fender, but do not want to have to make modifications to the car; going for a look similar to the attached image below. I'm sure this question has been addressed - does anyone know where I can go to learn a bit more about this or what sizes the rims / tires may be in the picture?

    Thanks so much for your help!
    Grant

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    What engine is in the truck? Which transmission? What is the present differential gear ratio? What size tires and wheels are on the truck? What is your location/elevation?

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    CAR CAR i agree with Bill. you need a starting point ie what you have now. on my 73 scout i had 235/75/15 so i just upgraded to a more aggerssive bighorn maxxis 235.

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    Thank you - appreciate the help. It has an IH 345 v8 and the stock 4 speed transmission. I'm not entirely sure what the current tire size is, as I have yet to take delivery of the Scout; I just know the tires are old / are not suitable for driving in the sand, so I know I'll have to replace them. The previous owner told me the Scout had been raised 2 inches, but he's not sure what the differential gear ratio is. I live in New York and plan to drive the car to the beach / through the sand. Is that enough information to make a better evaluation with?

    I was thinking tire size of 31x12.5x15, likely BFGoodrich Mud Terrain's, and rim size of 15 or 16x10. Does that sound about right?

    Thanks so much!
    Grant

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    While waiting for delivery, go to the beach and look at the 'tread pattern' used by the lifeguard trucks. They are driving on the sand all day.

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    Just for your info ...........I have a '68 Scout 800, and some years ago I put on some Scout II ralley wheels. Fit perfect, and they look
    a bit better than the steel rims out '68 had. Just a thought .....it did have 16 inch steel wheels, but the ralley wheels are 15 inch. The
    chrome ralleys look nice too.

    MJD

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