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295/55/15 MT Street Radials...Anyone try yet ?

Well - you guys asked for it, so we built it. Today we are debuting a new size in the ET Street Radial lineup at PRI that come to us via Yellow Bullet.

It is a P295/55R15.

Now, before this starts, I know the P295/50R15 was the one commonly asked for and that's what's out there now in most "street designs". However, something emerged if you read a little deeper. Really, it was something between a P275/60R15 and 325/50R15, both of which are basically 28" tall. Well the "50" series tire would be short of 27". We thought - no good.

Also if you look, "55" series would make the new tire a direct option for those running the 28.0/10.5-15 slick. Hmm - now we're getting somewhere.

This size did not exist anywhere, so we had is submitted to Tire and Rim.

Preliminary dimensions are as follows:

Diameter - 27.9"
Section width - 12.0" on a 9.5" rim
Tread width - 10.8
Approved rims - 8-10.5

The tire being shown at PRI is the first prototype, literally hot from the press. Availablity will be the first quarter of 2010, just in time for race season.

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Re: 295/55/15 MT Street Radials...Anyone try yet ?

Hey is the the new MT drag radial! This could be my problem solved.
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Yes...looking to see if anyone test fitted yet

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What are you running out back now? If you find any info on the new 295/55/15 let me know. No MT dealers around here to let me try one. Once I buy it I own it.
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Re: 295/55/15 MT Street Radials...Anyone try yet ?

............Size..................... wheel size...O/A width..tread width...heigth
P295/55R15 (28 X 12.50R15) 8.0-10.5 ........12.0 .........10.9 .........27.8

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Yes...looking to see if anyone test fitted yet
I figure enough time has passed for someone to have test fitted the P295/55r/15 on a first gen.
I am ready to buy a set to replace my P275/60r/15,s.
Any input before I purchase the 295,s with 8" rims?

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bump ttt.

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I figure enough time has passed for someone to have test fitted the P295/55r/15 on a first gen.
I am ready to buy a set to replace my P275/60r/15,s.
Any input before I purchase the 295,s with 8" rims?
George,
Do you have mini-tubs installed?

I've never been able to get anything bigger than a 255/60/15 on mine without rubbing.
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Re: 295/55/15 MT Street Radials...Anyone try yet ?

Still lQQking....
I had 285/60/15 SH McCreary's on before and the only rubbing I got was on off camber bumps and sharp turns.
I have MT DR's at 275/60/15 and can get my hand between th tire and inner wheelwell/outer lip.

Looks like time for another cardboard cut-out to test measurements

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I've redone my rear suspension removing the traction bars and replacing with Caltracs. Previous own had 295/50/15s on, so once everything is back together I'll slip those wheels back on and check before I order new tires/wheels. Would like to be able to stay in that range though...

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Do you have mini-tubs installed?

I've never been able to get anything bigger than a 255/60/15 on mine without rubbing.
No mini tubs Bethanne.
Right now I have plenty of clearance with the p275/60r/15.
Perhaps the backspacing on the rims is the differance between our cars.

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No mini tubs Bethanne.
Right now I have plenty of clearance with the p275/60r/15.
Perhaps the backspacing on the rims is the differance between our cars.
I'll check my rally wheels when I get home in 2 weeks.

I think the backspacing on the 15X8's is 4" and I probably need 4 1/2".
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sorry wrong thread!!

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Re: 295/55/15 MT Street Radials...Anyone try yet ?

Bit the bullet and installed mt 295/55r15 drag radials today.
My 68 (old school) has single leaf monos and oem stock perches and shackles with slapper bars.
With these tires ..I measure 30" from the floor to the top of the wheel opening.The tire height comes in at just under 28"..about the same or even less than the height of a p275/60r15.
I have gabriel air shocks with 8 psi lr and 10 psi rr.
I do not see how this rubber would survive on the fender lip with any less rear ride height.I would worry about cutting a tire thru a pothole, but sidewall to shock and inner wheel well is more than adequate.
To summarize...I doubt you want this rubber if you have more than 2 inches of suspension travel /rough roads and passengers in the rear seat.
Just some feedback..but they suit my needs and wants..but not for everyone for sure.

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I sure would like to see some pics

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