Anybody fit a 505 with 215x75x15 AT tyres?
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    Default Anybody fit a 505 with 215x75x15 AT tyres?

    Looking at some off road tyre for the 505, whilst lifting the car I also need a tyre to withstand rocks and harsh off road driving.

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    What have you guys been able to fit, especially on the front as the strut tower might be a tight fit.
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    Oran Park: 1:27:9
    Wakefield: 1:05.6 (July 2015)
    Eastern Creek: 1:54 (8v)
    Mt Huntley: 34.44 (2004 stock 205)
    Ringwood: 35.06 (30/10/2005)

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    I did try fitting a set of Cooper AT tyres to my 505 wagon. Can't remember the size though, but I had to abandon the plan as it was hitting the strut tower. No problem on the back (not sure about sedan though, shouldn't be a problem there).

    I briefly considered spacers, before fitting another set of LTRs.
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    LTRs were 195x75x15?
    90 205 Gti Cherry Red(Track Car)
    1985 505gti (Shitbox Rally)

    PBs:

    Oran Park: 1:27:9
    Wakefield: 1:05.6 (July 2015)
    Eastern Creek: 1:54 (8v)
    Mt Huntley: 34.44 (2004 stock 205)
    Ringwood: 35.06 (30/10/2005)

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    That sounds familiar. At the time I was doing a lot of work with heavy loads on unmade roads. Never had a problem with them, the light truck tyres are tough as nails on such a light vehicle as the 505. Handling may have been compromised a little (VERY little), but it was not a sports car at the best of times.
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    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    I used 195 70 15 Nexen Light Truck with M and S tread pattern in the 2008 Red Centre to Gold Coast Trial. On a 203 but they would fit a 505 I'm pretty sure. Light Truck tyres are near puncture proof.
    I wouldn't worry too much about ground clearance, just make sure everything underneath is protected, you have a sump guard of course?

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    195 is about as big as you are going to get under there without rubbing.
    Try looking at the Dunlop DZ86-R...and see if you wince at the price....
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    I have used 205/70/15 Michelin Latitude for the Peking to Paris 504, needed spacers in the front to clear the strut and they barely cleared the front guard.Not to mention that the car felt sluggish and the extra weight taxes the suspensions. 195/65/15 is the way to go. As Graham said, don't worry about clearance.

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    Did some say they had a sump guard design for a 505? I would love to have a plan to get one cutout.
    90 205 Gti Cherry Red(Track Car)
    1985 505gti (Shitbox Rally)

    PBs:

    Oran Park: 1:27:9
    Wakefield: 1:05.6 (July 2015)
    Eastern Creek: 1:54 (8v)
    Mt Huntley: 34.44 (2004 stock 205)
    Ringwood: 35.06 (30/10/2005)

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    I miss my 505 SRDT...

    I had 604 springs in the back, an LSD out of a wagon plus 50 mm strut spacers in the front - an alloy spacer between the top of the strut and the body. I had 195R14 Toyo LT tyres and this car went everywhere - Plenty highway, tip of Cape York, Borroloola, Oodnadatta and Birdsville tracks. I only ever had one flat from a stick ripping the side wall.

    The 195R14 LT tyres fitted under the spring perch. I have heard of people cutting off and rewelding the spring perch slightly higher. But I found my set up a lot easier to install.

    As for a sump guard, I cut off the jack hold tab under the radiator support panel and bend up some 3mm steel plate that went from the radiator support panel to beyond the engine cross member. There are two holes in the engine cross member which i used to bolt the sump guard (I welded the bolts to the guard) and I drilled two new holes in the radiator support panel. I ran small steel ribs along the sump guard and around the two bolt mounts under the engine cross member. I am sorry I don't have any pictures.

    I regret selling this car.

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