View Full Version : can i go smaller than 235/70 15 on stock rims??

05-08-09, 12:01 PM
I took one of my Caddy rims to the shop yesterday to see about getting them chromed, and as I was loading the tire, I was thinking, this is a huge tire!!!
now, I know it serves its purpose, but what do you guys think about putting a smaller tire size?

I have gone from 14's with of course a small tire, to 20's with a low profile tire.

let me know your opinions,

thanks guys

05-08-09, 12:08 PM
I think you can do a 225 just fine. Probably wouldn't go any smaller though.


05-08-09, 12:12 PM
Will cause too much wheel to fender gap, looks dinky for a vehicle of this size.

05-08-09, 12:44 PM
wheel to fender, yea that makes sense.
96fleetwood, your chrome rims stock look sick. I can see how my car will look.
What about vogues? i know they are a little more costly, but are they worth it, or is it just for looks?

05-08-09, 12:54 PM
215 75 15 works fine on the 80s Cads. For the 93-up, the smallest I would go is 225 75 15. This will keep you very close to the stock height of the 235 70 15, but will be a little narrower.

05-08-09, 03:20 PM
I have had Vogues come on 4 Cadillacs I have owned thus far. They are good looking tires but they ride like crap and wear even worse.

05-08-09, 05:19 PM
well i dropped off the rims, and i should get them by next week Friday or Monday of the following week.
What do you guys recommend for caps? I only have 3 caps, I am missing one, so I figured I would get all 4 new ones, but if they are too expensive, then I will buy one for now.

I guess i can call the shops i was calling about the rims, hmmmm

05-19-09, 08:37 PM
any pics of the rims?

05-23-09, 01:18 AM
You'll find more tire options with the OEM 235/75/R15 size. I have been looking at 225/75/R15(OEM size for my 1991 Brougham) and there are a lot fewer choices.

BTW, I have heard great things about Kuhmo Solus tires. They come with a white-wall in my size, which is huge since most of the tires nowdays in this size go on suvs and have white letters. My dad has had a set of these on his 2004 Tacoma(205/75/R15) for over 20,000 miles. They ride smooth as silk and are very quiet.