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Torq-Thrust or Black Baja?
#773947 April 01st 2021 7:45 am
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Looking to buy new wheels and tires.

ANY thoughts, comments or input would be great.

I'm looking at 2 options, both using this size tires:

Front - 235/75-15
Back - 255/70-15

Wheel options:

1. Torq-Thrust
Front 15x7 & 3-3/4 Backspacing
Back 15x8-1/2 & 3-13/16 Backspacing

2. Black Baja
Front 15x7 & 3-3/4 Backspacing
Back 15x8 & 3-3/4 Backspacing

I've attached a picture of my van and the wheels.

Thank you!

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Re: Torq-Thrust or Black Baja?
KralcARednaxela #773950 April 01st 2021 8:40 am
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I like the Torque wheels but I personally would go bigger on the back as the 70 series are lower profile tire than the 75 series and being on a 8" rim will make the back too low. Maybe a 275-70-15 on back and 255-70-15 on front,


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Re: Torq-Thrust or Black Baja?
KralcARednaxela #773955 April 01st 2021 8:56 am
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Actually the rear tires will be a hair taller, but only slightly. The way the tire numbers work is the 235 or 255 is the width in millimeters, the 75 or 70 is percentage of that width in side wall height, so since the rear are so much wider, that will make up for the percentage differences.

Discount tire website has a handy comparison tool here:

Tire Height Calculator

As for wheel options, honest answer I prefer the ones on the van currently. They're unique and you don't see them a ton. Van is clean, maybe just think about having the current rims polished. If I had to choose, I'd go with the Torqs though.

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Re: Torq-Thrust or Black Baja?
KralcARednaxela #773962 April 01st 2021 11:00 am
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I would like to have the front and back tires to be close in diameter to each other.
235/75-15 = 28.9"
255/70-15 = 29.1"

My current wheels look ok but the passenger side pair have curb rash.

Re: Torq-Thrust or Black Baja?
KralcARednaxela #774050 April 03rd 2021 12:21 am
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I like the wheels on the van now too. The Torq-Thrust would be cool too.


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