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Can 17.5-25 replace 15.5-25

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by Reverse-engineer867, Jun 9, 2022.

  1. Reverse-engineer867

    Reverse-engineer867 Member

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    As the title states, not having luck getting 15.5-25 readily or cheap, 17.5-25 is plentiful and cheap-ish
     
  2. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    Probably depends on your wheel width and if you have clearance for the wider tires.
     
  3. Reverse-engineer867

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    Lots of clearance, but the rim width is undetermined without dismount. I believe the unit is a 80’s IT12 or smaller
     
  4. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

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    A 15.5-25 should be on a 12" wide rim.
    A 17.5-25 should be on a 14" wide rim.
     
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  5. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    When looking at rim size for 14:00x 24 tires it seemed to depend on different manufacturers specs. There wasn't a real clear cut answer. If I recall there were 3 different width rims that were specified. Calling a tire shop specializing in industrial tires would probably be your best bet if your existing rims would work. I've read you can usually go 1 size bigger tire on a rim without much trouble.
     
  6. Rusted

    Rusted Well-Known Member

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    I've run 17.5's on rims that were 15.5 from factory without any problems, but it never looked right.