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I have a 2002 sportage with OEM 6 in. rims. Can only find 7 X 15 steel aftermarket. Will the extra width affect the steering geometry/alignment? With the 7 in rim how wide in a 75 profile can you go before you significantly affect the speedo or rubbing? Is there HD mags from other badges that will fit in a 15 or 16 in. rim? Most of the miles are on the road. My days in the 4X 4 club are over but still enjoy a good thrash. I've had it only a few months but am suitably impressed
 

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225 mm is suggested width for 7" rim. 225/70-15 should fit. What is your original tyre size? If it's 205/75-15, there's only 1% difference. If you go with your suggested 75 profile, there would be 4% difference (usually 3% is regarded as max).

Expensive option for a minor increase in tyre width.
 

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A 7" wide wheel will make your KIA much more stable. I have 15x7 aluminum wheels with 215/75/15 tires on my Sportage. A 225/75/15 is as tall as you can go with out a lift.
 

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Thanks for the info. Got 205/70's on now but it was used mostly on the beach by the previous owner. I need a 6 ply AT for the work it will do. Black steel on a white Sporty should improve the looks
 

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205 70's essentially car tyres for beach work by previous owner. I'll need 6 ply AT's for the rural work. Black steel rims on a white sporty is primarily for looks but gives me lift options if I want to go down that road.
 
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