I live in Israel and I own a KIA Sportage 2001 wagon (the long body - spare wheel undercaridge).

What are the original sizes of tires installed in such a car in your country (I guess there are other visitors outside of the <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />)

Why - here is some background:

Recently I have started to improve the car and have ordered a set of springs + shocks from IRONMAN which I should be getting soon and should provide a 2.5" lift.

Checking for tire upgrades (I know have MAXIS 205R15 75 AT tires) to larger size (hopefuly 235s) I have realized it is prohibited in my country. Apparently you can't change (legally) your car tire size to something which is not listed in the AUTODATA book (I guess it is something well known).

The guy who heads the department of tires in our own national "DMV" is an off-roader himself - and he confirmed that the only size allowed per the AUTODATA book is 205 - but if I bring some paper from KIA in any part of the world that says that KIA SPORTAGE 2001 can also accept other (larger..) sizes - he will be able to add another allowed size to the list.

SO: If anyone can provide me with the list of tire sizes provided by his local reseller/kia office - I can try to backtrack the approval "trail" and get an official KIA papaer saying that other sizes are allowed.

Thanks in advance! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />