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Old 09 Nov 2003, 02:18 am
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Default Widest Tire on stock rim?

I know this was asked before, but I can't find the link. Took off my Mille's (17x8) and my stocks look chicken legged.
Anyone know if a 215 will fit and any suggestions on a make?
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Old 09 Nov 2003, 02:27 am
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Here's the link to Jody's car with Yoko 215's pics included

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...?TOPIC_ID=2227
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Old 09 Nov 2003, 07:57 pm
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A 215/50 would be the closest match to the stock tire ...
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Doing the math a 215 would be...
.39 inches wider than stock
.20 inches taller section heigth (side wall) than stock
.39 inchers greater diameter taller overall than stock
1.24 inches greater rolling circumfrence than stock

I won't go into (because I really don't know on these cars) how a larger diameter tire will affect shifting on an auto stick. These cars are a lot more sofisticated than the older computers but changing tires sizes and final drive ratios used to give some problems on older mustangs when the trannys were 1st computer controlled. You would get a sloppy slow shift sometimes. The 215 is a very small step though.
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I have a 5 speed. Kinda actually looking for a snow tire. Will save some money over the winter and will start looking for a new set of rims (7.5"x17) and tires. For now, want to get a set of winter sneakers for the stock rims.
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Old 09 Nov 2003, 09:28 pm
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...the best fit would be a 225/45, but a 225 is pressing it on a 6 inch wide rim...

225/45

Old tire height: 25.07
New tire height: 24.97

In theory, a smaller tire will increase the gear ratio which will help on any car...


If you are looking for a winter tire, you want to stick with a narrower tire, as they tend to travel better in the snow with less resistance.

A 205/50 would work just fine. The Bridgestone Blizzaks are a good Winter tire I would recommend. The WS50's are one of their best (but are hard to come across in a 205/50) the LM22's tend not to have good traction on ice... it all depends on how you drive and where you live, as to what winter tire would fit your needs the best....
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I have recently fitted a set of 245/45 r17 on my 2003 gt and they f[8)]it nice and dont rub anywhere i put them on the stock 17 inch rims
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I just got some 255/40ZR/17's put on and they handle soooo much better than the stock ones. No rubbing issues either. [8)]
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You fit 255 on stock rim? Widest tire we have managed is a 235, and that was just clearing the strut.
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Now we are getting to the real reason to go with a coil over suspension. Better handling? Yes More adjustability? Yes ROOM TO FIT REAL TIRES? Yes, Yes, Yes!
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