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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Any problems with two different sized tires front and back

Well i came across some old mustang wheels, which i have had redrilled to the proper lug arrangment. 2 of the tires were in very good condition, and 2 werent. So i mounted 225 60 R16s and put them on back. From my memory those are the same diamter as stock 15's and 16's for a bird. Now the front wheels have 225 50 R 16s. Noticbly smaller in diameter. Now i put the smaller wheels on the front because i didn't want to have to screw with the speedo and all that, and it would just look wierd if i had them on back. But is there any problems with having a smaller diamter tire than stock on the front? I can't think of anything more than more wear at higher speeds?

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225/50r16 front, 245/50r16 rear

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alright cool, didn't think so, but it looks a little wierd because i still have the stock suspension, so it doesn't quite fill the wheel wells right

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225/50r16 front, 245/50r16 rear

no problems here
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<---- 245/45/17 up front.. 255/50/17 in rear
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225/60/16 up front, 235/55's in the rear (temporarily)

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If you have ABS, too much of a tire size variation can confuse the ABS sensors. Not sure how much you can get away with...........
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i haven't had any problems with it yet, but i've never had to really get on my brakes yet. I try not to get on them too much because they are so weak to begin with, so i don't want to have to replace rotors and everything again because i warped them.

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If you have ABS, too much of a tire size variation can confuse the ABS sensors. Not sure how much you can get away with...........

Coincidentally I was just asking a tire shop in Topeka about this last Friday. According to them you can have a +/- variance of 3% before the ABS gets thrown off.


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ive got 215/75/15 snowtires on the back and 205/60/15 all seasons on the front, looks friggin stupid, but the tires were free., im most likedly gonna mount some 195/65/15s off my moms benz on the stock fanwheels after i lower the car for ****s n giggles just to see what it looks like, im sure ill still prefer my kongi 17s (225/55s)

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