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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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im thinking of ditching my 225/60/16's for some 245/55/16's....my tire shop (les schwab) advised not running any wider tire than a 225 on a 7in wheel....but ive seen plenty of pics of members doing this....the reason im going with a 55 series is because with the 245 its the exact same height as my current tires.....and im not sacraficing any more wheel well gap....so what the verdict?

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Sounds great except for one thing. Good luck finding a 245/55. I went with a 245/50. Easier to find, cheaper to buy, and VERY close to the same size.

I think there are some "Sport Truck" tires in a 245/55

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If you're looking for a higher end tire, that size is available in the Toyo Proxes T1R. Their specs show a range of 7.0 to 8.5" wheel for the 245/55R16.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 09:55 PM
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Alot of tire dealers have thier own opinion on what tires you should have on your car. I've evan had a place (sears) tell me they woln't sell me a set of tires cause they said the tires are not as strong... (all though the ones i picked had a higher load rating. They were wider and a shorter side wall.) If you run into people that treat you like that you should just walk out and find a better shop.
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ok so whats the deal here... is the 96-97 mn12 have a wider rim? because my 89,93,and 95 all have 6.5" rims bead to bead... is there something im missing here? lol
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Originally Posted by stickysilvertbird View Post
ok so whats the deal here... is the 96-97 mn12 have a wider rim? because my 89,93,and 95 all have 6.5" rims bead to bead... is there something im missing here? lol
The 15" wheels are 6.5 inches wide, but as far as I know all the 16" wheels that came on these cars are 7 inches wide.

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