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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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anyone running a 235-60-16?

i have the 225 60 on now,they need replaced though,i hear some with the sc go with the 235-60 over the 225 as it fills the wheel well up a little without lowering the car,i think theyre only bout 1/2 taller over stock
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i have the 225 60 on now,they need replaced though,i hear some with the sc go with the 235-60 over the 225 as it fills the wheel well up a little without lowering the car,i think theyre only bout 1/2 taller over stock
I currently have this size tire on my 96 using aftermarket wheels.

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i'm using that on my xr7 wheels and yeah they are a bit taller

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do they look ok,or do they look like truck tires on a car?
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I have that size (Kumho Solus KH16) on OEM 16" sport wheels and they look pretty good, and handle nice too..better than 225's, and some here have told me that it actually makes the speedo also more accurate.
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not sure if you've seen my tires... but they are truck tires... and they look awesome! in my opinion anyway
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I had 235/60-16s on my old bird, and they're what I'm gonna put on my Mark VII when it's time for tires. The bird was lowered, but that size does help fill the wheel wells, and it's a little wider too.

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i have the 225 60 on now,they need replaced though,i hear some with the sc go with the 235-60 over the 225 as it fills the wheel well up a little without lowering the car,i think theyre only bout 1/2 taller over stock
The 235's are just shy of .5" larger OD.

225/60/16 Nexxen's & new 1.5" Eibach coils:





235/60/16 Falken's on 2 year old 1.5" Eibach coils:


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looks good,thats what i'll end up with i believe...
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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I just upsized to this size rim and tire myself, based on what others were saying here. Although it looked like the upper A-arm was gonna rub while the 'burp was up on the car cradle, once lowered back to earth all was well.

Now a question: (I know I'm going about this backwards...) will I still be able to use the eibach lowering springs (1.5")with this height set up?
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 07:17 PM
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Now a question: (I know I'm going about this backwards...) will I still be able to use the eibach lowering springs (1.5")with this height set up?
Go back and read the text above my second picture.

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Thanks Chris, yes, I see I can, great. Do you have a shock recommendation while I'm switching out the springs?
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Thanks Chris, yes, I see I can, great. Do you have a shock recommendation while I'm switching out the springs?
I went with stock one's. The car is my daily driver, I like the ARC feature, and the lowering was purely cosmetic.

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