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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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So I've been through most of the threads and every time i read about someone having the sport rims they refer to a 15" rim size... mine are 16"..

First question is how WIDE the rim is?...

Second is how wide a tire I can put on them without rubbing?..

I plan on staggering sizes cuz I have tire hookups down here.. so I want wide as I can get safely on back and prolly just go stockers on the front... they were 225/60/16 when I bought the car... Here's a pic:

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i think i had 245x45 dunlops on my sport rims way back when.

i dont know for sure on the width of the rims, i think they might be 7 but dont quote me onthat.

sport rims are and always will be 16" same as supercoupe rims.

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7 inches wide, is correct.

245 - 255 series tires are the widest you want to put on those wheels.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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K! cool so i wanna go 255 then! what do ya figure is a proper sidewall hieght? i was thinking 255/40.. that cool?
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Go to tirerack.com (or some place similiar) and pick/search a tire size, select "specs" and see what the recommended range is for that size.

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255-40 is going to be way too short. Most do 245-50's on the sport rims even though they are about an inch shorter than stock. You can go wider to 255-50's but they look too pinched on the rim in my opinion.

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255-40 is going to be way too short. Most do 245-50's on the sport rims even though they are about an inch shorter than stock. You can go wider to 255-50's but they look too pinched on the rim in my opinion.

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Yeah, I went to tire rack and the 255/50's were the smallest size I could find on the sidewall so Ima try it and see... If I didnt say it before I have the connection so if anything we can put them on drive a couple days and change if needed... Thank you guys for your help!
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Go with a more common tire size, price and tire availability will be in your favor

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