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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone tell me what the widest tire is that I can put on a 97 TBird Sport with stock wheels and OE tires that are 225/60/16's. Are 235/55/17's the widest while not making the speedo off too much?

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If you're going with 17" rims I'd go 245/50/17

to match the OEM 225/60/16.

You can check sizes with this tire app. It's a great tool.

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Can someone tell me what the widest tire is that I can put on a 97 TBird Sport with stock wheels and OE tires that are 225/60/16's. Are 235/55/17's the widest while not making the speedo off too much?

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I'm running 225/55/17 GoodYear F1 tires all around on mine..Which is almost exactly the same diameter as the 225/60/16..

IMO running more sidewall=more comfortable ride..



You could run those 235/55/17 tires..

Your speedometer will read slower then your actual speed with that size though..

Which means when your speedometer says you're going 55Mph..

You might actually be going 60Mph..




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I'm not sure but I think he meant 235/55-16. Not 17.

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