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Would this tire fit on my 97 bird?
245\45\16

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Check here.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

It is a great site for making comparisons on tire and wheels sizes.


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It would fit but it would be to small (short) for a 16" rim.

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Do you mean it would look too small?

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it would look too small, and be too small to support the weight of your vehicle. will they fit, yes, will they work well, no.
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They would also make your speedo about 5 MPH off (too slow) Try a 245/55/16


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1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
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go with the norm 245/50/16, there's a bunch of tire choises and they are only about an inch shorter then the stock mark viii height. (is the t-bird the same??)

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What is the factory size 16" tire?


1997 Thunderbird Sport
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1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
'89 SuperCoupe front and rear sway bars
SCT Chip programmed by Lonnie Doll
255/50/16 Falken Ziex ZE-512's
True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow DI/DO muffler
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225/60/16

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97 Base- Mods: Forged motor, Eaton m112, 2.76 pully, too many mods to list..........
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the 245/50's are slightly shorter and wider, look a hell of a lot meaner then the stock size too. Throws off the speedo a couple % but nothing major

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The 245/55's are the same diameter as the stock tires. According to the website mentioned earlier.


1997 Thunderbird Sport
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Wifes Car
destined to remain stock

1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
'89 SuperCoupe front and rear sway bars
SCT Chip programmed by Lonnie Doll
255/50/16 Falken Ziex ZE-512's
True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow DI/DO muffler
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 07:59 PM
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yea they probably are, just go and see how many tires are aviliable in that size. Then see how many are aviliable in 245/50 =) you will see my point

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Ahhhhh I understand that real well. Try finding a 245/60/15 !!!


1997 Thunderbird Sport
Low Miles
Wifes Car
destined to remain stock

1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
'89 SuperCoupe front and rear sway bars
SCT Chip programmed by Lonnie Doll
255/50/16 Falken Ziex ZE-512's
True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow DI/DO muffler
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