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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-01-2002, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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16x7.5" What tire size?

I'm putting these 16x7.5" Borbet wheels on for the winter, and I'm getting tires today. My '94 LX is lower 1.5" so I don't have near as much tire well to fill, so I was thinking something like 245/55 or 245/50.

Any suggestions?? The roads here SUCK so I don't want to lose too much sidewall.
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I'd buy 4 15" steel wheels and run some 205/70-15s.

at the least run some 225/60-16s.




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i just swap on my stock rims come winter time. which reminds me, as soon as there's a semi-warm day down here, i need to take the cobra's off, wash and wax 'em, then put 'em in storage

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Um... I can't stand the stockers, and these 16x7.5's are cheap. Any size suggestions for the new tires?
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225/60-16.




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225/60-16.

You think 235 would be too much?
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i would say run some 225/60-16's also

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For the winter?

You actually want a taller skinny tire for winter driving, so 215/60/16 fronts, and 225/60/16, or 235/60/16 max on the rears would be my choice, your location , maybe 70, or 75 aspect ratio for far north, like, say 'Minnesnota', and thank the Lord I moved to Fl. LOL
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if you get alot of snow there go with a skinny tall tire cus you will get better control in the snow..

on my bird, when it was running, i had 225s in the summer and 215s in the winter

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Thanks everyone for your opinions.

I'm looking to go with 235's because the car won't leave the driveway if there is any snow on the streets, I have a pickup for those days.

I just want to be sure that 235/55 16 won't cause an issue with clearance, front or back.
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then why bother getting different tires?

235/60-16 is closer to stock.




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then why bother getting different tires?

Why get different tires? I said in my first post that these Borbet wheels are for the winter, and they're 16" so the tires on the stock rims won't fit.
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235-55-16 fits very nicely, and are only about 1/2" smaller than the stock diameter tires ... so you don't end up with a big gap between the tire and fender openings ...


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