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Jase
07-28-2004, 12:59 PM
I am going to get some tires for my wheels I cant remember the width i need to buy.
215 50 16?
225 50 16?

i know they are going to be stretched a bit.

Jase:confused:

gsbadbmr
07-28-2004, 03:13 PM
That would be a question AndreNY could answer. Now hurry up and put your damn car together:D

-gsbadbmr

AndreNY
07-28-2004, 03:54 PM
if you want a streched look then 215/40 or 225/35 but if you dont want them to strech then 225/45

DO NOT USE a 50 profile it will look awful the handling will be bad, and you will most likely rub

qimis
07-28-2004, 05:51 PM
215/40/16 *th-up*

hehe thanks jer !

jeremy
07-28-2004, 06:20 PM
^ 214 ?

Skunk#1
07-28-2004, 08:14 PM
if you stretch them do you worry about the bead poping off?

AndreNY
07-28-2004, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Skunk#1
if you stretch them do you worry about the bead poping off?

yes good point

im sure this guy must be very worried

http://members.roadfly.com/andrejny/streched.jpg

Skunk#1
07-28-2004, 08:36 PM
i like the look, but i drive to agressive to have tires that stretched. andreNY do you still have the ground control suspension? and do you still hate it?

Mystikal
07-28-2004, 09:29 PM
He changed to KW, and yes he hated it.

I love mine though. :)

Jase
08-01-2004, 09:09 PM
If i am running a 16x9 and a 16x 7.5 what would be the size tire for the front so they match well.
Jase

AndreNY
08-01-2004, 11:08 PM
205/45/16 for 16X7.5 and 215/40/16 for 16X9's

Jase
08-02-2004, 12:19 AM
thanks man *th-up*

Ace318i
08-02-2004, 10:02 AM
Hey man, I will suggest you a 215/40R16 Falken or Dunlop SP 9000 tires. Nice euro look:D

ara325
08-02-2004, 10:17 AM
Isn't 215 too narrow for a 9" rim? Apparently the tire profile should be such that you maintain the correct 'stock' wheel height. This will also keep your speedo more accurate. If it's worth anything, here's my setup:

Front: 16x7 wearing 205/50/16
Rear: 16x8 wearing 225/45/16

Just my unofficial 2 cents...

Mystikal
08-02-2004, 12:51 PM
j00 don't know the 3uro look at all.

Jase
08-02-2004, 01:32 PM
guess what i am after is keeping the tires the same hight.Plus I dont want to stretch the rear tire too much. I want to be able to drive it without worrying about the bead popping.
Jase

Mystikal
08-07-2004, 08:04 PM
If you plan on driving hard get 225/45/16's. Perfect rolling diameter, a whole lot more rim protection.

Jase
08-07-2004, 09:55 PM
anyone have a pic on acutal fender rolling?. I was wondering if they flatten the lip and roll it 45 degrees?. or pull it pit from under and roll it all 45 degrees?

AndreNY
08-07-2004, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by Jase
I want to be able to drive it without worrying about the bead popping.
Jase

that is by far the dumbest thing i have ever heard

Jase
08-07-2004, 10:06 PM
really..i have heard some really stupid shit..thats not one of them. I have seen roads around here. Plus it seems alot of people think that a streched tire can be dangerous. If this is wrong ...please clarify..by all means. I dont want to blow a tire and tear apart a rim.

ara325
08-08-2004, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by Mystikal
j00 don't know the 3uro look at all.

I do know the euro look thanks, it's o.k...I love deep dish rims but I just don't like the way the wheels look...it's almost too exaggerated. Maybe i'd like it more with 8 or 8.5" rims instead. Either way, i've seen some really sweet euro's on this board. I especially like the blue one with the cream dash & interior.

Jase
08-11-2004, 06:31 PM
not sure why the front and rear need differnt profiles.Anyone care to explain?

Mystikal
08-11-2004, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Jase
not sure why the front and rear need differnt profiles.Anyone care to explain?

To keep the same rolling diameter despite varying widths?

Jase
08-19-2004, 01:45 PM
Is there a way for me to run 225/45 on the back with out rubbing?. What wouldne the front size 215 50? or 205 50?. I know that they fit in the front with the drop I have.
Jase

RageHard
08-19-2004, 03:25 PM
What about 225/40's all around?

Jase
08-19-2004, 03:30 PM
Mystikal said someting regarding having a higer profile in the front for the same rolling diameter due to the wider rear wheel.

Jase
08-19-2004, 09:34 PM
bump

Mystikal
08-19-2004, 10:34 PM
225/45/16 in the back, 205/50/16 in the front to keep stock rolling diameters.

Jase
08-19-2004, 10:45 PM
thanks man.

sok
08-21-2004, 11:27 AM
i'm running 225/50/16 in the rear of my e30 lowered on obx coils,
and it rubs a lot. and the negative camber just wears out the inner tire in about one or two seasons. but this is the setup on my car.

ara325
08-21-2004, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by sok
i'm running 225/50/16 in the rear of my e30 lowered on obx coils,
and it rubs a lot. and the negative camber just wears out the inner tire in about one or two seasons. but this is the setup on my car.

I had that problem...get 225/45/16's and have the innerwells rolled and you're cured. *th-up*