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RIMS/TIRE SIZE

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Old 06-21-2007, 02:35 PM
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my cuz is givin me hisrims/ tires cuz theysold there car. Therealmost brand new now his tires are205/40/16 mine right now are 195/70R14... think theyll fit.. thanx for helpin a brother out...
 
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:40 PM
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o and i forgot 2 tell u what kind of car i have..lol...97 eclipse rs...*shrug*..savin for a gsx..thanx again...
 
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:16 AM
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that shoud fit im runnin 16's not to sure on the tire size though.
 
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:01 AM
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They'll fit free of rub, they just are a very low size (sidewall)
 
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:54 AM
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You can't just look to see if it rubs or if it will even fit. You also have to consider the overall diameter. If you get the wrong overall sizing, your speedo will be off. Too small of a diameter, you'll get a speedo that will show too fast of the actual speed. Too big and you'll get a speedo that will show too slow..do you follow me?
Here's some DSM wheel info..
http://www.vfaq.com/mods/macross/2Gfitment.html
Here's a useful wheel calculator..
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCal...?action=submit
 
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:17 AM
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great source.

mine are way too fat.

225's. should be 205 or 215 i was told by silver
 
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:26 AM
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when i have to go buy tires i want to get a low profile tire is there special size numbers for that?
 
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:49 AM
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i think they will, im running 235/40/18's
 
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:50 AM
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Don't get me wrong, you can run whatever size you like, just know that the speedo won't match up with the actual wheel speed. I wouldn't go too big though because that's added stress on the drivetrain.
One day you might forget that you've got some heavy 'ol wheels on and launch and break the axles...do I need to show what happened to that donk at the track again, lmao.
 
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:56 PM
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the overall diameter isnt going to be much of a difference between the 14s to the 16s if you look your going from a 195/70 which is a high sidewall tire. to a most likely either 205 or 215/ 45 or 50 if you line the tires up side by side i will say MAYBE a 2 inch difference in height between the 2. Your not going to be able to notice a difference in your speedo inless you went with like 20's or something ridiculous like that! ,and like silver said the larger wheels do cause stress on the drive train. but 16's with decent tires are not going to be a problem.
 

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