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What size tires on 15x7 rims?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by D See 2, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. D See 2

    D See 2 Senior Member

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    Whats the widest tire you can use on a 15x7 rim with 40mm offset? They will be going on a 95 GSR with omnipower suspension. I don't want them to rub anywhere but I'd like the widest tire possible. I'm guessing 215/60-15's will fit just fine? Or will I be able to run 225/60-15's?
     
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    I think most run 205/50/15
     
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    think l_l not \_/ ....ya know
     
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    215/60's are huge sloppy messes like 44DD tits...

    205/50 is standard oversize.

    +40 is not a good offset to go much wider that 205...
     
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    im on 6.5s @ 205/50/15 and the handling is great, in all weather.
     
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    205 50 15 is the norm, i wouldnt get anything BUT that size.
     
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    205/50 or 215/50 (if you can find it). The other sizes you listed are WAY too tall for the GSR.
     
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    you will have the handling of a mid 90s taurus
     
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    Nah, maybe a late 90s jellybean Taurus. Those were a little better. Shitty, but still better than the Taurus Robocop drove.

    :lmao:

    Those tire sizes you listed would slow you down because they would make your final gearing a bit taller, plus the larger diameter would rub in your fender-wells.
     
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    Thanks fellas... :thumbsup:
     
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    I run 205/50's on my 7" wheels and they are fabulous. 215/50 is going to be taller, so your acceleration will take a small hit.
     
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