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Old 07-18-2002, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the biggest size tire i can fit on my stock rims

I've got a 2001 sh and want some sticky tires. I want the flaken azenis but i can't find a good place to buy them and i don't know what sizes i can put on my stock tires.
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I'm using 225/50R16's on stock rims.
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i'm going with 215/45/16 falken's
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215/45 is da biggest you should go with ok performance..

225 is too wide and you will get lotsa roll over if you corner hard
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215/45 is da biggest you should go with ok performance..

225 is too wide and you will get lotsa roll over if you corner hard
I have to agree on the 225/45/16. I had those and the wear marks went pretty high on the sidewall. I also felt that they tracked the car on highways.
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I disagree. Rollover? I had LESS with 225's than I did with 205's. The problem that I think occurs is that the contact patch is too bowed and actually reduces the patch to, well, probably what it is with a 205/215. But I didn't have any rollover.

I haven't tried a 215 but I suspect it would probably work as well as a 225 but at a lower price. I think anything over 215 is probably wasted.
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The 215-45-16 Azenis are closer to 225's. They are wider than most. My 205's are wider than my 215 Toyo's
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I ran 225/45/16s with no problems whatsoever
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I've got 225/50/16 Kumho Supras 712 and were originally on the stock SH rims (16x6.5). And they performed well, but now I have them on some Primax 744's which are 16x7 wide and they perform even better. This tire is recommended for a 7" wide wheeel and that probably makes the performance. These tires stick like glue, even in the rain. I never slow down for an exit anymore, just keep my foot in it and enjoy the "e-ticket" ride. Scares the hell out of the passenger! And never have a 'roll' problem, no sidewall wear. Just keep the pressure correct.
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remember a 225 is suppose to go on a 7.5 inch wide rim not our 6.5
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I have a set of 225/45/15 A520s on my stock rims. You can definitely tell that they are too wide. The sidewall is quite bowed. I am sure the contact patch isn't optimal, and tire grip isn't any better than a 205, but it looks better IMO.

If you want wide tires, buy a 7 or 7.5 wide rim. On a 6.5, 205 is about as wide as you can go and still get a nice flat contact patch.
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