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Old 02-07-2004, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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need winter tires! will 195/60/R15 work on a 5th gen

Hey,
I need some winter tires badly. my car has been sliding all over the place for a month with my Potenza's.

I want to just get some cheap steel wheels and winter tires. I found some Blizzaks and steel wheels but the only size in stock for my car is 15 inch wheels with 195/60/15 tires.

Will that work??? I know it will look lame, but there is a lot of snow in wisconsin, and I would rather have fugly wheels for a few months than wreck my car.

Has anyone else put 15's on there car for daily driving? What about 195/60's?

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195/60-R15 is the perfect size for a 5th gen Lude.
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I'd worry a little about brake clearance with 15" steelies, but other than that - should work great. Just do a test fit or buy from somebody reputable that has fit them before.
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I have 15" Honda CRV steel rims and they clear the calipers. Others have generic steel rims and they clear as well. Although I agree with El Paalo, try before you buy.

CRV rims are hubcentric as well, so those would be your best bet.
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Great point about hubcentric steelies. I don't think hubcentricity is necessary, assuming 5 extra seconds of care is given when mounting, but it's definately a bonus. Nice to know about a stock cheap wheel that fits too.

If that's not in the wheel/tire faq, it should be added.
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That size was recommended on TireRack... They are reputable IMO. They don't have any 16's in stock, so that was listed as an alternate size.

That should be fine then, right?


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Unless they have an absurdly high offset, 15's will fit well over the stock brakes. I picked up a universal set from a local tire chain for $30 a wheel, and I pair them w/ 185/65-15 snow tires. The 195/60 size also works well.
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If Tirerack is providing the wheels, they will fit fine. They test-fit every car they sell stuff for. The 15"ers should be ideal for the winter - and inexpensive too. Also, narrow is better for snow tires, and they're cheaper too.

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