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Old 07-19-2003, 12:20 AM   #1
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Do any of you know what is the largest size rubber I can mount on my '92 SSE stock rims without:

1. Having clearance problems?

2. Without throwing my speedo out of sync?

I'm running 225 60 16'* now. I'm thinking of going with 235 50 16'*.

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Do any of you know what is the largest size rubber I can mount on my '92 SSE stock rims without:

1. Having clearance problems?

2. Without throwing my speedo out of sync?

I'm running 225 60 16'* now. I'm thinking of going with 235 50 16'*.

Thanks
Your tire is wider.. and lower profile then taller.. I don' think you will have a clearance problem and your speedo while slightly be off 1-5 kmh on highway speed.. however I'm hopeing you're not going to use the same rims.. as it'* generally not good to have a fatter tire than rim.. this may allow the tire to blow off your rims in hard turns..
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Check out this site. It is in our techinfo section under tire sizes.

http://www.c5-corvette.com/tirecalc.htm

You can put in you size of tire and have it cacluate every tire and wheel size that stays within a specified difference. It will also calculate the error for your speedometer and odometer from two inputed tire sizes. It is awsome.

The tire you suggested shows it is accually shorter than the stock by 1.38" most tire places recommend staying within .5" to keep the speed and odom close.
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Check out this site. It is in our techinfo section under tire sizes.

http://www.c5-corvette.com/tirecalc.htm


The tire you suggested shows it is accually shorter than the stock by 1.38" most tire places recommend staying within .5" to keep the speed and odom close.
O yea

I forgot about that.. good thinkin parallelcircuits
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It is a 16'' wheel. You could could run 245s like willwren said they 255s require ajustments
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SSEi95 is running very SEXY 255'*. Talk to him about what he had to tweak.
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245/50/16'* fit no problem, plus there is only a 1mph difference in the speedo at the MOST.
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That'* what I'm looking at next time around.
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That'* what I'm looking at next time around.
I'll be doing it next week.
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Hag.

I know where you live, and I have a lugwrench.
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