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Old 02-28-2008, 12:50 AM   #1
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What'* the maximum wheel size allowed for my '97 SSEi? Stock tires are P225 60 16 and the rims are 16x7. If I use the same tires, what'* the largest aftermarket rim I can get, 17", 18", 19"? I'm thinking of getting chrome rims.
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I could be wrong, but I belive that'* as big as you can go. I have teh same car and asked at a tire shop. I was told cant go any wider. It'* a clearence thing.

As for the wheel size, that I'm not sure on. I belive you can go up to 19 as long as the tire size is the same.
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I think you are confused. If you go to a higher size rim, then you need to get that same size tire. So you wont be able to use your stock tires.
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you can fit 20s.....22s with a little work.

I ran 18'* on my 98 with 245x45s
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you can fit 20s.....22s with a little work.
on stock tires?? they aren't even that tall are they?
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I don't know of any 22'* on the 92-99 body style, but 22'* fit on the 2000+

Go to: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html to check tire sizes

a 235/55/R17 (stock 00 tire) is very close to a 245/30/R22... 2.2% off
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I think he means keeping the stock overall tire height.

I believe the largest you can go that way is a 20", 245/35R20. Make sure you don't go bigger than 8" wide on the rim though.
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