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Old 06-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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okay i searched and searched and well i guess I'm not any good at it.
I got some new rims the chrome swoopies, and I was wondering what size tire would i go with? so that my speedo wont be off by that much... I know it will be off by a little bit.. but would 235/55/17 tires be the ones i would get? Thanks Nick
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I have 17" Wheel with 235x55R17. so its the same size thats ont he 00+ SSEi'* and some SLEs

it looks nice on a 92-99, it fills the Wheel wells up nicely
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use this site to find out what you need to keep close to your speedo readings.


http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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thanks for the information on your tire.... bandit
website works great... thanks gumball

okay another question... I used that website and figure out 225-55-17 is alot closer to stock than the 235-55-17 is there a reason everyone uses them instead of the 225'*? -Nick
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if you put 225x55 on the 17"* they might look weird because the tire tread might be narrower then the wheel

best bet would to just deal with the 1 or 2 MPH your gonna be off and get the right size tires.
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sounds good to me... I was just making sure .... better than ask questions now than buy the wrong tires right Thanks Nick
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what is the size of the stock tire ?
if the 225/55-17 is close to stock then the 245/50-17 is close too.
the 225/55 is 26.7" in diameter and the 245/50 is 26.6" in diameter .
if the bigger tire will fit use it, my stock tire on my '00 SSEi was 235/55-17
but i use the 255/50-17'* and the car handles soooo much better and looks good too.

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