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My tire size is P225/60R/16. My is that I am not sure what the height, length and width is. Is 225 the width 60 the thickness and I already now that 16 is the size of the rim and tire. The reason I'm asking is because I want wider tires and I wanted to know if I was correct.
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Yep... you hit it on the head... the only thing you have to worry about is if the rim would match up.. and the speed rating on the new tires.
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Ok. Right now I got these grandma Eagle GA'* that the new Intrepids use and man they suck. Good as far as touring but trying to bend a couple of corners I wouldn't suggest an amature to do it. I miss my Eagle LS. They got bald and I was going to price some RS.A'* out. No.1 Goodyear told me I would waste my money because they would see me in 2 years because the tread wear is not that great(plus the way I drive) andthat its not a good all around tire even though they have M+* on them. They are good for cornering. 2nd I got a deal with a friend and he gave me a full set of the Eagle GA'* for $150. CAN'T BEAT THAT
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Can;t go wrong for that price... it will keep more money in your pocket until later on. I would be worried about the speed rating since I believe they only come with 180- 190 KMH max rated on Intrepid ( don't quote me on it ). But it will tie you over for the winter.. and you can always keep them around for winter tires...
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I don't have my book with me but 180-190km/h whats that in english?
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I don't know... roughly 100 miles ?? I know you need a speed rated "H" tires which will do 210-220 kmh... which I guess is a little over 120 miles..
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That will be my next project in the spring time. Right now it'* under the hood and in the trunk right now.
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i run 225/55/16 Hannkook winter tires .... for the winter nice sticky good wearing tire, summer not sure i have 225/60/16 goodyrs, but may look into better ones in the spring, hopefully with new rims
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My tire size is P225/60R/16. My is that I am not sure what the height, length and width is. Is 225 the width 60 the thickness and I already now that 16 is the size of the rim and tire. The reason I'm asking is because I want wider tires and I wanted to know if I was correct.
P = Passenger Tire
225 = 225 MM in tread width
60 = sidewall height as compared to tread width (60% of 255)
R = Radial
16 = 16" Rim
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Hey DeathRat, the width is not measured in centimetres it'* millimetres 225 CM would be as wide as the whole car! Now that'* a tire!
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