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Old 01-23-2004, 02:41 PM   #11
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It can handle it no problem. We checked the specs on the depth ranges in the wells, all the offsets look good, and the width of the SSEi rims work dead on with the 255'*

Its bigger then SUV wheels

The car will look good tinted and chromed with big meats like that..

Next few months its all coming together
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its gonna look badass the wheel wells are gonna be nice and full!
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Those rims and tires are gonna really make that Aurora stand out! I have been looking at wheels and tires for my STE, because in my opinion my stock wheels are ugly, but I can't find wheels that I like, so I may just get some bigger tires. I have been looking at 255/50/16 and I think that 255 is a good width IMO. 255 is 10", and 10" wide is just about right for most larger cars I think. Your 235'* are only 9.25" wide, so the new 255'* are 3/4" wider, which doesn't sound like much, but it should make a pretty big difference.

Just to let you know, your speedometer is going to read .2% fast with those new tires.

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Quite right Shawn.

One of the major factors that I considered was maintaining stock width. I don't want to deal with tranny or gearing issues, seeing that everything is electronically controlled. The new meats give me a diameter of 27.1...but I'm repeating now...

So...I was looking at tirerack.com today, after I got the $215-225 installed quote (per tire) and found em for sale online for $101 USD!!!. Since Tirerack is one of the more expensive sites to buy tires (cuz its so well known) does anyone know of any other sites on the web where I can look for these tires



http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I know the page says Bonneville SSEi, but the bolt pattern, diameter, offset all works for my Aurora. And the SSEi rims are 8" wide...perfect for these tires
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I can save a few bux per if I stay away from the Z rating...

255/50VR17 is fine too...$94 USD per
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http://www.tires.com

discount tire....at the store or direct to your door!
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Yea...theres were more expensive for the Kumhos then on Tirerack...$12'* more each

Maybe shipping makes the difference
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I Just bought The Kumho ECSTA KH11 for mine.



Check out the link.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ode=ECSTA+KH11

Talk about a change in handling... Holy *#$%^T. These made all the difference.

I also changed from 16" to 17" went to a 245-50-17.

This next link is a tire size calculator / comparator.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Hope it helps
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The overall diameter was maintained?

I take it you had 225/60R16s'?...the 235'* have forced me to go 255 to keep the numbers jivin

Good to hear yer happy with the Kumhos
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