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Old 04-27-2009, 10:44 PM   #11
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Ok, ya, the wife did grumble a little bit about the intercooler. She grumbling about the Hoosier slicks too, and those arn't even on the car yet. But I swear, I only have 3 more MODs to go, then I'm done.
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Haha, you guys might be right. But for now, I'm sticking with my 'no major mods for now' stance....for now.
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I need to worry about tires and that dang crackling speaker first.

Now, to go 255 or stay with 235....hmm....
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I need to worry about tires and that dang crackling speaker first.

Now, to go 255 or stay with 235....hmm....
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255 no. You will have rubbing problems. 245 should be OK. Some have rubbing problems with 245 and others do not. I'm running 245 on my car with no rubbing. The off set of the wheels will determine how close you get.
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Oh, I thought a few others had said they ran 255 with no problems. I don't really know if I want to change the overall diameter of my tires by going with the 245 though. 245/55 and I'm bigger, 245/50 and I'm smaller, correct?

Maybe just stick with stock and save the speedo being off. Although, when I put 245/50 16s on my Mark VIII (stock is 225/60 16) it didn't bother me much.

What tires are you running? I'll probably order from Tire Rack or Discount Tires and have them mounted locally. Hoping to get rid of my slight vibration. There are quite a few local shops w/ road force balancing available so I'll start with that.

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I went with a slightly smaller then stock tire. I went from 235/60/16 to a 245/45/17. With my wheel off set I could get a 255 on with rubbing. Like I said, it really depends on the off set.
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Oh well I've got the stock 17" chrome wheels. I might just keep it simple and go w/ the 235s and save any trouble.
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