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Old 02-20-2006, 12:03 PM   #21
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Keep in mind these are 235s on 17inch rims..... not the OE 16inch
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Makes no difference. The tire sidewall is your widest point regardless.
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235 and 245 will clear all hardware at full lock on the steering no problem. MIGHT be getting close at 245, but nothing major.

With a little work, Gordy did 255'* on his 95.

This is for 92-99'*. Not sure about other gens. Rumor has it the 87-91 crowd have a little less room in the wells up front, but the 2000'* have a little more?
255'* fit, but at full stearing lock they rub slightly on the frame protector. In the rear you need to hammer back the welded lips inside the wheel well to avoid puncture on shock compression. Otherwise, those tires handeled awesome!!!!
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So 255s fit eh?

So 235s should be safe.... as well as 245s?

The wider the better....
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The wider the better....
Ah.... that brings back memories of wide track Grand Prix commercials.....


Ok, back on topic. Go with the 245s!
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I have 245-45s
no rub at all
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I have 245-45s
no rub at all
You're also a G-body.......

I'm going to be ordering these tires online.... you guys 100% sure 245s will fit w/o any rubbing?

I know where most of you live.... so be honest
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You're also a G-body.......
???? G-Body? His sig says he'* an SLE?
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You're also a G-body.......
???? G-Body? His sig says he'* an SLE?
I thought all 2000+ were G bodys....
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You're also a G-body.......
???? G-Body? His sig says he'* an SLE?
I thought all 2000+ were G bodys....
they are a G/H
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