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Old 06-27-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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My 95 calls for the 225/60/16 sized tires. Has/does anyone use a "different" size tire on their car with the factory 16x7" wheels?

I know on an older Mustang with 16x7'*, I could use 245/50/16'* or 225/55/16'* without the tire looking too wide for the rims, but I also know that would be shorter than the factory size...Has anyone used different size tires, and if so, what size?

I need two, so now would be the time (if there was a time) to upgrade, or make the change at all 4 corners...

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the largest you could go with out rubbing is a 245 series tire
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the largest you could go with out rubbing is a 245 series tire
so...you are saying a 245/50 will fit with no issues? hmmm....that'll probably look pretty sweet...wonder if anyone has any pics of that setup on their cars?
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I used to have 255/50 r16'* on the stock rims. The cornering was awesome.
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I was as wondering if I could run a 245 tire with out it rubbin on the stock rims.... When the tread on my tires gets low (probably not long from now ) I'll have to get some 245s


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Gordy (SSEi95) ran his 255'* with minor modifications.
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Gordy (SSEi95) ran his 255'* with minor modifications.
Which were..........
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i used to have 235/55/16 on my white 93. when i get the car fixed, i am going to get those sizes again!
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Gordy (SSEi95) ran his 255'* with minor modifications.
Which were..........
In the rear wells I had to pound the welded lip over, otherwise they fit. The shop was woried about it possibly hitting the tire under full suspension compression. ...and they also just nicked the front frame gaurds (that plastic junk) at full lock of the wheel.
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...wonder if anyone has any pics of that setup on their cars?
Talk to Seth (Smellbird)... last I knew he had 245s on his '98. It'* gotta be one of the classiest-looking Bonnies on this website.
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