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Old 03-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Looking for wheels and tires, need advice.

Want now wheels and tires for my 97 SSEi. What is the widest tire I can put on my car without having to recalibrate my speedometer? I was considering getting 17" wheels but will have to look at the price difference between 16". I'm looking at getting 4 tires and wheels, these would be summer only tires and I woudl get snow tires for winter. I'll mount them on the stock rims.

Was looking at a set of Fuzion ZRI 225/55R16 These have an overall diameter of 25.7" and a width of 9'1" I think stock is 26.6" and 8'9"

Looked at a set of 255/45R17, these are 26.1" in diameter but 10.1" wide. I'm thinking that'* a bit wide. Theres also a set of 245/45R17 that'* 25.7" and 9.6" My guess is this is a bit wide as well?

So if anyone can give me limits on width, hight, etc. I can look some more. Thanks
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why not a 245/50/17?
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Those are not on the list of fuzion tires. Not liking this list. Think I may look elsewhere. Sears has some nice Firehawks.

http://www.sears.com/shc/*/p_10153_1...Name=All+Tires

These are 16", but it'* a good price and they look to be good tires.
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I strongly suggest buying tires from this web site https://www.tiresavings.com/tireShop...n=findCombined Tire prices are much cheaper and they ship them to your door. I 4 Fuzion HRi tires for 42$ a tire.They took less than a week to ship. These tires have plenty of grip. The ZRi'* should have more there only 73 a tire at the 225/60/16 size.
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I'm running 245/55/16'* on the Zilla and my speedo is only 0.1% off.
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www.tirerack.com and www.tires.com are good choices for both rims and tires.

the first link allows you to view your car with the different styles and sizes.
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I'm running 245/55/16'* on the Zilla and my speedo is only 0.1% off.
What do you think about 245/45R17? They seem to be nearly the same size as 245/55R16.

245/45R17
Speed Rating: W
Service Index: 95W
RPM: 811
Overall Tire Diameter (in.): 25.7
Overall Section Width (in.): 9.6
Measuring Rim Width (in.): 8.0
Approved Rim Widths (in.): 7.5-9.0
Tread Width (in.): 8.6
Tread Depth (32nd"): 10
Static Load Radius (in.): 11.9
Sidewall Style: BW
Weight (lb.): 27
UTQG Rating: 320 A A
Article #: 027447
Warranty Information

http://www.thefuzionzone.com/zri.asp
245/45R17

Considering these wheels for those tires.
http://www.sears.com/shc/*/p_10153_1...=Custom+Wheels
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Using this http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html .

I used the stock tire size (225/60-16) and going to a 245/45-17 would make your speedo read 60MPH when you are actually going 57.9 MPH

Using willwren'* new size, the speedo reads 60 MPH when you're actually going 60.0 MPH
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Using this http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html .

I used the stock tire size (225/60-16) and going to a 245/45-17 would make your speedo read 60MPH when you are actually going 57.9 MPH

Using willwren'* new size, the speedo reads 60 MPH when you're actually going 60.0 MPH
Hmm, you know, if the tires I'm looking at here will fit my car, I may just get that intense spedo recalibration thingy. Then I can switch between my summer and winter tires without a problem. Do you think these might rub a bit? Or with they rub a lot?
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I guess i should chime in here considering i work at a sears auto center

Firestone tires are NOT normal stock at sears and at mine we wont even order them, we just simply dont deal with firestone anymore and we barely deal with bridgestone and even then its limited at best, your best bet for them is to go to an actual firestone dealer, the price will be better anyway.

SSC wheels are garbage, run and run fast. they bend easy and they loose their coating and corrode very easy.
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