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Peterg22000 04-23-2006 04:13 PM

What size will i need?
 
As you guys know i go myself a set of GXP wheels for my car but now i need to know what size rubber i will need to prechase for them because i know from my old test fit i did last year the stock GXP tire size is to tall and would through off my speedo. So what do i need?

my current tires; 225/60R16
GXP tire size; 235/50R18

I would also like to know what tires you guys would recomend, I am a very aggressive driver and i like to drive fast (never hit my limiter but i would like to (128mph))

ELMACHOGERACHO 04-23-2006 04:15 PM

your speedo will be off no matter what.

Peterg22000 04-23-2006 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ELMACHOGERACHO
your speedo will be off no matter what.

how do you figure?, as long as i get a tire thats total hight is the same as my current size (low profile tire) it would be fine

ELMACHOGERACHO 04-23-2006 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Peterg22000
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Originally Posted by ELMACHOGERACHO
your speedo will be off no matter what.

how do you figure?, as long as i get a tire thats total hight is the same as my current size (low profile tire) it would be fine

but with the fact that you are going from a 16" to a 18", you might be able to get a tire with a small enough side wall, but i dont know if i would. remember what happened to handdrummans rims?

Ryan 04-23-2006 04:23 PM

Plus it would make ride=shit.

1993 SLE 04-23-2006 05:40 PM

if you use the tires you listed Pete....your speedo will read 60 mph when you are actually traveling 61.4 mph

Peterg22000 04-23-2006 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
if you use the tires you listed Pete....your speedo will read 60 mph when you are actually traveling 61.4 mph


those were just for referance so you know what sizes are on both factory rim, i need to know what size tire i will need to get accurate readings on the speedo, i know the number i put there wouldnt be what i needed :roll:

toastedoats 04-23-2006 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Peterg22000
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Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
if you use the tires you listed Pete....your speedo will read 60 mph when you are actually traveling 61.4 mph


those were just for referance so you know what sizes are on both factory rim, i need to know what size tire i will need to get accurate readings on the speedo, i know the number i put there wouldnt be what i needed :roll:

your NEVER GOING TO GET IT PERFECT, the stock GXP size will be as close as is possible, the gxp will only be off by 3.28% which is very low, and as your tires wear they are in a constant state of change, a brand new tire will read a couple % off of what a bald tire will read on the speedo.

Also, differnt manufacturers of tires will make a difference, a dunlop 225/60/16 may be 1/4inch different diameter than a michelin 225/60/16

1993 SLE 04-23-2006 05:50 PM

ok..... if you go with a

225/50/18 you speedo will be .5 slower
235/50/15 your speedo will read 1.4 mph slower


that is the closest you can get....i would not recommend the 225 tho because they will not look right on the rim....a 1.4 mph is nothing to be worried about

handdrumman 04-23-2006 05:51 PM

OK.....I'm running 225/45/18, and u could go a bit taller and
i would suggest too because of my rim issues!!


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