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Old 01-22-2013, 06:02 AM   #96407
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Originally Posted by wordyahurdd View Post
Ok, back to my question. Best tire size for my wheels. 205/45/16 or 215/45/16 or 205/50/16 or 205/40/16 or 215/40/16

Also open to any suggestions for cleaning these corroded wheels
some air craft stripper would potentially work but would also eat the rest of the clear coat off.

the 205/50/16 and the 225/45/16 are the same diameter and also the shortest diameter so for track use those would be my choices.

both are able to be mounted on a 7" rim tirerack lists the ranges for the 205 as 5.5-7.5 rim width while the 225 is listed as 7-8.5 rim width

the 205 is going to look a bit more square/stanced sidewall while the 225 will look a bit pinched.

the 225 would be faster on the track time-wise but the 205 will give better "feel" for what the car is doing by having a more responsive tire profile.

these are just the tire sizes listed for the new star spec 2 215's would be another option from others perhaps.

heres what the 225 looks like on a 7" wide wheel

and heres the 205
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