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Old 02-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdog913 View Post
OEM Wheel Sizes:
15X6
16X6.5
16X7
17X7
18X8

OEM Tire Sizes:
195/65R15
215/55R16
215/50R17
235/40R18
Hey, is it just me who see's a number of non sport-package equipped / steel wheel equipped SE sedans, which have a much more bulbous sidewall, with their 16" steelies, than the S cars (they are all sedans), with their 15" steelies?

The tire section width increase -- 20 mm (over the 195's on the 15" wheels) gives a hell of a lot more sidewall bulge than the 195's on 15.

There's 20mm more tire section width, on supposedly 12.7mm more rim width. That's 7.3 mm more bulge... i.e. 3.65mm more bulge per side.

I don't see that as even visible, noticeable. That's just over 1/8th of an inch.

Therefore, I think the 15" steelies are 6.5" wide.

Y'all may not care.... but I would conclude that the 15" steelie equipped S sedan, handles more tautly than a non-Sport Package SE sedan.... As for the Hatches, I would bet that they get slightly wider wheels, in steel...
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