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Old 02-08-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Ok guys i'm getting ready to get a new set of tires for my baby and was wondering wat to go with? does any one have any recommendations? i'm looking to get some 205/50/15's unless i'm able to fit a 215/50/15 on my stock rims? and if so would any one recommend it? or would i be ok with a 205's? thanx guys for the help.


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Thanks CKA!

I would recommend that you start here with your tire selection:

Read First: Selecting the Best Tires for YOU

Give that a go and we can help from there.
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Yeah, give us your answers to those questions and we can help you a lot more

if youre just looking for cheap ones to hold you over I have a set that will work for a good while (REALLY cheap).

im running 195's right now and the lateral grip is sub-par. 195/60 is a good sidewall height. not perfect, but good. 16" wheels with 205/50 would be better performers. 15" wheels with 205/50 are gonna be shorter than stock, giving you slower gearing and screwing up your speedometer. i believe 205/55 is the proper "plus one".

215 is a LOT to stretch over just 7 inches. I wouldnt do it for a daily driver.
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215 is a LOT to stretch over just 7 inches. I wouldnt do it for a daily driver.
How do you figure? The stock tire size on the SVT's (a 17"x7") is 215/45-17...so it's not a LOT to "stretch" over 7"...however, over 6" (the width of the stock 15" wheels), I wouldn't do it...I'd stick to a 205/55-15 or the stock 195/60-15 sizes...

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How do you figure? The stock tire size on the SVT's (a 17"x7") is 215/45-17...so it's not a LOT to "stretch" over 7"...however, over 6" (the width of the stock 15" wheels), I wouldn't do it...I'd stick to a 205/55-15 or the stock 195/60-15 sizes...

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I meant 6". thanks mike
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I meant 6". thanks mike
I figured as much, not a problem Pete.

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ok i read the other thread. i do drive my car very aggressive, i like to take corners fast. so something with a some sticking power would be nice. the reason i wanna drop down to a 50 side wall is because i really like the way they look with a 50 series side wall, yes i know that the spedo will be off not to worried about that can get a tune to fix, i also know that the ride will be a rougher and that it will bump the gearing up a little. i also know that it will lower the car a little bit more. as for price i'm looking for the best bang for the buck. i also tend to track my car alot, every tuesday out at irp, and i'm wanting to start autox it this summer. thanx for the help guys if theres any thing else u guys need to know let me know.
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I would look at the following:

Goodyear Eagle F1

Michilen Pilot

Kuhmo Ecsta

BF Goodrich

Your budget will dictate the rest, but these should suit your needs.
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I would look for a set of used 16" wheels (or 17, but generally those are more pricey). it will be worth it.

BF Goodrich g-Force Sport

hands down. best "bang for the buck" since they will last you 20-25k miles and still keep you on the podium at the track.

and you will have to tell me more about these tuesdays at irp. lol
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