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Old 10-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Wider rims and tires for 2007 SES?

It time for tires for me. I was wondering if anyone has installed wider (6"?) tires and rims on their car. Probably sounds silly given its an economy car. Just curious. The tires on their now seem sort of skinny so I thought this might be a good time to go wider. The rims do not have to be anything special. If I could find the same style but just wider I could be happy. I thought something like a 245 or 255mm wide would be good but I want to be sure the overall diameter of the tires remains the same because I don't want the speedometer/odometer thrown off. If nobody has any ideas then I will just replace the tires. Which brings up another question. Should I replace with the standard Pirelli's or go with something else. In case I sell the car I want the car to be as close to original as possible. Thanks.


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Old 10-25-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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17x7 wheels are a popular size around here although, they are typically paired with a 205 or 215.45 series tire. Going wider than that and you start getting into rubbing/fitment issues.

This will give you a good idea about changing tire/wheel sizes, typically you want to stay within 5% difference.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

There are several tire threads here on recommendations for tires, i suggest you search those out. We also have a tirerack rep on the forums, Julian. They'd be able to help you as well
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