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Old 02-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Performance wheels and tires

I want to get some performence wheels and tires i was thinking of these http://http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?AFFCODE=AD5&target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=SE16675424108BML&wheelMake=Sport+Edition&wheelModel=SE-16&wheelFinish=Black+w%2FMach+Lip&showRear=no&autoMake=Ford&autoM odel=Focus+ZX3+Hatchback&autoYear=2000&autoModClar=&filterFinish=All&filterSize=All&filterBrand=All&filterSpecial=true&filterNew=All&filterWeight=All&sort=Brand what size tire should i go with? i was thinkin some conti dw205\50 16 would that throw of the speedo a lot or can i go to a 205\45 16 tire with no issues also will this rub at all ? oh and the speedo is for the stock 15s


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Old 02-22-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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You really botched that link up

Sport Edition SE-16 (not your fault, tire rack's link was super long and complicated)



205.50/16 is the stock size..usually best to still to those.
I suggest playing the differences in tire size here
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

+/- 2% is pretty safe and wont be noticeable but going down to 205/45 is closer to 3.5% difference and the tires will be pricier.

What suspension are you running? The main reason for going shorter over in diameter is for fitment when you are really low and that lower offset, et40, on a 7.5 wheel will be a little trickier too
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right now i got a prosystem plus was thinking of going with sportlines soon though to.i was just thinking that less side wall would get more performance and would be stiffer...also can you explain more with of set i was not really planning on going to do a stance thing i just want a great low ride with good summer wheels and tires.
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My stock is 205/50/16 and I've got 205/45/16 (I think). It does effect my speedo pretty significantly at highway speeds (5mph is more than you think). I've been considering getting a set of 18" summer rims with ~215/35/18 tires and moving my current aftermarket wheels to winter wheels because the 18"s with a 35 tire is much closer to stock diameter/circumference.
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Oh cool you live in toledo to i see.
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right now i got a prosystem plus was thinking of going with sportlines soon though to.i was just thinking that less side wall would get more performance and would be stiffer...also can you explain more with of set i was not really planning on going to do a stance thing i just want a great low ride with good summer wheels and tires.
Add your suspension kit or figure out how low you want to go 1st. svt's 7x17''wheel & 215/45x17 tire size is a proven very popular size.
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Well I used to, but I live in Maumee now. No one from outside ohio really knows where that is so I keep Toledo on here instead.
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Ha we should meet up I live in Perrysburg so I know where Maumee is and I use to live in Toledo.
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i know where you guys are at ilive next to the stateline
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Add your suspension kit or figure out how low you want to go 1st. svt's 7x17''wheel & 215/45x17 tire size is a proven very popular size.
but will that much throug the speedo of alot
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