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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject:  Tire experts - size Reply with quote

I have a set of brand new 225/75/16's that I got for free. My question is can these work on my stock rims? Or work on my car? I know the size is 225/60/16 so does that mean these are way to big, or will it just give the look of fat tires? Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

They will work. They won't look fat, they will look tall. Only difference will be that the sidewall will be notably taller. You should be okay with clearance.

The bottom line result result is that the car will sit higher and handle more clumsily. For brand new free tires, I would give it a shot, but realize you need to take corners and on ramps a little slower. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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They will work. They won't look fat, they will look tall. Only difference will be that the sidewall will be notably taller. You should be okay with clearance.

The bottom line result result is that the car will sit higher and handle more clumsily. For brand new free tires, I would give it a shot, but realize you need to take corners and on ramps a little slower. Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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They will work. They won't look fat, they will look tall. Only difference will be that the sidewall will be notably taller. You should be okay with clearance.

The bottom line result result is that the car will sit higher and handle more clumsily. For brand new free tires, I would give it a shot, but realize you need to take corners and on ramps a little slower. Laughing


They are for winters (winter tires) so i wont be speeding around that much anyways and i guess ill try it worse comes to worse i take them off and put normal ones on thanks for the input!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Definitely, if for winter, try them. Higher sidewall in snow is not a bad thing,

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Your speedometer is going to be 10% slow with those tires.

Also I'm not too sure how well that height will fit in the rear with the strut plates.

I know on my car, if I were to run the 06+ SS tires with the 235/50/18 when you put stuff in the trunk the strut plate will hit the tire.

And that would have an overall diameter of 27.25 inches.

Those tires have an overall diameter of 29.28 inches. That's 2 inches more tire than the 06+ and like 2.5 inches more than your stock.

I definitely wouldn't do it.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Your speedometer is going to be 10% slow with those tires.

Also I'm not too sure how well that height will fit in the rear with the strut plates.

I know on my car, if I were to run the 06+ SS tires with the 235/50/18 when you put stuff in the trunk the strut plate will hit the tire.

And that would have an overall diameter of 27.25 inches.

Those tires have an overall diameter of 29.28 inches. That's 2 inches more tire than the 06+ and like 2.5 inches more than your stock.

I definitely wouldn't do it.


that doesnt sound nice.......... Shocked maybe ill just sell them and get ones that fit............ what size would i need to make the "fat" or buldgy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm not sure what you mean by make them fat.

The first number is the amount of rubber on the road. The second number is the percentage of the first and is the sidewall height.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
Also I'm not too sure how well that height will fit in the rear with the strut plates.


That would be my biggest concern.

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They are for winters (winter tires)

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what size would i need to make the "fat" or buldgy


If you're getting winter tires, skinny > fat. Wider tires negate the effectiveness of snow tires. They're not supposed to be like snow shoes and sit on top of the snow, they're supposed to be thinner so they cut through the snow and make better contact with the pavement.

Stick with the stock size.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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chibiblacksheep wrote:
Also I'm not too sure how well that height will fit in the rear with the strut plates.


That would be my biggest concern.

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They are for winters (winter tires)

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If you're getting winter tires, skinny > fat. Wider tires negate the effectiveness of snow tires. They're not supposed to be like snow shoes and sit on top of the snow, they're supposed to be thinner so they cut through the snow and make better contact with the pavement.

Stick with the stock size.


Nice sounds good thanks for the help!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

225 is the "fat" number. So 235 would be wider/fatter.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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225 is the "fat" number. So 235 would be wider/fatter.


Good to know aswell.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/.....ewall.html

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The 225 75 16 will fit but speedometer reading will be off. Car will be going 6.6 mph faster than the speed-O reads calculated at 60 mph.

As far as being they will be for winter use tires, and they were free. I would do it to save the nice stuff for summer.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you want a narrower tire for winter, without buying a set of 15in rims, the cheapest ones you'll find will be 205/65R16. 205/70R15 will save you enough to get a happy ending and a set of steelies or alloy takeoffs for said winter tires. With the 205/70R15, you'll see less than 1mph difference at highway speeds, no big deal, and it's shorter so no fitment issues like your freebies.

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