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can 225/60/16 fit on SHO rims on a 88 taurus L?

not sure how to use the tire calc, anyone know if this tire size will fit with decent clearance? currently have 215/60/16

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yea it will fit!


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225/60 16's on my car in the my sig. No problems whatsoever. The difference is so minute for the speedo you'll never notice it. I think it's something like 0.5 or 0.8mph difference.

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thanx for speedy responses, i have a gen 1 taurus that im going to put those tires on, and was just curious about clearance on the wheel wells before i mount the tires and get a nice surprise thanx again!

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That's barely a change at all.

You're gaining about 0.4" in total width, and about 1/2" in height.

The 225 would be about 26.63" high
The 215 is 26.16"

So circumference would be 83.7 vs 82.2, about 1.8% diff.

So at 60 on the speedo you'd be going 61.1 -- assuming the 215/60/16's were stock.
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It works perfect.

BUT.

You may have a small amount of tire rub on the passenger rear on a sedan model due to the suspension design. Clearance is minimal (like millimeters at that point) between the spot weld seam/lip and the tire.

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thanx alot, I just finished doing suspension today and interior cleaning, got 4 complete coilovers in it, sits high now, going to start hoses tomorrow and tune up, will take some pics when its back on the road, however it could use a paint job, got the rust spots coming up all over, wondering if i can still polish the car so that the parts of the car that the paint is good wont look faded, the reason i have this idea is because when i run the garden hose on the car, the paint looks like it just came out of a paint booth, but when it dries it is so faded.

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