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I already know that a 2000 16" wheel will fit my 96 Taurus GL Wagon.

The question I have concerns the tire size. According to Tirerack, the correct fitment for the 96 Taurus is 205 55 16. The 2000 tire size is 215 60 16. Would the 215 60 16 cause any problems?
 

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Well, the difference in speedometer readings would be something like 5.14%. Meaning, if you were traveling at 100mph your speedo would show 95mph. So yeah, that's kind of a large discrepancy (IMO).
 

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Originally posted by DNAMIT@Mar 26 2004, 07:59 PM
I already know that a 2000 16" wheel will fit my 96 Taurus GL Wagon.

The question I have concerns the tire size. According to Tirerack, the correct fitment for the 96 Taurus is 205 55 16. The 2000 tire size is 215 60 16. Would the 215 60 16 cause any problems?
No, you wouldnt have any problems whatsoever.

-DC
 

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Originally posted by duratecchie+Mar 26 2004, 07:10 PM-->QUOTE (duratecchie @ Mar 26 2004, 07:10 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-DNAMIT
@Mar 26 2004, 07:59 PM
I already know that a 2000 16" wheel will fit my 96 Taurus GL Wagon.

The question I have concerns the tire size.  According to Tirerack, the correct fitment for the 96 Taurus is 205 55 16.  The 2000 tire size is 215 60 16.  Would the 215 60 16 cause any problems?
No, you wouldnt have any problems whatsoever.

-DC [/b]
Umm . . . except the speedo being off. You don't think that qualifies as a problem? I think I would care if I thought I was going 50 when I was actually doing 55. But I'm just odd that way.
 

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Originally posted by stpidhoser@Mar 26 2004, 08:45 PM
I was just wondering if there's a converter chart. I wanna upgrade to 16 or 17 but don't want to redo the speedo.
Go to http://ejelta.com/tiresize/ and enter your tire size in the field where it says "Current Tire Size." Leave the rest of the fields blank and click on the "Find Diameter Matches" button. I'd recommend those with 2% discrepancy or less.
 

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Originally posted by spridget@Mar 27 2004, 12:20 AM
That's a cool tire size calculator... but I like this one better. Easier to use IMO.

Tire Size Calculator
I like the other one because it gives a list of tires that will fit your car best.
 
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