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he should have a 215 on it now if im thinking of the right yr. and if i remember right we managed to get a 245 on one before but had to go to a low profile for better clearance. if he wants bigger he can always get a spacer and tuck it in
 

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I have heard 225/55/16 and 225/60/16 would work. 225/55/16 is closer to the original diameter. I am still contemplating 225/55/16 vs 215/60/16 for the next tire purchase.
 

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IIRC, 245/45R17's are the biggest you can go without rubbing/touching the strut. You can squeeze 245/50R16 tires on 7" continental rims that you can pick up at a junkyard, they have the same bolt pattern. Those are just REALLY rare tires from my experience.
 

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Go with a 215/60R16 or 225/55R16, with any factory 16" wheel that you happen to think looks good.
 

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IIRC, 245/45R17's are the biggest you can go without rubbing/touching the strut. You can squeeze 245/50R16 tires on 7" continental rims that you can pick up at a junkyard, they have the same bolt pattern. Those are just REALLY rare tires from my experience.

I had the 245 50 16 on my Trans Am, god they are expensive....hmmm, I have 16's on my taurus, how wide are they? They are the 7 spoke rims you see on g4 sables a lot
 

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I think G4 16" are 6" wide. G3 SHO are 6.5". Conti aluminum lace 16's are 7", if you can find them. I think the lace wheels would look good on a sable, but hit & miss with a taurus. Unless you're heavily modified, a good tire compound in a 225/55ZR16 is more than you'll need.

EDIT: Lincoln Mark VIII rims, not continental. Look up a '96 Mark series on car-part.com to find some near you.
 

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I had a 225/55/16's and 7.5" aftermarket wheel set up on my G3 wagon, and about big as I'd care to go. The wheel's were 40mm offset, with the front's being out close to the front fender's edge. Really did wake up the car's appearence though, and could really fly around corner's.
 

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Thanks all. I like the rims that are on mine now, however, he does not so he will be putting something fatter on his, and I may go up to 225's next year (just bought tires lol)
 

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to stay close to stock height of 26.2" go with stock size
215/60/16 or plus zero 235/55/16...
225/55/16 is 1/2" shorter (25.7) 245/50/16 is also almost 1/2" shorter (25.6" and may be too wide for the stock 6" wide wheel.
225/60/16 is almost 1/2" taller (26.6)

I'll let ya play around on this site's size calculator...
(miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html)

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.htmlhttp://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
 

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Pretty sure the OP is talking about a G3, and mine came with 205/65/15's which are 25.5" diameter. Why I went with a 225/55/16 upgrade, as nearly identical. The glove box sticker even list's this size for european export models.
 

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I know he was referring to a 3rd gen. They had 16" wheels option on some models, standard on others.
 

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now ive read threw this and are you guys using standard offsets? Im ordering some 16" rims off tirerack, so will a 225/55r16 fit with out any modification?

Im ordering some borbet LV5s with conti DSWs.
 
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