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my 2002 SES will be in need of some new tires soon. Id like to have something a little wider.

Stock is P215 60 R16

Anyone out there have 245's ?
is 245 50 R16 the same height as a 215 60 R16 ?

I searched for sites that can tell you what sidewall is needed for what width to make the tire the same height but cant find any. Anyone know of one?

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You need 225/55. Your rim is only 6 inches wide. You have to look at the tire manufactures recomendations and don't go wider than they say for a 6" rim. If you want a wider rim you need an SHO wheel or Centennial wheel which is 6.5" wide. Or you could go aftermarket for rims. If you go 225 or wider you may rub a little on the rear, but that is easily filed off and fixed with touch up paint.
 

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Chances are you still have crappy OEM ones. I have yokohama avid tourings, and they are a huge improvement over stock ones. I have 215/60/16.

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I bought Hankook Ventus Hr Ii Tires P225/55's from Pep Boys about 3 weeks ago. They are a little lower profile and wider. Nice tire on dry and wet roads. They are directionals thou. Rotation is stuck to, same side, front to back and back to front. I like them so far. And run my car in turns hard (cant wait for sways, struts and springs thou...) <_<


The Hankooks were like $85 a piece.
 
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225/55 would be the size you want. Its the biggest in width that you can get on a 6" rim. Check out my Cardomain site or Garage for some pics. Go to Pep Boys and get the tires there. Good tires, and cheap too! (I know, I work there) Ventus HRIIs are the ones they should have available. Due to the reason that they discontinued the UltraZs (due to lack of sales).


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Lack of sales????
I am on my 4th set and they are some damn sexy tires. grrrrrrrrrrr.
 

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Originally posted by sfblacksel@Jul 21 2004, 08:26 PM
Lack of sales????
I am on my 4th set and they are some damn sexy tires. grrrrrrrrrrr.
4th set !? on a 2003?

You must have had them on other cars....



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