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: tire size ?


MindBlowin03
09-10-2000, 06:42 PM
I recently bought factory rims from a 97 Talon TSI. They are 17"x6.5". I am putting them on my 94 Talon. I need to know what size tire came on the rims from the factory.

Talonted
09-11-2000, 09:01 AM
215/50/17 is the stock size. Much too small in my opinion. I would go with 235/45/17. This size is supposed to fit with no rubbing or need to "roll" your fender lips. Anyone out there running with this size tire?

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- Trent

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greenstreak
09-11-2000, 09:26 AM
I am runnning 235/40/17 with no problem with clearance ever. I believe it is the largest you can go though which is just right!

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1995 Talon TSI fwd
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Talonted
09-11-2000, 09:28 AM
Thanks, greenstreak! I am gonna be moving up to that size when I purchase my new wheels.
Have you done any suspension mods?
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- Trent

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ForestTalonAWD
09-11-2000, 01:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Talonted:
215/50/17 is the stock size. Much too small in my opinion. I would go with 235/45/17. This size is supposed to fit with no rubbing or need to "roll" your fender lips. Anyone out there running with this size tire?

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Talonted, read what size his wheels are - 17x6.5. A 6.5" wheel is too small to run 235's on. 235's are considered to be the largest tire you can run on a DSM, but they require at least a 7"-wide wheel. I think that with the 17x6.5 wheels, the largest you want to go is 215's. You can't just throw any tire on any rim, just because they're both 17" diameter; a wide tire requires a wide wheel.

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1993 Forest Talon AWD

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Talonted
09-11-2000, 01:12 PM
Forest, good call. I didn't even pay attention that he said they were stock rims. Sorry, Forest is right I wouldn't go much wider than 215 or 225 with the stock wheels. 235 need 7", if not 7.5" wide wheels. My bad.

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- Trent

greenstreak
09-11-2000, 04:59 PM
My bad too, :( I didn't think of the 6.5 inch width while typing my post. I have those tires on 7" rims.

Van
09-11-2000, 10:24 PM
There are some decent wheel tire size posts/links for helping to figure this out at www.dsm.org (http://www.dsm.org)
I would agree with 215 or 225 maximum w/6.5" rims. I have 225's on my 7" wide rims.

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Rocky Mountain
'91 Talon Tsi AWD

ForestTalonAWD
09-11-2000, 11:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Van:
I would agree with 215 or 225 maximum w/6.5" rims. I have 225's on my 7" wide rims.
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On my old 92 EClipse GSX (R.I.P.), the guy I bought it from actually had 225's on the stock 6.5" rims when I bought it. Yes, they fit, but not well - I had more than a couple people ask me if my tires were going flat because the sidewalls had to flex so much to fit. This will also hurt the handling of your car because the sidewalls will have a greater tendency to roll over. :(

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1993 Forest Talon AWD - modified

Van
09-11-2000, 11:28 PM
That's why I posted the tire/wheel link info and what size I run.
And, I stated that 225 would be a maximum size.
In the end it is up to him, and lots of people have run that combo. Different strokes... I haven't run that combo but it's been done. I appreciate your version of this combo and would take heed from that experience, but I'm not him...

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Rocky Mountain
'91 Talon Tsi AWD

TSi92
09-11-2000, 11:33 PM
I have stock 1G rims(16x6) Even with the stock 205 55 16 size looks like the tire hardly fits the rim. But I have a friend that fitted 225 50 16's on his stock 1G rims.

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'92 Talon TSi FWD
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14.71@96 2.5 60ft

WhoaTed
09-12-2000, 04:20 AM
I suggest calling www.tirerack.com (http://www.tirerack.com) You give them the year, make, model, and the exact wheel size, and they give you all the available tire options.

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Jehu
09-12-2000, 07:43 AM
I believe that generally, a good rule of thumb is that you want the rim to be at least 70% of the width of the tire. This will probably prevent you from getting into unacceptable amounts of sidewall flex.