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The widest tires I can put on 15" Fuchs

Don't start flaming--I did a lengthy search.

It is tire time. I want to put the widest tires possible on my 7/8 X15 Fuchs.

I have:
Front: 205/55-15
Rear: 225/60-15

What is the widest tire I can put on without it looking stupid or needing modification?

I found some BF Goodrich 245/60-15 (rear) and 225/60-15 for the front at Tire Rack. Still looking for additional options.

If those don't work, perhaps I will be stuck with the Yokohama AVS ES100 everyone seems to like, but they only go to 225 for 15's. Perhaps those with a small spacer?

Pictures are always appreciated by someone who has actually done it and lived to tell about it.
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Old 10-03-2003, 02:33 PM
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What tires do you have now? I've been looking for those sizes, so far without success.
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Pirelli P6000 on the front, Bridgestone Turanza on the back. They came with the car. I hate mismatched tires, but they were in good shape, so I have left them on.
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I just put the Yokohamas on 205/55 front 225/50 rear, here is a picture of what it looks like & another of a photoshop of it lowered. I hope to lower it this winter.
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My God man!

That upper shot looks like a freakin' dune buggy!

Thou shalt be banish to Gruppe B for such ride height violations

J/K Paul...
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That's ok it's one fast frickin dune buggy.
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You may want to carefully measure the clearances you have with your current tires. Then, play around a bit here:
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Paul, when you went with the smaller tires did your seat of the pants dyno notice a increase in low end torque?
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Alan, I did notice a bit, but I also had set my timing after a tune up. The car absolutely hauls butt. Next week I get to change my front wheel bearings, passengerside is getting pretty loud, especially around right turns.
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Anyone have a shot from the rear or back. My biggest concern is filling out the wheel well to the max.
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I've been running 225/50ZR15 on the back of mine. They need replacing for next season. I've been searching and I think the time is due to upgrade to 17". Good 15" selection is getting harder and harder to find.
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From our good friends at the tirerack.com

Dunlop SP Sport 8000 (Ultra High Performance Summer)
Size:245/50-15
ZR Speed Rated Price: $127
Estimated Availability: In Stock
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I was trying to track down those Dunlops about a month ago & everyone (including Tire Rack) said they were on back order & the factory didn't know when they were going to make a new batch.
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widest tire

On an 8 inch width rim you can fit a 255 series tire. That is the
widest you can go safely. The problem is finding a 15 inch tire
in those specs. Not many tire companies are making tires for
15 inch rims.












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