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pictures of big tires

I want to put bigger tires on my cookies. Does anyone have any pictures or suggestions? I have 225, 50 's right not but they look funny because the side wall is to short for a 15 in rim and there is too much space.


I am also woundering about putting on some spacers to give it a wider stance.

I guess i am just looking for cheap ( not buying new wheels) ways to customize my car.

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ah come on I know some people have some meat on cookies
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I have 225 50's on my cookies. They handle much better, due to the reduced sidewall, and a tiny bit quicker accelleration (barely noticable), but you also need to shift sooner (somewhat noticable).

They "look" a little funny, if you care about things like that. Since they're smaller in diameter, they don't quite fill the wheel wells as good. But the performance benefit is worth it. it's much cheaper than replacing the wheels with larger ones to get the smaller sidewalls.
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I will dig to find the pic of 245's. Very very nice.

Give me a few.


You could also add 1/4 inch spacers both front and back without changing your lugs....just generic items or ebay.

Lug nut must go 19 full turns I believe.
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if you go with too wide a tire for the wheel, you'll get a floating feeling from the rear end.
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Not me, put 225/50's on my cookies, but I thought they looked awkward and I didn't like their effect on the rpm.
I have 215/50 Yoko ES100's all the way around. Put a few hundred miles on them before tearing the drivetrain apart. Hopefully I'll get back to it before the rot away!
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245s are too wide for a 7" wheel.
I have 225/50s and they are good.
If you want a taller tire (why?) the stock size was 215/60-15.
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OOPS, posted that wrong. Stock size 215/60's. I agree that you do really get to the point where you need a taller and wider wheel to accomodate the tire sizes that fill the wheel well.
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Go with 215/60 if youre having sidewall issues. 245 is too big...just like you can drop a 951 engine into a stock n/a; but why would you do such a thing?
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I thought it would be great cars look much better with a little meat on the wheels! I am thinking about 225 60 15's I realize it would raise the car a bit but i think it would fill out the wheelwells
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I personally think the older cars look great with either cookies, phones or fuchs and lots o' tire in that wheel well.


Going from cookies to boxter wheels made my car look almost dainty in comparison.....I now call it 'refined'.
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any pictures of 225 60 15's

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