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Man is it that hard to find tires!!

I need to find a good set of 205 and 225/235's in 50-55 profiles/16". I am having a hard time finding a good used set near by Iowa!! So I am trying here, sure will be better luck than silly Craigslist I'll bet.......pardon my attitude please!;o

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Your post is so vague. Do you need tires for 15" wheels or 16" wheels?

Why are you looking to find used tires instead, you can go to www.tirerack.com and buy them new and get the sizes you need.
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Oh shoot I thought I had 16" in there. If I wanted new I can get those anywhere. I have an extra set of wheels I want to get fitted for a rainy day.

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Your post is so vague. Do you need tires for 15" wheels or 16" wheels?

Why are you looking to find used tires instead, you can go to www.tirerack.com and buy them new and get the sizes you need.
Yeah-- Tirerack has Kumho all-weather for well under $400- the set-- a small fed-ex fee added. Can't do much better with used-- esp when you figure either new or used needs to be mounted and balanced.
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I need to find a good set of 205 and 225/235's in 50-55 profiles/16". I am having a hard time finding a good used set near by Iowa!! So I am trying here, sure will be better luck than silly Craigslist I'll bet.......pardon my attitude please!;o

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If you need 16" tires, the recommended sizes if you have a 16x7 front and 16x8 rear wheel is 205/55/16 front with a 225/50/16 rear but you can also run a wider combination like 225/50/16 front with a 245/45/16 rear.

For a rainy day, if you mean that literally, then you would want to buy a set of Ultra-High Performance All Season tires. The cheapest set would be the Sumitomo HTR+ with the 205's at $68 and the $225's at $72 each. This will only be $280 plus shipping.

If you want a good all around performance tire, then go with the Sumitomo HTRZ which only costs $64 and $65 respectively. At only $258 plus shipping, you are not going to find a better deal on a set of 4 brand new tires.
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Tire track has independent ratings of up to 10 brands; give a good look. The Sumis are a bit less than Khumos, but the latter got better ratings. As I said, when you put shipping, mounting, and balancing into the total, the difference isn't so great-- pick the one that's fairly cheap but gets good ratings.
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Thank you guys! I cannot run 245's rear though, tried that and have some fender rubbing on hard cornering. I was shooting for 205's up front because I am not sure 225's will clear my springs? Yes I have 7 and 8" wheels. This is on a 924S that is lowered using 400# Hypercoils.

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I have a set of Grand Spirit Aqua Flow GTX tires, all 225/50/16, that are nearly new (at least 5/16" tread on all 4) and I would sell for $160 plus shipping (my zip is 83703). They are high performance tires from Les Schwab with two big rain grooves. They came on my '89 S2, which has the stock 7/8" D90 wheels on it - no clearance issues up front. If you're interested let me know and I'll post pics tonight.

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Dal, sent you an email this morning. Sorry for the delay.

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