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Old Mar 28, 2010, 12:19 AM
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OZ tire size

What is the largest size tire in width & height I can run on my 03 oem OZ rims with out any problems?
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Old Mar 29, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Haven't seen much outside the oe 195/60-15 w/out fitment issues.
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Why would you want to run a big *** tire anyways?
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Old Mar 29, 2010, 10:02 PM
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I imagine they're the same size as the 04-06 OZ wheels, which have a stock tire size of 195/60 15. I run summers on my stock wheels, and get them in 205/55 15. There have been no issues running that size, and the overall diameter isn't out by much.
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Why would you want to run a big *** tire anyways?
Because grip is better than stretch any day of the week.
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Lol my tires aren't even really stretched, I mean if you knew the difference you'd be able to tell from the pictures.
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Old Mar 30, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by MadPatter View Post
I imagine they're the same size as the 04-06 OZ wheels, which have a stock tire size of 195/60 15. I run summers on my stock wheels, and get them in 205/55 15. There have been no issues running that size, and the overall diameter isn't out by much.
Thanks for the info I have a set of 205-55-15 on my 01 Miata can use them.
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Why would you want to run a big *** tire anyways?
Get alittle more rubber on the ground & fill up the wheel well some more. Dont like seeing alot of wheel well around the tires makes it look wimpy.
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Bigger can mean more than one thing when you're talking tires.

Do you want a taller sidewall? Or do you want a wider foot print?
If you want a bigger foot print, by all means, go for it.
But if you're talking about getting a taller sidewall then you're out of your mind. Unless you're going to buy tires with a super fkin stiff sidewall, your handling will be total [email protected] A sidewall of 60 in the tire size range of the Lancer already flexes like mad on semi-hard turns... imagine how it would be if the sidewall was even taller...

If you want to fill the fender/tire gap, work on the suspension. Don't just get taller tires.
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Originally Posted by blaze_125 View Post
Bigger can mean more than one thing when you're talking tires.

Do you want a taller sidewall? Or do you want a wider foot print?
If you want a bigger foot print, by all means, go for it.
But if you're talking about getting a taller sidewall then you're out of your mind. Unless you're going to buy tires with a super fkin stiff sidewall, your handling will be total [email protected] A sidewall of 60 in the tire size range of the Lancer already flexes like mad on semi-hard turns... imagine how it would be if the sidewall was even taller...

If you want to fill the fender/tire gap, work on the suspension. Don't just get taller tires.
Well I really like to know if a 235-50-15 tire on a oz stock rim will work without any problem. Sidewall height is 4.63 - Stock oz tire is 4.61 But the 235 is 1.97 wider than the stock oz tire.
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235?
I'd pay to see it fit.

Why would you need 235 on a Lancer anyway?
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I would say a 215 tops. What numbers are you putting down where you feel a 235mm tire is necessary?
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Even 205 looks wide for the stock wheels. I'd be surprised if a 215 would even fit.
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Ok so I looked at my car and if you look at the rear drum, it says 205mm max. I'm guessing a 205 tire is as wide as you should go.
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Question

I currently have 185/65/15 88T on my lancer. Just curious will 165/55/15 be ok to put on the rims?

P.S. New Lancer owner car is a week and half old to me.
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