please post your max tire sizes on 16" wheels

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please post your max tire sizes on 16" wheels

Postby silence » Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:37 pm

I'm interested in the widest tire that will fit on the 2000 gts wheels. they come with 205-40-16. i'm interested in fitting 225-45-16. has anyone done this?
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Postby mtbgael » Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:50 pm

I don't know how wide those wheels are. You should probably be running 7-7.5" wide wheels for 225s. My eclipse has 6.5 wide, and I'm running 225/45/17...with a good bit of sidewall bulge.
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Postby silence » Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:21 pm

i'm pretty sure they are 6.5" wide also, thanks for the info.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:41 am

silence wrote:i'm pretty sure they are 6.5" wide also, thanks for the info.


Affirmative: 6.5" wide for the 2000+GTS rims.

Maybe these tire calculators will be of some help:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

http://toy4two.home.mindspring.com/offset.html
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Postby Gary » Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:37 am

Also, Tirerack lists rim width range for each tire.
Clik on the tire model and the spec.
For example, my Yokohama AVS ES100
Scroll down to 225/45/16, it only fits 7-8.5 inch rim,
While the 225/50/15 fits 6-8 inch rim.

More infor on rim width range:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/tirespecskey.jsp#rimwidthrange
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Postby tweekgt4 » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:49 pm

do not put 225/50/16 tires on the GTS rims. it will jack your acceleration and speedo. it's just too big. 225/45/16 is the biggest you can go on GTS 16s without adding too much change to the tire ratio.

fyi, it's 16x6.5" and each rim weighs about 22 pounds (without a tire).
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Re: please post your max tire sizes on 16" wheels

Postby Conrad_Turbo » Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:56 pm

silence wrote:i'm interested in fitting 225-45-16. has anyone done this?
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Yup I've done it, Kumho 712's. Lets just say it takes 2 guys to mount the tires and it's not easy.
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Postby silence » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:38 pm

Just got my new Falken Azenis 215 45 16 mounted on my GTS wheels, and i have no rubbing issues. The rears ARE close...about 3/8" from the strut. Let me tell you, these tires are sticky!
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