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From 14 to 15's

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:08 PM
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I picked up two 15 inch rims with pretty good tires on them for 40USD!
Put them on the rear and it made a BIG difference in handling the load in the rear. Went from 185X65X14 to 195X60X15

Looking for FOUR, 15inch, 4lug, Aluminum rims with good tires preferably 195X60X15 !

PM me if you have any, thanks.
 
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:12 PM
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195/60r15 is waaaay to tall of a tire. Your speedometer will be off. You'll decrease overall performance because it'll take more effort to move the larger diameter tires and also the taller side walls means more flexible sidewalls, steering will feel light and unresponsive. You gas mileage will significantly decrease as well since it takes more energy to move a taller tire.

Of the top of my head I believe the proper tire size for your car(assuming its a 6th by your avatar) with 15" wheels would be 195/55r15. A lot of people run 195/50 or 205/50 without any issues and tends to look better aswell.
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by civicexracer View Post
Of the top of my head I believe the proper tire size for your car(assuming its a 6th by your avatar) with 15" wheels would be 195/55r15.
Correctamundo.
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:26 PM
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Appreciate the advice, so will my speedometer show it faster or slower?
I only bought two and put them on the rear! So if I buy 55 that would make it ok then?
I live in a bad dirt road area with lots of pot holes. So I'm trying to stop bottoming out in the rear and scraping the under front of the car.
 

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:23 AM
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gsr "fat fives" 15" with used tires not all matching tires for $200 is that a good buy?
The guy said "Minor curb rash and scratches on face" so thinking about buying them!
Any advice on the rims to look for, so I don't get any messed up.
 

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:20 AM
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Thumbs up Fat 5's 15"

I finally picked up a set of Fat 5's 15' just like I wanted. I ended up putting 195X60X15 on the front and kept the tires that were on 2 of the rims on the rear.
I know you guys were stating not to put that size tire on which will cause issues but they look good and is much better on the rough road in my area.
I changed my Avatar with the rims for viewing.

I do need a set of used 195X60X15 tires if anyone has any for sale. IM me if they have good tread.
 

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