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Tire Size w/ 15 in. wheels?

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:26 AM
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Default Tire Size w/ 15 in. wheels?

I recently purchased 15x6.5 Rota Slipstreams.

I drive a '97 EX Coupe.

What size tire should I buy, the car being stock ride height?

I know popular sizes are 205/50/15, 195/50/15, and 195/55/15.

Basically it comes down to 205 or 195, and 50 or 55.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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I run a 205/50/15 on my Si rims. Love the ride (when my tires aren't worn the hell out). Corners better too.
 
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:07 PM
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Did you buy the 205 over the 195 for looks or handling?
 
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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Little of both, I guess. There's a lot of sidewall so it gives it kind of a reverse stretched look. But I liked the tread pattern on the Kumho Ecsta AST's.

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That's how they look on a 15x6 rim. You can sort of see the sidewall effect I was talking about. That might be eliminated with a 15x6.5 rim.
 
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Good stuff on posting the picture. Are you referring to how the tire sticks out further than the rim? And that's stock ride height I'm guessing..
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:13 AM
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Right, half the time my front tires look like they're a little low but the air pressure is fine, just looks odd due to the wide tire.

I did the same thing with my old CRX rims. I put a 195 tire on it when a 175 or 185 was recommended. I kinda like the "extra sidewall" look.

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:30 AM
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Here are my 205/50/15's Kumho Ecsta ASTs. IIRC they are 15x7 Rota Boosts.

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Old 06-08-2012, 08:26 AM
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Oh yeah, I forgot we had the same tires. Smooth ride, eh?
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:05 AM
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I guess the only question left is... Do the tires rub on the inner wheel well or suspension? Those tires look sick on your cars, therefore I want them lmao.
 
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They won't rub until you put a 215 tire on it. If it's stock height, you'll have no problems.
 

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