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Old 06-11-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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245/50 15" tires, any alternative?

ive had 245/50 15" on my car for a few years now, they are bf goodrich euro ta which they no longer make, im limited to one tire now, the dunlop sport sp8000.............................is there another size that would be very similar that would give me more options? i picked the 245/50 years ago when i saw them on an iroc, i believe they were 16" however i like the width on these , actually a smaller sidewall would be nice too but i think thats pushing it
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Old 06-14-2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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Maybe you could go with a 245/45 -15 .Same baisc tire little less side wall!
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thats less side wall? i thought the second number was the width
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here's a link to help you out,The first # is the width in mm's and the second # is an aspect ratio of height and width.(basically giving you the sidewall height.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:41 AM   #6
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eh, nothing else will fit on a 7" rim it seems, nothing as wide with shorter sidewall anyways
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I would think you have 8" wide rims don't you.Bf might not make that specific tire in that size but there's alot of other brand options that will.Go back to the link I previously posted.They have allot of brands and options within those brands and then show the sizes available,I know bf has a tire called G-force sport in a 245/45 15".I hope this helps,but I'm a little confused exactly what your lookin for.
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how about 255/60/15's

ive got 255/60/15's on my car. they were my stepfathers tires. i needed a tires when i bought my car, he had these tires goodyear eagle GTII's that he had on his 84 z28. he cant use them anymore becuase i know has a set of 16" IROC wheels. anyways i love the way they look on my car, really give it a performance look. i also think they help a little with handling, im not sure about that but i suspect it handles better with those than with factory sized tires. just a suggestion becuase i like them
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:34 AM   #9
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My son's 91 RS had 265/60 15's on the factory rally wheels when we bought it. Never any rubbing issues in the back. The front didn't rub till we put that great big WS6 sway bar on it. Ended up with 235/60's up front to eliminate the rubbing in a sharp turn
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This might not be very helpful, but your 15X7 wheels are going to be a problem if you want a good contemporary performance tire, especially for handling. Even a set of stocker IROC or Z 16X8 wheels would make things easier for you.

As for availability, go to tirerack.com, do a 'search by tire size', and it'll show you just about every tire on the planet in your size. Then pick a tire and click 'specs' to get tons of info on other sizes.
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:54 PM   #11
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yeah , i buy all my tires from tire rack , yep, i have 15x7 rims, so it seems im limited to that tire, nothing else ive found in a search will fit on a 7" rim......i have centerline convo pros......................
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