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Offline P-Js_BLKBRRD

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Re: 15x8 snowflake, whats the best size tire?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2009, 12:43:12 PM »
It was recommnded to me to go with 245x60x15 on the front and 255x60x15 on the back.  The 255x60x15s fill out the rear wheel well very nicely with plenty of clearance.  Haven't gotten the 245x60x15s on the front yet but they look very nice on the 8" snowflakes.  Since they are a bit smaller I'm not expecting to have any clearance issues.

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Offline rad400

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Re: 15x8 snowflake, whats the best size tire?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 11:00:28 AM »
275/60/15 is better and only a tenth taller than stock.
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Offline mikeb78ta

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Re: 15x8 snowflake, whats the best size tire?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2009, 10:14:01 PM »
When I bought my car I had 275/60/15's in the back with 225/60/15's on the front and the rear rubbed really bad. Any reason for that you think? Iwas told they were "way too Big for this Car".  So I changed them to215/65/15 all the way around and they look a little small.  I guess I shouldn't always listen to the "experts"
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Offline 72StreetBird

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Re: 15x8 snowflake, whats the best size tire?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 11:44:06 PM »
On my car I would run the B.F. Goodrich or Firestones before I would run Goodyears, my personal preferance. Past usage shows me those two work well. You can run a 295/50R15 on the rear with the 8" snowflakes.





And yes that is rubber on the rear fender.  :-X
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