Correct tire size?

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Correct tire size?

Postby OmargoesZero2Endless » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:50 pm

So I want to get another set of XXRs for my car. My stock tires are dunzo, and two of the steelies are bent. I want to get some 522s but was wondering if the 16X7 +25s will fit and what tires I should put on them. I have the car lowered on Megan springs that have very much settled. They have been on there for about 20k miles if I am not mistaken. Anyways. I am not a tire expert, but was wondering what size tire I should put on those...and also want to see if those wheels will fit. The guy at the tire shop never got back to me on some 16 x 7 +15 513s but I also found the 522s to be appealing. Also, I want to get a set of tires that will last longer than a set of toyos or falkens, yikes. Any comments/suggestions will help. Thanks again.


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Re: Right tire size?

Postby nissangirl74 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:50 pm

The wheels will work. That's close to the size we have on ours. Tire recommendation depends on location. What part of the country do you live in?

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Re: Right tire size?

Postby OmargoesZero2Endless » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:14 am

Thanks for the help. I live in Pasadena, California.

Now I am just trying to decide on tire size...215/50/16 then? I don't want something chunky...but not too low profile either. My 912s were terrible on the 513s after they were bald haha.

LoL, I gotta' go to the tire shop this weekend.

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Re: Right tire size?

Postby chompsticks » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:38 pm

The factory tire size for the 16x6 wheels are 195/55/16, at least that is what came with my car. I currently have a set of wheels with 195/50/16 on a 16x8 wheel.

go to this site as a guide. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

any deviations from stock tire size will affect speedo reading and actual speed.

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Re: Right tire size?

Postby OmargoesZero2Endless » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:12 pm

Chompsticks is always there to help a brotha.

Thanks! This will be handy. I guess I just want a tire that will actually last this time haha.

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Re: Right tire size?

Postby chompsticks » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:51 pm

No kidding! Toyos are good tires for handling, but wear fast. I am on some kuhmos now and they seem to be fairing better that the stock tires so far.

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Re: Right tire size?

Postby OmargoesZero2Endless » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:56 pm

Overall rule, cheap car means cheap parts. However, a good set of wheels/tires and brakes should never be "skimped" on.

I think I might make the investment if I keep the car. It just turned 45k so it's still worth it haha.

Wow, I hope I didn't jinx it. After all it is a Nissan.


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