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Tires for a daily driver

MitsuDriver274

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I've searched around but cannot find info on the widest tire I can fit on the stock rims.

Also any opinions on tires are greatly appreciated, so far I've only tried toyo proxes.
 

Nartanian

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You looking for summer tires or all seasons? What's your price range?
 
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MitsuDriver274

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Summer tires have a set of winter tires, I'm willing to spend some decent money.
 

belize1334

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Dunlop Dirrezza Z1 Starspec are supposed to be AMAZING and very competitively priced.
 

SouthCaliVR4

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largest I would go on stock, 205 60 15.

I'm also running the dunlop dz101's & love em. mine are 225/45/17's though.
 
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Nartanian

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I've heard the Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 are great summer tires. I'd look into those. I'd probably get 205/50/15.
 

belize1334

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Oh I missed the stock rims. That's a bit tough for summer tires. The closest you'll find for the Star Spec is 195/55/15 which is a little shorter than stock at 23.4". Stock is 24.2". If you want the slightly wider 205 you'll be looking at 205/50/15 which is shorter still at 23.0". But, you you're not worried about money try to find some 16s on craigslist and then get like a 225/50/16.
 

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Okay, if 205/60/15 is the widest we'd go on stock wheels, what's the tallest?

I'm pretty sure stock is 195/60/15, but would a 205/70/15 fit?

Looking to run a set of Yokohama Geolandars on the daily, but 205/70/15 is the smallest size they offer.

EDIT: specs on stock size vs the Geolandars


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2of9

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In My Opinion:
195 60 15 or 205 55 15 for street use. 50 series side walls look goofy on our rims and won't ride as "comfy" as the 60 series. I'd only roll on the 50 series sidewalls only if I had 16s. I'm sure the widest you can put on our stock rims are either 225s or 215s + with smaller sidewalls. 225 50 15s or 215 50 15s...but such a size is pretty odd if I remember correctly. If you're spending money on good all season tires, get michelins. I'm planning to get a set of snow and summer tires so I will probably invest on tires that won't 'burn' out so fast during the summer. The Dunlop Star Specs are nice.
 

belize1334

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A 70 series sidewall is going to be really spongy and not much fun to drive. I'd stick with the 60 series or less. Plus, if the tire is to large in diameter it'll but the front fender liner. Ask me how I know...
 

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Quoting DR1665:


Okay, if 205/60/15 is the widest we'd go on stock wheels, what's the tallest?

I'm pretty sure stock is 195/60/15, but would a 205/70/15 fit?

Looking to run a set of Yokohama Geolandars on the daily, but 205/70/15 is the smallest size they offer.





Brian,

Yes 205/70/15s will fit. PM Turbowop for more info on those because he is running them.

503 in rock crawling mode





And lowered to 'normal' height /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif





Edit: Here's a pic of my new daily. I'm running Yokohoma S74s, 205/65/15s and they rock!







 
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