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Help on GT to SE rims and what tires are safe for wells???? by Rborecky
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I have a set of 88GT Laced rims and want to put them on my 86SE. What is a safe tire size and which rim should go where since one is smaller to make these fit the 86SE?
1st I'm going to order tires and dont want them mailed incorrect sizes and 2nd I dont want to put the wrong size on the wrong rim. Thanks for any help. Rick B

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Report this Post11-26-2003 01:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mighty MouseClick Here to Email Mighty MouseSend a Private Message to Mighty MouseDirect Link to This Post
Well, let's see. The '88 rims have two different sizes (the fronts were a 1/2" narrower). Stock sizes for 88 GTs are 205/60R15 (front) 215/60R15 (rear). I do beleive that you can get a 225/55R15 on the rears, but it will effect your speedo some. I hope this helps.

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Report this Post11-26-2003 03:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TaurusThugClick Here to Email TaurusThugSend a Private Message to TaurusThugDirect Link to This Post
my 86gt should have 205/60/15 front and 215/60/15 rear but there is 215/65/15's all the way around. does anyone know how much that would effect a speedo?

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Report this Post11-26-2003 05:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RboreckyClick Here to visit Rborecky's HomePageClick Here to Email RboreckySend a Private Message to RboreckyDirect Link to This Post
Ok let me get this straight and say my 86SE will take 205/60R15 (front} with no rub and 215/60R15 (rear) also no rubbing correct? I want a nice profile and no trouble with the suspension or rub using the 88 GT lace rims.
Does anyone out there have this set up on there early Fiero with out trouble? Thanks again I am ordering the tire on line adn dont want to make a mistake nor when I mount them. Being new at this is fun and a learning experience. Rick B

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Originally posted by TaurusThug:

my 86gt should have 205/60/15 front and 215/60/15 rear but there is 215/65/15's all the way around. does anyone know how much that would effect a speedo?

according to AusFiero's tire calculator, you speedo will be about 3.36% too fast.

so if youre going 50 MPH the speedo will say 51.68 MPH. not a big difference

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Originally posted by TaurusThug:

my 86gt should have 205/60/15 front and 215/60/15 rear but there is 215/65/15's all the way around. does anyone know how much that would effect a speedo?

Doesn't that rub on the front? I had a pair on the front and the front part of the wheel well was rubbed for the short time I had them on there.

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Report this Post11-27-2003 01:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for goldironSend a Private Message to goldironDirect Link to This Post
I just put the 88 lace rims on my 87 duke. Tires are Goodyear Eagle HPs that came with the wheels, 215/60 on the back and 205/60 on the front. No rub that I've noticed. These Eagles have arrows on sidewall indicating direction of rotation. My first experience with that. Problem is there's no way to rotate tires without takig them off the wheels as front wheels are narrower than rear.
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Report this Post11-27-2003 11:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RboreckyClick Here to visit Rborecky's HomePageClick Here to Email RboreckySend a Private Message to RboreckyDirect Link to This Post
Ok I'm going with 205/60hr15 all around which if I decide to hunt down two equal size rear lace rims then I can rotate in the future. I got P205/60HR-15 Bridgestone Potenza RE950 which rated the highest of all around quality at the Tire Rack. I beg someone to tell me there different sizes from looking and the rating should be good enough that I wont notice a 205 to 215 difference for what I am doing with the car which is driving not racing. Thanks everyone. Rick B
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