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New wheels? by jmdcoolNE07
Started on: 02-21-2014 11:51 PM
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Last post by: David Hambleton on 02-24-2014 09:46 PM
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Will 15" wheels fit on a 85 GT? Will there be a big difference in how it drives or performance?
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BIG difference, No. It will LOOK better. depends on your tires
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Since you can't get good tires in the original 215/60R14 14" right now, it will improve handling if you get good tires.
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I have a 86 SE V6 auto. This is esentially the same as an 85 Fiero GT auto, IIRC. I am running 215/60R15 Falken ZE912.
Using GPS mileage vs odmeter, I get a 6.5% difference. That's about 75mph when spedo reads 70mph. BTW, the Falkens I have on my car are much better than the Khumo Ecsta 228/40/17 tires that i had on the car, especially in the rain.
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Since you can't get good tires in the original 215/60R14 14" right now, it will improve handling if you get good tires.


What makes a tire 'good'? I've been using 225/60 R14 BF Goodrich Radial TA tires for years - they seem ok to me...

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What makes a tire 'good'? I've been using 225/60 R14 BF Goodrich Radial TA tires for years - they seem ok to me...


The Radial TA is sold as a performance all-season tire. But, the tires don't grip well in the dry, and absolutely suck in the snow. I'd say this makes it a not-so-good tire. Looking at the tread pattern, it's obvious the design is about as old as the Fiero.
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Well, ok; my snowy weather performance requirement is that the tires hold air to keep the car up off the barn floor.
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