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Tire size by 88GT.FASTBACK
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Report this Post12-31-2009 01:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 88GT.FASTBACKClick Here to Email 88GT.FASTBACKSend a Private Message to 88GT.FASTBACKDirect Link to This Post
how wide of a rear tire tire are you using on stock rims?

I'm thinking of putting 245 60 15 on the rear of my stock 88 GT.

Also, I notice a lot of guys going with wide front tires.
Wouldn't this make steering harder?
Is this done for looks or performance.
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i'm running 205 60 15s in thw front and 215 60s in the rear but i've seen 215's all around they look kinda funny to me
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Report this Post12-31-2009 03:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 88GT.FASTBACKClick Here to Email 88GT.FASTBACKSend a Private Message to 88GT.FASTBACKDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Four_hundred_86:

i'm running 205 60 15s in thw front and 215 60s in the rear


Yep that is stock from the factory.
That is what i have also.

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Report this Post12-31-2009 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TopNotchClick Here to visit TopNotch's HomePageSend a Private Message to TopNotchDirect Link to This Post
I've seen 245/60-15 on the rear of a Fiero. Looks kind of "big", but it can be done.
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"I've seen 245/60-15 on the rear of a Fiero. Looks kind of "big", but it can be done."


I'd like to see some photos of those.

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Report this Post01-01-2010 01:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTDirect Link to This Post
I'm using 195/55/15's front and rear. The 195's seem to get the speedo correct. They also add a pile of torque for the v6

Arn

the width does not affect the ease of handling at all.

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Originally posted by Arns85GT:

I'm using 195/55/15's front and rear. The 195's seem to get the speedo correct. They also add a pile of torque for the v6

Arn

the width does not affect the ease of handling at all.


Got a photo to share?

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Report this Post01-01-2010 11:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsDirect Link to This Post
I am using 265 x 50 x 15 tires all the way around on an 88 Mera with the Chromadora rims.
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Report this Post01-02-2010 10:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gt7Click Here to Email gt7Send a Private Message to gt7Direct Link to This Post
I have 225-60-15 all around on my 350 Gt with stock lace rims. If the tire fits ok in the car, the 7 inch wide stock rims will take up to about a 255 wide tire.

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Originally posted by 88GT.FASTBACK:

Got a photo to share?






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Report this Post01-02-2010 03:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsDirect Link to This Post
Per your request, here are a few pictures of an 88 MERA with 265 x 50 x 15 ftront and back.

Nelson

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Originally posted by 88GT.FASTBACK:

"I've seen 245/60-15 on the rear of a Fiero. Looks kind of "big", but it can be done."


I'd like to see some photos of those.



Looks like the difference between the 245/60-15 and the 245/50-15 is about .90" in height - the 60 series being taller.
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Report this Post01-03-2010 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 88GT.FASTBACKClick Here to Email 88GT.FASTBACKSend a Private Message to 88GT.FASTBACKDirect Link to This Post
245 60 15 would fill the wheel well better.
265 50 15 would be perfect but are too wide for stock rims.

Now i'm thinking 255 60 15

http://www.discounttiredire.../tmpInfoTireMath.jsp
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Originally posted by 88GT.FASTBACK:

"I've seen 245/60-15 on the rear of a Fiero. Looks kind of "big", but it can be done."

I'd like to see some photos of those.



He comes to our club meetings sometimes. If he's at the next one, I'll take a picture.
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I'm looking to see rear shots of WIDE tires on stock 88 GT rims.
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Report this Post12-02-2010 03:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hypo327Click Here to Email hypo327Send a Private Message to hypo327Direct Link to This Post
When I bought my '86 1/2 GT, it had and still has 205/60R15 all around, on the 15"x7" honey comb wheels. The stock space between the top of the tires and wheel-well, in my opinion, made the car look like it was on jack-stands, and the rear looked ridiculous. Because of this, a set of Eibach lowering springs was one of my first up-grades. This made all of the difference in the world in looks, but the rear still looked bad, due to the 205's in the back. It even makes the car sit lower in the back, which really looks bad. I ordered a set of Falken 912 all weather tires all around. I want to fill the rear wheel well without making it look like tractor tires, like some cars I've seen...lol. I thought the 235's would look best in the back, but I feared the distance between the tire and strut might be to close. I chose to go with 225's in the back and 215's in the front, because my son's 225/45R17's cleared the struts by only about 3/8". So, if my new 225/60 R15's clear the strut with plenty of room, I'll probably go with 235's in the back the next time. I think maybe 235/65 R15 might be the solution for looks, but I'm afraid to go that big, and have my GT look like I've got tractor tires in the back. The vertual tire programs, on line, just aren't accurate enough to tell the story. Less Schwab's in-store computer does the best, that I can find, to kind-of show it pretty good, but it's really hard to find the solution. I wish some one, in the know, would publish tire applications on stock and lowered GT's along with pictures, so we new-comers, had some sort of guide to go by. I'll report back with my opinion on how my car turns out, and some pictures, to help others make their decision. Later...Michael P.S. wish me luck.
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Report this Post12-02-2010 07:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IIKoolClick Here to Email IIKoolSend a Private Message to IIKoolDirect Link to This Post
These are what I use to run. Fronts 235x60x15 Rears 245x60x15





This is what I'm running now Front and Rear 225x40xR18

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