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Old 10-05-2004, 02:40 AM   #1
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Just a question... If I decided to get a larger than stock tire, but use my stock wheels, would this be possible?

Also, Would it be possible to get a larger wheel later, and use those same tires?

Lastly, what kind of tires do you recommend as a mid-range, all season, occasional track day tire?


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Old 10-05-2004, 06:38 AM   #2
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If I decided to get a larger than stock tire, but use my stock wheels, would this be possible?
Yes, but you would accelerate slower and put more miles on your odometer based on how much you were off.

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Also, Would it be possible to get a larger wheel later, and use those same tires?
Larger as in going from a 16" to 17"? No
Larger as in going from a 215 to a 225? Yes, depending on how wider you go

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Lastly, what kind of tires do you recommend as a mid-range, all season, occasional track day tire?
The all season kings talked about here are Toyo Proxes4 and Pirelli Nero M+S, pick one and be happy.

Take a look at my Wheel FAQ and do some reasearch in the Tire and Wheel forum for more help.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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As far as overall diameter, a 225/50/16 is almost identical to the OEM 205/55/16 and will fit fine on the stock 6.5" wide wheel. Look at the specs on TireRack's website for eack tire...you can gauge which tires are closest to the OEM specs to keep your speedo/odo accurate. I would seriously look at the Pirelli PZero Nero's -- I've had them only a short time (1,000 miles) but am really impressed with their performance.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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There is no such thing as an all-season, occasional track day tire.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
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There is no such thing as an all-season, occasional track day tire.
Agreed. Buy track tyres or all seasons. There is no real middle road for this one.
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:36 PM   #6
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The all season kings talked about here are Toyo Proxes4 and Pirelli Nero M+S, pick one and be happy.

Unabomber with ones do you think are better?I'm looking you new tires.
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:32 PM   #7
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Unabomber with ones do you think are better?I'm looking you new tires.
Search, my friend. There are two threads (that I know of) directly debating the merits of Proxes4 vs. Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S.

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Yeah, there's a HUGE Toyo vs. Pirelli debate. You will honestly be happy with either one. I chose the Toyos because they are cheaper. $350 for 4 tires sold me.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:25 PM   #9
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There is no such thing as an all-season, occasional track day tire.
Yes there is.. he's called Mr. RE-92.
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Yes there is.. he's called Mr. RE-92.
If you love to drift, and not actually go fast.
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If you love to drift, and not actually go fast.
Well, you can't have it all! Pick one thing you want and go with that (all-season, winter, track). Get more tires for other purposes.
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Thanks for the advice all!

I don't know much, but I know my RE-92's suck........
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Thanks for the advice all!

I don't know much, but I know my RE-92's suck........
Well, at least they are cheap... and you've already got a pair..
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Yeah, there's a HUGE Toyo vs. Pirelli debate. You will honestly be happy with either one. I chose the Toyos because they are cheaper. $350 for 4 tires sold me.
Where did you get the TOYO's for $350?
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The Toyo vs. Pirelli debate is sorta like:

1st post: "These Proxes 4's are great!. Almost got the Pirellis, but I'm glad I got these."

2nd post: "These PZero tires are so good I'll never consider another M+S tire."

3rd post: "Yeah, but I really like my Proxes 4's they stick like glue."

4th post: "My new Pzero M+S tires are sooo much better than RE-92's".

Etc. etc., etc.

As Unabomber noted a while back, there seem to be no unhappy buyers of either one.

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