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Old 12-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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what size tires should i get?

Like title says what tires should I get for my 17's guy I bout them from had them on rx8 and I think tires look to small any suggestions? Thanks guys

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Cant really give any opinions without knowing how wide the wheels are.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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The tires that are on there now 215/50 r17
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Do you know how wide the rim is because that will determine how wide of a tire you can safely run
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I do not
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1. Open your drivers side door.
2. Look at the tire spec list. Should be right there in the door jam.
3. If that doesn't tell you what you need to know, go to tirerack.com and enter in year make a model and look at the suggested tire/wheel sizes.

Also, if you decide to keep the tires you have. Look up a tire size calculator online, type in what your car is supposed to have and then what your car actually has. That will tell you how far off your speedometer will read. If you've put smaller tires than your car needs than they're going to rotate faster than stock. For example, you're speedo will read 55 when really you're doing 52. Not a huge deal, but it will cause your odometer to add miles on the car faster than it should. So in 4 years like that it may read that you've traveled 50,000 miles, when really you've only gone 47,000. Doesn't sound like a huge deal, but in terms of resale value and warranties, it's a huge deal.
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1. Open your drivers side door.
2. Look at the tire spec list. Should be right there in the door jam.
3. If that doesn't tell you what you need to know, go to tirerack.com and enter in year make a model and look at the suggested tire/wheel sizes.

Also, if you decide to keep the tires you have. Look up a tire size calculator online, type in what your car is supposed to have and then what your car actually has. That will tell you how far off your speedometer will read. If you've put smaller tires than your car needs than they're going to rotate faster than stock. For example, you're speedo will read 55 when really you're doing 52. Not a huge deal, but it will cause your odometer to add miles on the car faster than it should. So in 4 years like that it may read that you've traveled 50,000 miles, when really you've only gone 47,000. Doesn't sound like a huge deal, but in terms of resale value and warranties, it's a huge deal.

Except those are not stock wheels. So none of that will work. He need to know how wide his current wheels are. Once you change your wheels you need to find tires based on those wheels not your cars stock wheels.
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If they're 17's and came off a mazda, they're probably 17x7 or 17x7.5, which is close enough to stock that stock tire sizes should work just fine.
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Also, he said the tires on it are 215's, again supporting the theory that they're 17x7 or 17x7.5.
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What is stock 17 size
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Also, he said the tires on it are 215's, again supporting the theory that they're 17x7 or 17x7.5.

Most likely a 17x7 if they picked the right tire.
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Like title says what tires should I get for my 17's guy I bout them from had them on rx8 and I think tires look to small any suggestions? Thanks guys

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I'm guessing your car came with 16's. If it had come with 17's the recommended sidewall is 55mm in height. So, if your happy with the width of the tires go with a 215/55/17. You could probably get away with a 225/55/17 or even a 235/55/17. I highly doubt those wheels are 8" wide so I wouldn't go any wider than 235, but that's just my opinion.
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Would I gain anything with 235 or should I stick with 225 thanks guys
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You would gain 10mm of tire hitting the ground so yeah, a little bit more grip, but you're also going to pay a little bit more for a wider tire.
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