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Old 01-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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1994 gt tire sizes

i was wondering if anyone can answer my question
i have 225/55-16 on my 1994 gt and i was wondering if 205/60-16 snow tires would fit on my car for the winter?
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Yeah 205/60r16 will fit no problem and having a more narrow tire for the winter is better. The two sizes are the same hight but the 205/60r16 are a bit more narrow.
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Yeah 205/60r16 will fit no problem and having a more narrow tire for the winter is better. The two sizes are the same hight but the 205/60r16 are a bit more narrow.
+1 Will work very well!
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+1 Will work very well!
Hey thanks a lot
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Re: 1994 gt tire sizes

take the first number and multiply it by the sidewall (second number) after you times it by .01 (make it a percent) the number you get is the height of the sidewall in milimeters you can check two tires to see if they are close this way
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Or you can go to the tire manufacturer's website and view the spec sheet.

A 205 60 in one brand may be a different size than a 205 60 in a different brand.
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Or you can go to the tire manufacturer's website and view the spec sheet.

A 205 60 in one brand may be a different size than a 205 60 in a different brand.
No its not! lol the first number on ANY tire is how wide it is in mm's the second number is a percdentage of how wide the tire is, is the side wall! Ex my Mustang i have 245/45r17 so my tire is 245 millimeters wide and 45% of 245 mm tall which is 110 mm for my sidewall.
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No its not! lol the first number on ANY tire is how wide it is in mm's the second number is a percdentage of how wide the tire is, is the side wall! Ex my Mustang i have 245/45r17 so my tire is 245 millimeters wide and 45% of 245 mm tall which is 110 mm for my sidewall.
Trust me when I say even though they are marked with the same size the physical dimensions vary from brand to brand. When I was getting ready to purchase tires for the back of my car I looked at several different brands and off the top of my head I remember the 315 35 17 MT being alot wider than the 315 35 17 nittos.

Hopefully you look it up so you can see for yourself.
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Trust me when I say even though they are marked with the same size the physical dimensions vary from brand to brand. When I was getting ready to purchase tires for the back of my car I looked at several different brands and off the top of my head I remember the 315 35 17 MT being alot wider than the 315 35 17 nittos.

Hopefully you look it up so you can see for yourself.
Well you can ask anyone who works with tires, or what ever but the are all the same if the numbers are the same! Id be willing to go sa far as to acctually measure them!
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I'll save you the trouble. I pulled spec sheets for the first two different 205 60 16's that i could find and as it is not a significant difference, they DO have both different heights AND different widths. As the tire gets larger in size the difference in size varies even more. Please do not argue about something you know nothing about!!!!!!
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I'll save you the trouble. I pulled spec sheets for the first two different 205 60 16's that i could find and as it is not a significant difference, they DO have both different heights AND different widths. As the tire gets larger in size the difference in size varies even more. Please do not argue about something you know nothing about!!!!!!
I didnt see a difference in the TIRE which is what we are talking about i did how ever see a iin the RIM! The tire is the rubber the rim is the metal! Really i dont know $h!t abot it BUT i GRADUATED UTI, wanna help me understand please!!

BUT in your defense if you are refering to the 25.6 vs the 25.7, wow different companys may round differently! and a whole whopping 2 millimeters or 1/12 of an inch! Thats rounding my friend!
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I didnt see a difference in the TIRE which is what we are talking about i did how ever see a iin the RIM! The tire is the rubber the rim is the metal! Really i dont know $h!t abot it BUT i GRADUATED UTI, wanna help me understand please!!

BUT in your defense if you are refering to the 25.6 vs the 25.7, wow different companys may round differently! and a whole whopping 2 millimeters or 1/12 of an inch! Thats rounding my friend!
If you don't understand the difference between two measurements after graduating from a tech school then I definitely won't be able to help you one bit. Btw - the overall tire width is different too!

To the OP, always refer to the manufacturer's spec sheet for correct sizes and applications.
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If you don't understand the difference between two measurements after graduating from a tech school then I definitely won't be able to help you one bit. Btw - the overall tire width is different too!

To the OP, always refer to the manufacturer's spec sheet for correct sizes and applications.
OK, OK you got me on that one about overall tire width! But again its 2 effin millimeters, you really going to say they are different when 2 millimeters is less than 1 percent!?!? Wow, sorry perfectionist! My bad!!!!
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Lets not get into a pissing contest boys. You are both equally correct. How's that?
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Actually, cobracoupe is right. You Mr UTI grad are wrong. Sizes are very different at bigger sizes. My 315 35/17 Sumitomo HTRZs are much smaller in both width and sidewall height than a set of MT 315 35/17 et street DR. My Sumis are approximately 308 mm wide (much smaller than the advertised 315 mm). I work in a machine shop. 7 mm is a HUGE difference. A UTI grad should know that. Its easily noticeable to the human eye. And it makes a difference in the width of the tire, the bulge of the tire mounted on a 10.5 rim, and the sidewall height in percentage. Say the MT is really a 322 mm... That means the sumis sidewall is 4.24" and the MT is 4.43". Big difference.
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