Wheel/tire size

Now that you have modded the hell outta your ride, you have to find a way to get your car to stick to the ground. Talk about the different types of tires used here.

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Wheel/tire size

Post by whitewabbit » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:23 pm

I found a set of 15x8 with a +15 off set.What would be my best bet, 205-50 or 195-50?

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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by Calimus » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:06 pm

195's are prollie going to have to be streached, which if you like the look, is great. 205's I thing will rub on a cabby. I have them on my rocco, but I don't know how they would do in the cabby wells.
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Post by kamzcab86 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:14 pm

From what I've read, a width of 8 or above may require fender rolling, no matter the tire.

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Post by Calimus » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:30 am

I can see fender rolling you you are planning on dropping the car down, but at stock height and using 15's, keep the profile to 50 or 45 and you shouldn't need to roll the fenders. Now at 8", you might want to get some spacers and go for the whole streach and poke look :D
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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by whitewabbit » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:02 am

I'm really building the cabby for my 16yr old daughter,I just want it to look really nice.I don't want them to rub.


Calimus wrote:I can see fender rolling you you are planning on dropping the car down, but at stock height and using 15's, keep the profile to 50 or 45 and you shouldn't need to roll the fenders. Now at 8", you might want to get some spacers and go for the whole streach and poke look :D

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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by sixsracing » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:54 am

I use 15X8 for my winter tires with 195/50/15s on them, they rub a little if I have people in the back. My summer wheels are 17s with 205/40/17s and they rub about the same amount. I also have Shine Racing System springs all around with Boge turbos so results may vary.
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Post by Ken » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:43 pm

I have 14 inch rims they have 185/60r14 tires. I want a all terrain tread and found some in 195/70r14 do you think they will fit?
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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:44 pm

Check the cabby-info.com site, I do believe they will rub the inner fenders and possible the outer ones on a tight turn.
http://www.cabby-info.com/brakes.htm#Tires
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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by sixsracing » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:06 pm

In spite of Brian's collage, my 17's look great. Pffffflllllltttttt!
The 195/70/14's will work fine. That is stock wheel size for
Mk3's and get swapped around routinely up here.
Hey Brian....you take pictures of your Mom with that camera?
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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by Briano1234 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:10 pm

sixsracing wrote:In spite of Brian's collage, my 17's look great. Pffffflllllltttttt!
The 195/70/14's will work fine. That is stock wheel size for
Mk3's and get swapped around routinely up here.
Hey Brian....you take pictures of your Mom with that camera?
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Not any more since shes dead. Oh, BTW I got that link from the wonderous KAMMY. So if it is on Kammy's site it can't be sexist.
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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by sixsracing » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:04 pm

Oooh, my bad....Sorry to hear about your Mom.

I have met several fantastically sexist females and they are
to be commended.

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Re: Wheel/tire size

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:42 pm

All in good fun.... I can even get my kids with that that isn't nice, you know that your "Grandmother Grandfather mom/dad " is dead as a fill in thin the blank.....

I just wish I had the time to get my cars new top on, but no..... I have to wait..... oh and getting a JOB is a top priority....
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