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two different size tires...

Postby Derek » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:15 pm

on the rear i have p245/50r16's...

i'd like to save some money if it's not going to harm anything....

and could put some P215/60R16's on the front.

would end up saving me around $100, and well, i think that would be just swell....


the 215's are what the computer always shows as the standard factory tire for my car....but the people who owned it before me had the 245's on there....so i have replaced the rears and now the fronts need it....


anything bad happen because of this?
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Postby KU40 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:43 pm

that would be ok. there is a tad bit of difference in height, the rear will be a couple mm's taller. other than that, you'll get the look of a supercar that does that (I think the lambo. diablos had 315's on the rear, 245's on the front).
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Postby John » Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:34 pm

I can see no reason not to, or any concerning problem it would cause...Front and back different, no problem usually...
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Postby WeDgE » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:59 pm

If it's not being driven in 4-wheel drive then you'll have no problems... ;)
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Postby Derek » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:41 pm

kick ***.

thanks guys :)
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Postby josh99ta » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:39 pm

Pros: Cheaper for tires, some think it looks better

Cons: Some thing it looks worse, less grip up front so the car will be more prone to understeer, lose the ability to rotate tires

Past that there are zero negative effects as long as the overall tire height is within a tenth or two of an inch (if there was a big difference you'd start setting off ABS lights because it would think your front wheels were going at a diferent rate of speed than your rears which would freak the ABS out). Check tire height between the two and you're golden.
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Postby Derek » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:01 pm

finally got them on today....walmart was ****ing and moaning cuz they were too different sizes....and abs blah blah blah....

funny thing....default tire size for my car is the 215's....even though my rim is 8.5"....and those tires are supposedly only good up to 7.5.....

so they were gay about that...and i was like.

i don't care...put the f'ing tires on.


no abs lights on the way home....did notice a little understeer though :)
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Postby dak0ta_g33k » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:37 pm

glad it works for you. reason i run smaller tires in front is because of clearance issues from lowering. my biggest problem is that both sets of tires are unidirectional, which leads to no tire rotating. my truck has antilock for the rear tires only, so i haven't run into ABS issues
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Postby black300zx » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:43 am

Derek wrote:funny thing....default tire size for my car is the 215's....even though my rim is 8.5"....and those tires are supposedly only good up to 7.5.....

how stretched are the sidewalls on the 215's?????

My z has 7.5" wheels all the way around. Stock tire size is 225/50 r16, and the sidewalls are more or less vertical(not stretched or bulging over). Stock TT wheels are 8.5 in the back, and take a 245 width tire.

Like everyone said, unless you driver your car hard as hell, the difference won't matter.
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Postby Derek » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:20 am

they aren't that stretched at least from my vantage point....


i took some corners pretty hard last night, and they pretty well....

maybe someday i'll go back to the 245's when i get the money :)
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