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Old 08-23-2008, 04:11 PM
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How big can you go on stock rims?

Hey, I've been researching for a while and still don't have a straight answer.


Whats the biggest tire size you can go on stock SI rims? I have 195's on there for the winter and I know 205 is stock but on my next set I wanted to get some 215's and possibly 225/50/15 drag radials if they are permitted. The size of the rim is 15x6.5 btw

Also if I can/can't, what tire sizes do you recommend?
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Re: How big can you go on stock rims?

i seen 225's on SI's before. dont remember the sidewall tho. prolly 50.
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Re: How big can you go on stock rims?

I have seen 245/50 on 6.5 wide wheels. BUT its not recommended lol
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Re: How big can you go on stock rims?

I've had 225/55r15s on my car but they were drag rads and I only used them on the weekends. If you go to wide (215s are really pushing it) with a tire on a small rim you end up handling worse. because of tire roll over.
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I've had 225/55r15s on my car but they were drag rads and I only used them on the weekends. If you go to wide (215s are really pushing it) with a tire on a small rim you end up handling worse. because of tire roll over.
215's will be fine (personal experience) but you're right, any bigger and you lose handling characteristics. 225 is fine for drag racing though.
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Re: How big can you go on stock rims?

Thanks! I'm gonna go with 4x215's and 2x225/50/15 BFG Drag Radials.

Any recommendations on what sidewall size I should go with for the 215's?
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Re: How big can you go on stock rims?

just do 50 sidewall all the way around.
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