Originally Posted by brenx
I've got 16*8's on my XB sedan. i run 225/50's on the front and I've currently got 16"*10.5" wide*26.5" high drag slicks. I normally run around with 255/50/16's on the rear.
Nak302: the reason it would have rubbed is rubber bushes in the leaf springs or sidewall flex. Mine used to rub till I stopped all the leaf spring flex with nolethane bushes through-out the rear.
Hi Brenden, the spring flex is a non issue because the tyre was hitting the guard just sitting there.
the spring hangers are nolathane, the rest are rubber. the 16's with 225/50 would be about the same height as a 15 with 245/60. i even put 225/65 gt radials on but it still rubbed. i think the offset was too big for a sedan
. i've now gone to 14x7 with 215/65 and have no problems at all. mind you i'm after the original look for my gt with 12 slots, trims and centre caps, also i wanted to use the wheel arch trims which meant i couldn't modify the guard lip too much.