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Old 06-26-2003, 05:37   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Thinking of puting some new rubber on my EL. Currently got Pirelli 6000 16" 215 55.

Does anyone know what the largest width I can get without changing the profile?

I was thinking of getting the Pirelli's again. Does anyone have any other suggestions.
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Old 06-26-2003, 21:21   #2 (permalink)
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if you have 7" wide rims, then 225/50/R16s..
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Thanks JMartion,

Not sure if there 7" rims. They say 8Jx16. Does 8J mean there 8" ???
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Re: Tyres

well bullagent, whenever you go with a wider tire you will also be changing the profile. because the profile is based on a percentage of the tread width
for example a 225/50-16 will be around 25" diameter
goto a 245/50-16 and you have around 25.8" diameter.
granted that 3/4" is not much difference but that is how it works
BTW a 245/50-16 is the max for a 7" rim and you will have to watch the tire pressure like a hawk if you want any kind of milage on a tire like that fitted to a 7" rim.
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bridgestones have a pretty reputation and quality plus they deal with just about every tyre width & diameter there is currently.
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