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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-19-03, 10:47 PM
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Re: What's the Largest Tires you have run in your falcon

I dont reckon it would look good on a 17in wheel.

On a set of 15x8 centreline convo pro's it would look tuff!


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I've heard of people running 255's on 17x8 rims, I haven't seen any cars with this combo, though, so I don't know how much the sidewalls bulge.
I have 255/40/17 on my 7.5" rims, no problem.

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This topic on maximum tyre widths is an interesting topic.

I’m not looking to fit tyres on my ea for tyre size 300+, maybe 305mm if read below.

I don’t want to roll my guards or anything to do with mini-tubs, just want to leave the girls body intact - no messy plastic surgery there.

What is the widest tyre length you can fit on the front and rear without rolling the guards and not going past where the guard ends under the wheel bay. I mean, letting the tyres go up and down freely in the wheel bay and not scraping, or bumping into the guards in any way.

People are talking about 225s, 235s, and 245’s for the front; 245s, 255s, 265s, 275s, 285s, and 295s for the rear. Which of these will not touch the wheel guards and also not to touch the end of the guards inside the wheel bay for an EA GL with 2 inch lowered suspension on the right 16 inch wheel rims. I don’t want to squeeze wide tyres on the wrong (small) rim even though it can to prevent tyre roll.

What performance advantages/disadvantages will I expect with wider tyres? More petrol consumption or not? Power steering problems, and what can be done to correct it. Stress on brakes or not? Good traction in rain or not? Wide tyres ok to roll 200km/ph + ? What happens when you drive around a corner more than faster than usual and what makes the difference between a wide and standard tyre such as the 205mm.

If worth it, I will purchase tyre sets and 16 inch rims. I don’t really like the look of 15, 17 and 18 inch rims. 17 and 18 inch looks all Japanese to me.
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Re: What's the Largest Tires you have run in your falcon

I have driven an ea with 235/60r 15 on the front and 295/60r15 on the rear the gaurds were lipped, and it was 2 inches lower than standard, my zk fairlane runs 275's on the rear with no scrubbing standard lips and 2 1/2 inches lower than standard. mostly comes down to the offset of your rims.
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Re: What's the Largest Tires you have run in your falcon

ok , im about to get a new set of tyres for the ED and im thinking of 225/60/15's khumo kh11. I DONT have a camber kit so will i have real bad tyre wear?

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super lows and no camber kit is asking for trouble!!! be prepared to have the inside of your tires chewed out really quick.

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howbout lows walki?

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ohh and whats a cmaber kit worth anyway , will it improve handling?

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k-mac camber kits are about $300 supplied and fitted. Thats what I have (correct me fellas)

Definitely worth it if you want your tyres to last.

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Re: What's the Largest Tires you have run in your falcon

You don't need a camber kit, a handful of shims will achieve the same result.
Of course a camber kit does have the benefit of being polyurethane bushed.
(I don't like the rachet type kits, but that's another story)....

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