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Old 04-14-05, 03:04 PM
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widest tire on 7 in wheel

Hey everyone, Im gettin ready to purchase new tires for my car for autocrossing and so forth and I need to know what is the widest size I can put on a 7 inch wheel. I will be using my stock GTUs wheels and I am looking to get Yokohama ao32's either the 205/55r16 or the 225/50r16. I need to know if the 225/50's will work on these wheels. I know the 205s will, my street tires are 205. I searched for a while but couldnt find much of what I was looking for. Here is the link to the tires.

http://www.yokohamatire.com/TireIntro.asp?TireID=2
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Old 04-14-05, 03:12 PM
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You didn't have to look too far.

Check out the specs .pdf

It specifies the 225 can be used on a 6.0-8.0in rim.

http://www.yokohamatire.com/pdf/AO32Rbltn.pdf
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Old 04-15-05, 04:46 PM
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I've seen a 245 on a 6.5" rim, so 7" should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Travis R
I've seen a 245 on a 6.5" rim, so 7" should be fine.
I've seen people cliff diving from a 70 foot high cliff too, but that doesn't mean you should do it.

A 225/50 16 will fit acceptably well on a 16x7 rim, but it's not optimal (16x8 would be optimal). Mount them and have fun.
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My repu below has 225/50/15's on 15x7's up front. It's a very nice fit and the wheel won't get curb rash cause the sidewall hangs off. But not balloned. 245 on 8's in the back.
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Thanks everyone, Im lookin forward to gettin the tires...
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