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Old 12-26-18, 06:24 PM
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Need help with tire size on two cars

I have a 1984 gls-se. (track car) which I bought 16x8 wheels for it but didnít know what would be the best size tires on that size

Also a 1987 turbo 2.(just for driving on the weekend car) Which am looking at 17x8.5 wheels for but not sure what size tires I could fit
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Are you going with the largest diameter or width?
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For the fb yes, was going to get some coil overs for didnít know how wide could I go with the car

and the turbo 2 the same but without coil overs.
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For the fb 16x8 you will need coilovers in the front and probably, maybe still need to roll the fenders. A 205 tire is about the right size for that width but you could go wider but it will depend on the offset and other clearance issues you may run into.
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I would go with a smaller wheel on the FB. Perhaps 15x7, unless you have brake upgrades that won't clear. I ran 14x7 with 205/55 Toyo RA1's on stock suspension and never had an issue. I could have gone wider, but at ~100WHP you're going to see diminishing returns as the increased friction slows the car. 16x8's are a comfortable size for the FC. 17's also work well, and could get you a little better turn-in feel. I wouldn't go bigger than 17.

What tracks will you be running?
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just be auto crossing
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