Tire size

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  1. Pale Horse

    Pale Horse New Member

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    Anyone use a 255 45 on a 16 inch rim?
     
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    I used a 255/45 on my OEM 17x8 01 polished cobras. I think the 16" ponies are 16x8 right? Or are they 7"?
     
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    Honestly not sure, I was hoping someone might the answer. I have 245s on the now.
     
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    255/45 is too small IMHO. Run a 245/50/16 or 255/50/16

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    I would prefer a bigger profile, but found a good deal on that size.
     
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    Do you even understand how tire sizing works? I ask, because most do not.

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    Yeah 245 is the width 45 is the profile (height of the side wall) and the last is the rim size. By the way I did find a 50 series and bought those today.
     
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    Nope.

    If that was so, a 215/40/17 and a 275/40/15 would be the same height... which I can assure you, they are not.

    The second number in a P-metric tire size, is the sidewall aspect ratio. In this particular instance, a 245/50/16 would have a sidewall height that is 50% of 245mm...

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    Thanks but,I didn't say that the profile of 1 40 series tire is the same as the other did I?
     
  10. Addermk2

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    You said height, and that is wrong.

    I'm trying to educate you. Say thank you, and move on.

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  11. Pale Horse

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    If we are going there I asked if a certain tire size would fit on a a 16 rim. Not an lecture on how to read a tire size. So see your way out of this thread and educate yourself on some manners.
     
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    [MENTION=14663]Pale Horse[/MENTION] Don't mind him. He tries to help everyone, and in plain english is very blunt about it. Which tires did you end up getting?
     
  13. Pale Horse

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    The 255 50 16. I was worried any rubbing issues when use the on the track. I have 245's now.