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ok so i have a 95' scort lx... stock rim size 14" - i'm going for 17"s... i know the lug pattern is 4X100 er whatever... but help me clear myself up... i see more numbrs following rims so can ya tell me about exactly what each number means.. i know 4 is how many lugs... but please just help a girl out... i'm goin for the motegi FF5 in hyperblack 17X7 .... thanx guyz.... [/img]
 

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You mean numbers like 195/60r15?

195 is the width of the tire if i'm not mistaken (measured sidewall to sidewall)

60 is the actual sidewall heighth (the part all that information is written on)

R (or whichever letter it is) is the speed rating of that tire

15 is the diameter of the rim it will fit on.

When you see 15x5.5 that's talking about the rim...15 is the diameter of the rim itself (as stated above) and 5.5 is the width of the rim itself.

As you said your lugnut pattern is 4x100. When shopping for tires, this really doesn't come into play.

When shopping for rims you want to get on or as close to the offest as possible. I know 2nd gen GTs have a 38mm offset. Offset is the distance between the mounting points on the rim compared to the center of the wheel/rim. :wink:
 

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I have one thing to say about James's post, I thikn that the r is merely to tell the rims size it fits mine read 195/60r15 88H. I know that my tires are H-reated as I bought them after blowing one of hte old tires. This leads me to believe that the r in the tire size merely indicates the rims that the tire will fit. some tires will have the speed rating, in my case the 88H, and some won't, like the tires on my mom and dads cars. But the rest of the information in James's post is accurate to the best of my knowledge. Best of luck with the new rims!
 

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Tire sizes:

The R is for radial... it used to matter back in the days of bias plies.

205/45R16Z on my wagon..

205 = Section width (205mm from sidewall to sidewall)
45 = Aspect ratio (45% of 205mm = sidewall height, not actual height)
R = Radial
16 = Wheel diameter
Z = Speed rating

So you see.. a 225/45R16 is going to be larger in diameter than the tires I have. This is also why I think 205/35 tires are redamndiculous for street driving. Sure, a Ferrari might come with 35 aspect ratio tires, but they're also much wider.

Wheel sizes:
4x100 et35

4 = # of lugs
100 = diameter of circle that holes are on (center of the holes on a 4x100 pattern wheel are 100mm from each other)
et35 = offset, aka backspacing (et 35 means that the backside of the wheel is 35mm -out- from the centerline of the rm. et-35 would mean the backside of the wheel is 35mm -in- from the centerline of the rim)

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Did someone say the "g" word? :roll:
 

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RoLLiNnCaLi said:
thanx for ur help guyz... i just wanted some reassurance on what i waslead to think on certain #'s.. i get it now.. haha.. now if only money came by faster..?LoL :D
Hey I was just lookin at your site like 5 minutes ago. it finally just hit me who you were. :p

I hear ya on the money thing, i got two jobs and i'm broke (except my savings for my exhaust...) :D
 

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well ya know... i'm workin 2 mickey d's and i cant buy much off of that money.. haha... i'm working at getting a full time job..... that'll be nice... already had the interview.... as long as i get that job... my escort will be getting the mods i want and the mods it needs to not be a economybox.. hehe.... hey if we were all rich u think we'd be drivin escorts?... honestly.. i would.. but it'd be pimped out.. and i'd have a few other cars..LoL.... 8)
 

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Evo!!! say it ain't so! What happened to todays youth? Now were all dreaming of rice rockets! Get some good old-fashioned american muscle, the Corvette. No replacement for displacement. I'd rather push a chevy than drive an import

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Find me a mid 80s Corvette that's still stock that can run low 14s in the quarter mile, and I will buy one. But alas, you won't. I'd rather have a Camaro Z28 with a 6 sp and a 350 with some actual power....


The Evo 8 is slight rice, but it's quick and it corners like crazy. :wink:
 

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"Rice" is a state of mind not a car itself. It is making a car look and appear in all aspects a "race" car without any plans ot make it haul in the future. others merely define "rice" as a car that looks fast and isn't, but what if it is going to be? that's what I like to say. "cause we can all pretty much see that it costs a hell of a lot less to get a car looking good than it costs to get a car running low e.t.'s. For different applications different cars will work better than others. If you want to run the shortest 1/4 miles, your most likely route, and probably cheaper, is to go with "good ol' american muscle." But if you want to throw it down in the corners, you're probably gonna get it better from an import. Just some food for thought.
 

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to tell ya the truth, the Evo is the one import that i would ever own. If it were given to me. Otherwise, you'd never see a car in my driveway that was made in japan. (or korea, or china, etc.).

"Camaro Z28 with a 6 sp and a 350" Beauty of a ride, but i'll take a '69 stingray and (not or :) ) my brand new 405 horsepower 0-60 in 4 seconds ZO6.

"But if you want to throw it down in the corners, you're probably gonna get it better from an import."

I'd challenge any car (nevermind import) outside of a porsche GT3 to pull over 1g lateral acceleration.

Of course, i'm using the vette as an example, but if were talking rally, i'll still go with GM or Ford.

I love when i see civics with chinese characters all over it flying the stars and stripes on the antenna :)

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