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Whats a good tire size to put on 15x7 wheels????
 

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205-245's. 225 is a good size though. Here is what my 225/50's looked like on my old compomotive cx600's they were 16x7's

Waittt.... these are 245/50's... hang on, I'll get a pic of the 225/50's I put on there



Oh yeah, and on the front were 205/55's on that same 16x7 rim size

 

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Here are a couple pics of the 225/50's in the rear and the 205/55's in the front. I know not the same diameter, but you can get the idea. if I were to have 15x7's I'd probably get some 225/40 or 225/45's.



 

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tryin2fly, what year Escort are we talking about? 205/55 would be a good size.

What are you thinking silverton? Going above 205 is just asking for rubbing problems on an Escort.
 

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madmatt2024 said:
tryin2fly, what year Escort are we talking about? 205/55 would be a good size.

What are you thinking silverton? Going above 205 is just asking for rubbing problems on an Escort.
Meh. There's plenty of room for a 225 with the right offset wheel under there.

Don't try to challenge me to fit a tire under any car, because i'll do it. ;)

"You can't do 245 width on a narrowbody Celica GT."

Hrmmm.... yeah?
 

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madmatt2024 said:
tryin2fly, what year Escort are we talking about? 205/55 would be a good size.

What are you thinking silverton? Going above 205 is just asking for rubbing problems on an Escort.
haha, too right! When I get a set of 15x7's, I'd go with a 205/50 like Denis said.
 

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I'll tell you what.... if you want wider, get the following info, and i'll tell you what you should be able to fit.

I need:

1) stock offset for an EGT
2) Stock 15" wheel width for an EGT

I'll take some measurements and get back to you with what tire width is possible with what offset.

I'm 99% sure that 225s are doable.

But if you just want to go with the easy-out route, yeah, 205s. I'm pretty sure i could fit 215s with no offset changes at the moment, but that's not a big enough jump for me to care about.
 

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Sry it took me soo long to get back to this one, but I have a 95 sedan.

I just got some decent 15 inch wheels from a buddys civic that he bought and never put on. Im not sure about the offset on them.

Im lowerin it about 1.5" or so next month with ground controls. Im not a wizz with tire sizes and I wanted to know a size that would look right.

I more then trust all of your opinions, so I figured I 'd ask. I've been tryin 2 chase a good JDM look. Sorry if you guys think its a waste of a question. :hmph:
 

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Just remember... wider is better.

If you want to get me the info i need, i'll tell you the widest tire you can fit on that thing.

But otherwise, if you want easy and no research necessary, go with 205s. It's what all the Civics use anyways, because they're unwilling to do the research to fit real tire under there, and it would interfere with trying to acheive 12 degrees of negative camber and destroying oil pans. ;)
 
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