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Tire size on 99 escort zx2

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by Faintestidea, Oct 17, 2020.

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    Faintestidea FEOA Member

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    Currently I have 60/r14 on my zx2. Am I able to move up to 65/15 without it causing problems? And I dont have the s/r zx2 version
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    What is the complete size that you want to put on the car? The stock tire sizes for a non-S/R ZX2 are either 185/65r14 or 185/60r15.
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    I want to do 195/65 15. And doesn't the 1st number determine the width of the tire?
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    Yes, it's the width but the second number for the sidewall height is a percentage of the width so for example, a 195/65r15 is both wider and taller than a 185/65r15. I would pass on the 195/65r15's. They have a high likelihood not fitting due to being too tall, they will probably rub on the front struts. My dad had 195/60r15's on his ZX2 and they were really close rubbing. Why would you want to use that size anyway? It will look silly if it does fit.

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