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What? The car always has the final say on how wide of a tire you can run. 205's are that most people who have aftermarket wheels run on Escorts.
 

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The offset of the wheel determines how wide of a wheel will fit, the width of the wheel mixed with personal preference of overall comfort vs. handling determines how wide of a tire to use. It's all a matter of how much you are willing to compensate between comfort and handling to make something fit, and I guess how much sheet metal you aren't afraid to modify.

The white car in my sig is a 4 door and I had to beat the outline of the rear doors inside the wheel well flat just get 205/50 r15 tires on a +38mm offset wheel to not rub on it during hard cornering. Then you have guys like this with a purpose built 4 door Protege race car not really having to modify anything to fit 10" wide front wheels with 235 or 245 series tires and 8" or 9" wide rear wheels. http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/showth ... post639004

I tell you what, I wouldn't want to drive around these New England roads on his suspension setup though.
 
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