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Wheels-Tires Widest tires for 15 inch rims

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by 1993tracer, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. 1993tracer

    1993tracer FEOA Member

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    On my Zetec swapped 98 Wagon and with my suspension upgraded with new front CA poly bushings, Moog swaybar bushings, 21 mm rear bar, Poly rack mounts and KYB struts and progressive springs, the tires are really showing thier limitations. There doesn't seem to be any good performance tire in the 14 inch sizes anymore ( I had Bridgestone Pole positions for my 93 wagon and they were great). With the bad streets here in Chicago, I figured going up to 15 was probably as far as I want to got to avoid tire and rim Damage. What the widest anyone has gone without rolling the fenders. I think Neuspeed did 215's but not sure without rolled fenders. It appears only Goodyear has 215-50 15.
  2. 4cylinder

    4cylinder FEOA Member

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    san diego, ca
    i have used 205/50 205/55 and 205/60 on the 15 inch wheels and have had no issues with hitting the fenders.

    The factory goodyear 205/55/15 will hit the struts on the factory wheels so you may need to install a 3-5mm spacer as ford did

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