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Old 03-18-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hey All,
I have a quick question regarding tire sizes. Currently on my car i have p225 60r17. My tires need to be replace so i went to a local tire shop. The guy told me my tires are to big in height and recommended p225 50r17. Said it would drive better and look better. What do you guys think? would it drive and look better? i currently have a 2001 v6 mustang.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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What wheels do you have?? You current tires are WAY too big (tall) of a side wall. And it sounds like you have very skinny wheels. Are they 17x7????
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I have american Racing wheels and they are 17x7. Those tire came with rims when i initially bought them. I can't post the picture
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Then yes, 225/50/17 will be close to the stock 26" diameter (it will be about 25.9" depending on brand). You'll be a lot better off. The 225 width is about as wide as you want to go on that rim.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
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Thanks alot LilRoush for your help. I will take your advice. i posted a rim picture on my garage if you want to take a look at what rims i was talking about.
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yeah a 60 ratio height is considered a passenger tire/light truck tire. 55 or lower is considered a performance tire.
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Thanks for the info Derf00. Didn't know that before.
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