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Will these tires work on a '91 200TQW?
I figure the combined wisdom of the collective should help me make a choice
here. It's tire time, and I've narrowed the alternatives, partly on the
basis of comments from the list, and partly because of price, etc. I
figured I'd spring for a set of Dunlop SP4000s (225/60ZR15). Tirerack is
selling them at $68. a piece. However, today I went into their website and
checked out the SP8000s, which many listers like. I noticed that they
actually make these tires in 245/50ZR15 size.
Question: Will these tires fit and handle okay on this car, a '91 200Q
avant with stock 7.5x15 BBS rims? The difference in diameter from stock
(215/60/15) is .5". At 3000rpm in 5th, the mph difference is 1mph. So
that's not an issue. Perhaps the SP4000 is a more versatile tire? The ride
will be noticeably different with a 50 series tire?? (I put '92 S4 struts
and brakes on the car in June. The '92 springs are the stiffest of all on
In the absence of some 16" wheels coming my way at a reasonable price, these
are my alternatives. Any advice/experience is very much appreciated.
Oh, yeah, the car is in Southern California. It hasn't seen the mountains
and snow yet, but it may.