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Re: 93-95 90q - Plus sized wheels/tire BTDT

Ryan and Marjorie Fischer wrote:
> Looking for other listers who have put larger wheels/tires on 93-95 90Sq
> (I think that would include the CS model as well).  Orig equipment is
> 205/60R15, 4 bolt pattern.
I thought OE was 195/65R15...?  Maybe that's just US cars...the book
mentions both sizes.  The bolt pattern is 4x108mm.

> I am looking to find out what others listers have done, in terms of the
> brand of wheel/tire selected and what size/width of wheel/tire you went
> to.(or what to avoid!)  I also am looking for the stock offset.
The offset is 37mm for 6" and 7" rims.  I think that the biggest wheel
you can get that won't rub is 17x7.5, but IMO anything bigger than a
16x6.5 would be a little scary.

> Have been looking thru the Tire Rack pages and there seems to be some
> options there.  I have come up with some possible "plus" combinations,
> but nothing beats the BTDT experience and I would like to be armed with
> some knowledge before I shop locally.
I personally think that a 16x6.5 wheel with 205/55n16 tires would be the
best bet--that way you don't get too close to suspension bits or
fenders, and you speedometer will read correctly.  I know of one or two
people that have 17" wheels and are pretty pleased with them.  Not sure
how hard it is to find tires for them, though.

> Plowed thru the archives and didn't come up with what I was looking for,

Searches through the archives don't normally come up with good results
for us 90 owners :)