Tire sizing help?
nokian at aaahawk.com
Thu Mar 11 15:25:15 EST 2004
> I have some 225-50R16 snow tires on my 1990 200. Got 'em secondhand,
> and put a bunch of miles on them with less than optimal alignment, and
> now they suck. I'm looking to get a new set, but here's the question:
> The tires seem to be a little on the wide side for the rims (not sure
> how wide the rims are!). Also, stock of snow tires is not great at
> this time of year, especially if you want Hakkas. Could I get 215-
> somethings instead? What is something? It seems that 215-55s would
> be too large-radius, but I don't know the details of the calculation.
> 215-50? Anything else?
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Have you got any of the 15" rims sitting around? If so I would go with
either a 195/65-15, 205/60-15 or a 205/65-15. Just got the updates from
Nokian and there is going to be a new tire; the RSi to replace the Hak Q
in all but 10 tread sizes.
The 225/50-16 have a OD of 24.9" and a load index of 96; and a 215/55-16
is 25.3" and load index of 97.
The 205/55-16 is 23.9" and a load index of 91.
I've got lots of the various Hak treads and sizes in stock now.
Going with a skinny tire on a 15" rim is the way to go if you want foul
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