A tire Q.....

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  1. billybob

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    how wide of a tire can I fit on my 14 x 6 steelies???

    Will a 225/60/14 fit? Will they rub on a civic that is lowered 2"?

    what do the experts say???
     
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    A 225 will never fit on a 6" wide rim. 205 is the biggest you should even consider trying to squeeze on that rim.
     
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    Yep, a 205 is even a tight fit on a 6" rim (but I had them on my 15x6 SiR rims)
    The 18x8 wheels on my current car wear 225s...
     
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    What size wheels come on 91 civic si's anyways??? I was just guessing 14 x 6.
     
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    Probably a 14 x 5.5 or so...
    The SiRs came with a 15 x 6
     
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    The OEM Steels on my 93 Si were 14x5.5 and they're currently wearing 205/40/14 R-compounds but I wouldn't want to do that with a street tire.

    I've got 215 R-compounds on a set of 13x5.5 rims... they're... interesting looking. :) Wouldn't have to worry about curbing the rims! :)
     
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    Yeah..... I have SiR's (thanks Gord!) and Si steelies...... I need winter tires for the steelies. I think the 215's are out of the question....
     
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    you will never fit 225's on a civic..
     
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    How were the SiR's with the 205's? what was the treadwear like? I need tires for the spring for those too. I was thinking a 195/50/15.
     
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    205/50/15 is perfect
     
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    You do realize that for winter tires you want the narrowest tire you can fit on the rim, not the widest, right?

    I ran 185s on the SiR on 14" steelies come winter.
    You want a narrow tire to cut through the snow, as well as to maximize the weight on each square inch of rubber to max traction on ice.
     
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    What he said above: 205/50/15 is a perfect fit on SiR rims.

    Not sure how it effects treadware though, so don't understand that question. :confused:

    Mind you, treadwear was usually my last concern (I ran T1-Ss as my everyday tire) so I'm not the best person to get into that.
     
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    I had 195/50/15s on those SiRs before I switched to the Heliums. They were fine. Very minimal (.03%) speedo shift. Minimized (Well, as much as possible without dropping) the wheel gap. You'd have absolutely no worry about rubbing with them on a 2" drop I suspect.

    http://pics.spoon.org/Cars/ASCC-SoloII-06-15-2003/IMG_1850.jpg

    Damn I like those rims. Give 'em back! :)

    Now the drop I've got going on now... thats a different story. :)
     
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    Screw cuttin through the snow...... If I'm gonna drive that civic, with a 2" drop and a SiR front clip that it about a pop can off of the ground, I need meat.
     
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    225's on a 14x6....that's gonna keep me laughing all night
     
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    I was thinkin contact surface of the tire, being so wide..... I was thinking of the small camber issue that I forgot to make note of..... :happysad:
     
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    I had 215's on my truck rims that were 14x6.5. I'm still getting the hang of the tire size thing. Don't laugh at me! :razz3:
     

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