Help: tires

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Halapine, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Halapine

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    i got some 15" rims. And im not sure wich tire size would appropriate for them. They are going on the integra.
    i was thinking either 195/55R15 or 205/50R15 (taken from that tire calculator site)

    The 205's are cheaper for me to buy.
    What would be recommended?!? :confused:
     
  2. AcidGord

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    205's are cheaper? Thats unusual.

    The 205's are a better choice overall, especially if they're more cost effective. More contact patch = better handling and the size doesn't throw your speedometer off by much. The general rule of thumb is wider in the summer, narrower in the winter.
     
  3. Halapine

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    YEah ... trust me, i asked my garage like 3 times to make sure they had the price right, and its for falkens 512.
    the 205's they are giving them to me for 500$ installed and balanced taxes in
    and the 195's they want 630$
    Thanks for the info!
     
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    195/55's are a more rare tire therefore more expensive
     
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    Every tire I look at on tirerack.com is $5-10 cheaper each in 195 width than 205. 195/55/15 isn't a particularly rare size at all.

    (Edit) Okay, just noticed those tended to be 195/60 and 195/50s... still...
     
  6. Halapine

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    yeah .. well im buying mine from president tire .. they are a dealer for the falken tires. And they treat me good there! So might as well give them the credit right
     

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