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PacificTourG
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Help me pick out a tire size
#1196146 - 03/20/06 05:58 PM

I want to replace my tires, but with a different size. My current tire size is 205/50ZR16. These tires look kinda small on the car. The width I'm fine with, but I would like to change the height of the tires. I don't want my replacement tires to look big like stock tires. I would like to keep them low profile.


This is an old pic of my GL with stock suspension. The car looks a bit different now. No plans on lowering it. I think my back suspension needs work. It squeaks.




What are some recommended size tires I can get with my preferences?



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'98 Contour Pacific Green(Modded)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676416

FS:'98-00 Contour front bumper.Brand new unused (Non-SVT)



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DemonSVT
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Re: Help me pick out a tire size new
#1196174 (Re: PacificTourG) 03/20/06 06:20 PM

225/50ZR16

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2000 SVT #674
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It was not broke; Yet I fixed it anyway.

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Big Jim
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Re: Help me pick out a tire size new
#1196501 (Re: DemonSVT) 03/21/06 12:45 AM

Originally posted by DemonSVT:
225/50ZR16




That's what I have and I think it is the best choice, but you adked for other ideas so look at 205/55R16 (98 SVT factory size) and 215/50R16 (99 and newer SVT factory size).

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Jim Johnson
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PacificTourG
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Re: Help me pick out a tire size new
#1196548 (Re: Big Jim) 03/21/06 01:59 AM

I was thinking about the 225/50ZR16, but I'm concerned about the sides rubbing. Anybody have any issues with this size?

While I was doing a search, I found that one person had rubbing issues with this size on stock suspension. I was also thinking about 215/50 and 205/55, but I'm not sure what to choose.

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'98 Contour Pacific Green(Modded)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676416

FS:'98-00 Contour front bumper.Brand new unused (Non-SVT)



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SQLSVT
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Re: Help me pick out a tire size new
#1196580 (Re: PacificTourG) 03/21/06 02:37 AM

I just put 225/50/16 on my SVT which is lowered with H&R springs and I don't have any rubbing issues

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