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    Thread: Tire size calculator...

    1. 03-25-2004 06:43 PM #1
      I found the tire size calculator to be vary helpful when planing a project http://ejelta.com/tiresize/index.html

      now if i could only find a tire the size i want (205/35/17)

      Cheers


    2. 05-05-2004 09:58 AM #2
      I use the one at http://www.dsm.org/tools/tiresize.htm whenever people start asking what tires can go on their car. Very handy tool.

    3. 05-05-2004 10:05 AM #3
      OK, I'll join in... I use THIS one.

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      05-05-2004 12:24 PM #4
      http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

      Stock Tire
      195x60x14"
      Sidewall: 4.6"
      Radius: 11.6"
      Diameter: 23.2"
      Circumf: 72.9"
      Revs/mi:869.0

      New Tire
      175x50x13"
      Sidewall: 3.4" (- the 2.5" stretch!)
      Radius: 9.9"
      Diameter: 19.9" (- the 2.5" stretch!) AKA how to lower your car over 3" without touching the suspension.
      Circumf: 62.5"
      Revs/mi:1014.0

      Speedometer reading with non-stock tire is 14.3% fast.

      Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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      05-06-2009 09:24 AM #5
      sorry to bring this back from the dead, but I found this site, its pretty BA.

      http://www.wheelsmaster.com/rt_specs.jsp

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      05-07-2009 11:42 PM #6
      there's always the powerdog tiresize calculator, i use it regularly and it's so easy.

      http://www.powerdog.com/tiresize.cgi

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      01-13-2010 07:16 PM #7
      I use this one and I find it pretty helpful.

      http://www.motoringexposure.co...lator


    8. 01-14-2010 04:53 PM #8
      Cool

      I use this: http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/ct/pneu16.htm (But are in Portuguese )


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      11-30-2011 08:54 PM #9
      very helpful, thanks.

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      12-01-2011 11:02 PM #10
      I use this one:
      http://www.willtheyfit.com

      In combo with this one:
      http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

      the first one is good for visualizing the details and numbers found on the second one.

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      12-08-2011 02:39 PM #11
      i got a question...
      recently i change my tires... i was using the oem size 195/65-15... and i change it for 195/50-15 i know its not a big change
      but i have the dubt if i've made the right choice??? it does look a lot cooler but now im worry if the new tires can handle the weight of my car...
      i know that the speedometer can change but that doesnt worry me at all...

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      12-09-2011 03:14 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ironjose View Post
      i got a question...
      recently i change my tires... i was using the oem size 195/65-15... and i change it for 195/50-15 i know its not a big change
      but i have the dubt if i've made the right choice??? it does look a lot cooler but now im worry if the new tires can handle the weight of my car...
      i know that the speedometer can change but that doesnt worry me at all...
      That is a pretty big change...about 10% on the calculator. I can't imagine you would have any problems with them supporting the car, but the speedo and odo will be VERY off. About 6mph@60 and your odometer will say that you have put quite a few more miles on the car than you actually have. Not only that, but unless you lower the car too you are going to have a bit more than an inch of extra wheel well gap.

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