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      03-13-2010 05:17 PM #26
      for the record, here is how my car looks with 16s...

      i think that looks pretty good. the 16s im getting will be a half inch wider and stick out a full centimeter further due to different offset. the tires in that pic are only 205's too.

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      03-13-2010 05:42 PM #27
      Looks fine with 16's. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      03-13-2010 06:04 PM #28
      14" wheels are where it's at

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      03-13-2010 06:26 PM #29
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    5. 03-13-2010 06:31 PM #30
      Some 13's on my BMW, although they'll eventually be replaced with 15's so I can fit bigger brakes.

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      03-13-2010 06:31 PM #31
      i don't see any advantage and wish this "fad" would DIAF
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      03-13-2010 06:31 PM #32
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      That's not really something for us to decide (or care about imo).
      I think a vehicle with an "off road" design can pull off the smaller wheel/higher tire aspect ratio look since that works MUCH better off road that the typical low profile tire crap on vehicle today.
      And in the end - who gives a flying flynn what people think? It's your car. F em.
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      03-13-2010 06:32 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Theclayman »
      14" wheels are where it's at

      that's what I'm saying!

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      03-13-2010 06:54 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »
      i don't see any advantage and wish this "fad" would DIAF

      what fad? having meaty tires? explain.
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      03-13-2010 07:22 PM #36
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      03-13-2010 07:31 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »
      i don't see any advantage and wish this "fad" would DIAF

      It's way better than the stretched look, IMO.

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      03-13-2010 07:37 PM #38
      This a fad I can get down with.
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      03-13-2010 07:37 PM #39
      I approve running the smaller diameter wheel but have personal issues with running the smaller diameter tire. Stock is 215/60 16 and 225/50 is just too small. 235/55 is perfection but there really aren't any tires in that size so I would go with a 225/60 just for fun.
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      03-13-2010 07:47 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by abingdon »
      It's way better than the stretched look, IMO.

      Oh my, I agree 100%. The stretch, poke, and hellaflush fads are among my least favorite things going. Properly sized wheels and tires (and proper ride height) are the way to go.

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      03-13-2010 07:53 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »
      i don't see any advantage and wish this "fad" would DIAF
      "fad"? It's not 1983 anymore man.

      205/75's on some 15x4's.
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      03-13-2010 07:56 PM #43
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      03-13-2010 08:07 PM #44
      I'm running 215/60/R15 on 15x6.5 wheels (195/60/R15 is stock). I accidentally ordered with too high of a sidewall. Next time, I'll shoot for 215/55/R15 so it doesn't look so balooned.


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      03-13-2010 08:11 PM #45
      My opinion is that wheels should be large enough to clear the brakes and that's it.
      I always thought that these cars pulled this off perfectly:



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      03-13-2010 08:15 PM #46
      Quote, originally posted by Pennywise &raquo;
      what fad? having meaty tires? explain.

      Probably trying to imply that this is as much of an all-show "fad" as the slammed/stretched/poked or hellaflush look.
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      03-13-2010 08:22 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by PsychoVolvo &raquo;
      I'm running 215/60/R15 on 15x6.5 wheels (195/60/R15 is stock). I accidentally ordered with too high of a sidewall. Next time, I'll shoot for 215/55/R15 so it doesn't look so balooned.
      Are those General Altimax HP's? I'm thinking of ordering a set when my current tires are done, how do you like them?
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      03-13-2010 08:39 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by MidnightSpecial &raquo;
      This a fad I can get down with.

      well i guess that answer's my homosexual question

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      03-13-2010 08:39 PM #49
      Quote, originally posted by DubNMiatafan &raquo;
      Are those General Altimax HP's? I'm thinking of ordering a set when my current tires are done, how do you like them?

      We just put them on my g/f's mazda 6. I wouldn't put them on a miata but they seem to be a decent no season tire, much better than her oem tires.

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      03-13-2010 09:57 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by DubNMiatafan &raquo;
      Are those General Altimax HP's? I'm thinking of ordering a set when my current tires are done, how do you like them?

      They're pretty good for the money. They were alright in snow, good in rain and good on dry. Tirerack has a lot of reviews on them and they are generally well accepted.

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