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How big of a tire? 225/50/15?

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How big of a tire have you seen working on an 02. I'm going to be

using some big box style flairs. I plan on running Khumo Ecsta

700 235/45/13 on 13X8 rims. However I was wondering about

tires for the street that would last more than 10000 miles.

john

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As for durability, it all depends on your suspension drivability, your driving habits and the power of your motor.

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The Ecsta 700 is an Auto X tire. Therefore I would not expect to

get much milage out of em. Why do you say 205 is the max?

john

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Do they rub on the springs in the rear at all? and can you get full

turn lock without rubbing the front valence?

john

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Are the rims 15X7 or 8? And what offset?

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What is Tramlining? is that an allignment term of some sort?

john

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There is no need for a wide tire as the 225.50.15 on the street. It will make every groove on the road a nightmare, not to mention parallel parking. Driving in the wet can be very slipery too.

Also the tire will be too tall. Not to forget also that a heavy tires is more diffcult to spin and destroy acceleration and nimbleness. BTW, if he insists on 225 tire, he'd better pick a 225.45.15 as it is closer to the original overall diameter.

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I'm just trying to get something for the street that will fill up the

flairs. My friend's old 02 that had 245/50/13 Yoko Y352 wasn't

too bad as far as road maners and man did it stick. It was a bitch

to park though.

john

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as for offsets... I don't know... I've got a set of new zender 15x8's

with zero offset that I'm gonna try and put on my wiiiidddeee body

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..with 195/55-15 front tires and 215/50-15 rear tires. The diameter works out to be extremely close to the tires that most 2002s came with. The wheels that these tires are mounted on are Compomotive 3-piece. Fronts are 6 x 15; rears are 7 x 15. Backspacing is the same all around, and measures 4-3/8". Offsets are 19mm front and 13mm rear. The rear wheel/tire really fills the rear flares, and the fronts used 1/4" spacer to move the wheels out a little. This combination works well with a coil-over suspension. I can send you a photo of the wheels and the car when it had the flares and the Compomotive wheels if you like.

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