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I looked at lots of pages reccomending 205/60/13 combination to be good and see other pages saying that 185 is the widest one can go. Assuming a 13x6 wheel, which one is correct? I know for sure I will go the tire rack route but need to clarify the issue.

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the 205s might rub, might not -but it'll be close. 185-70-13 might rub up front (did for me).

I have IE stage II springs and 205s in back -had to be slightly rolled. If I corrected the rear camber they'd have to be rolled more.

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205's rub ?? that was my doubt. I have 195's on my other car with 14" rims and they barely make it. so I am thinking maybe the 205's are for the rear and something like 185's in the front...

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There is a surprising variance from one car to another -- even from left to right on the same car. Depends on body tolerances during production and subsequent bodywork. Depends also on how square the tread shoulder is and how wide the tread is, both a function of tire model. Also depends on wheel width and -- important! -- wheel offset.

205/60-13 fits on some cars and not on others. This can't be predicted for a particular car -- only tested. If there is rub, it will probably be at the rear fender lips.

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First, it depends on your wheel's offset. The offset can be a bit off, but if the tire is not too wide, it will not rub. In the case of the 205.60.13, your margin is pretty slim and you might make sure the wheel has the exact offset which should be around 25 to 30mm.

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have no problem. I have had no problem with the 195's in the rear. Assuming there would be no issue, can I have 185/70/13's in the front and 195/70/13 in the back without rolling the fenders ?

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Later cars have a bit more clearence in back (The wheel arch lip is about half as wide as earlier cars).

I run 205/60R13s on my 72 2002 with 13x6 6-spoke cromodoras and I had to trim the rear wheel lip (which was about 3/4" wide -stock). One of the rear wheels rubbed. I also own a 72 tii, I suspect that those same wheels would fit on it without any problems because the lip width is only about 1/4" (stock).

-Jaycen

72 tundra tii

72 agave 2002

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205's should work fine with a 6" wheel, but 205's are too wide for the 5" wheels (steel and factory alloys).

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URL: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/SearchTires.jsp

If you are using stock wheels (remember the comments about offset), a 195-mm width in the rear is not a problem. Having different sizes or models front-to-back may upset the well-balanced handling (oversteer/understeer) of your 02. Why do you want different sizes? There is a small problem with the 195/70-13 size: it may not exist. Do a size search at the Tire Rack URL.

If you want 195s all around, this is a good time to switch to 14-inch wheels and use 195/60-14 tires. Better tires are available for 14-inch wheels than for 13-inch. Again, see URL.

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