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NASCAR styled rims, sizing

The size I can get for the style I want is in a max of 15'
What size tire should I get so that I don't loose ride height, I am about to get a side exit exhaust (before rear tires) and do not want to scrape black chrome on the ground.
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225/60-16 is a factory size. All factory sizes whether 15, 16, or 17" are the same tire tread OD. Here's a tire size calculator so you can find what specs. of different wheel sizes give the same tread OD: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
Use 225/60-16 as your reference.

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Thank you peva!
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Will 15" wheels fit over the brake calipers on your car? Better check clearance. Some early 2nd gen Intrepids came with 15" steel wheels and the brake calipers/mounts were different than the cars with 16/17/18" wheels.
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RON IS RIGHT! Good thing you caught that.

If your car came from the factory with 16 or 17" wheels, you would need to swap out the front knuckles for ones from a '98 or '99 Intrepid or Concorde that came with 15" steelies, and you would need rotors to fit same. Calipers are the same.
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Oh wow that would've been a $600 error lol

Thanks Ron
I'll pay the extra $25 per rim and get 16'' lol
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What's the offset on the wheels you're looking at?

The ES wheels you show in your picture are 16" X 7". 16" diameter and 7" wide.
Bolt pattern has 114.3mm spacing.
Offset should be around 43mm.

You need to make sure all those specs are right on the wheel you're looking at.

If you looking at wider than 7" then the offset needs to be adjusted accordingly to clear the struts. The bolt pattern needs to be 114.3mm. Some people have gotten away with using wheels from the LX carsa with 115mm spacing.
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