I plan on getting 16x8's in May or June of 2006, so since that is a one inch difference over stock 16's I plan on running at LEAST 235, for appearance purposes, possibly 245 if I can, but the tires I'm looking at are Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds and the Eagle #1 Nascar tires that t3h BUS has (BTW BUS, I love how the 235's compliment your chromes so well, but I guess the Nascar lines of teh trep have something to do with that as well, maybe the Grand Prix will have similar luck :P)
EDIT: WOW I went to the Goodyear website, and apparently their Nascar Eagles come as large as P285/60R16, but I would probably settle for P235/55R16. But if my dad makes me get the TripleTreds, it would be P225/60R16
Might get the Nascars just cause I'd get em summer time, so tread would be worn either way by winter.
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i dunno how much of a difference there is between 1st gen and 2nd gen.. but i have 235/60r16's on mine and there isn't enough room to stick my fingers between the tire and the spring perch..
I ran a set of 235/60/16 Goodyears a couple winters ago. They fit and functioned fine, but it sat way too damn tall with them on. Felt like I was driving a damn 4x4! Still have the tires which are in great shape, but I'll never use them again if anybody wants them.
Tire width is more dependent on rim width than anything else. You don't want to be running a tire that's too wide for the rim you have. As long as you stay within those specs, you shouldn't have any issue with rubbing. Avoid going with a huge sidwall though or potentially you could have problems there...
I've used 235/55 16, That just makes the gap between the tire and sheetmetal a canyon.
Right now it has 235/60 16. Fits extremely well on the stock 7x16 wheels. I appreciate the extra 1/4" ground clearance, and reduced gap.
Ok, I need some help and advise about tire sizes.
My hope is that I can fit a slightly wider tire onto my factory rims. My current tires are 225/60/R16's
What size tire would fit on my factory rims that would have a wider tread without seriously affecting ride height.
Also what are the pros and cons of doing this? I know that wider tires should give better traction, but what else can I expect.
Last edited by BiliTheAxe; 01-29-2012 at 01:55 AM..
Kidding aside, the 226/60 tire comes on 16x7 wheels, which can't really support that much wider of a tire without pinching the sidewall inwards. 235/60 would be the max width you want, but you gotta ask, what do you really gain and is it worth it?
Theoretically, wider = better traction and steering response, but not if you use less than optimal rim width. You're much better off getting a different rim+tire combo, or stay stock size. I run 17x8 light rims in the summer, with 245/45/17 max performance summer tires. The grip and response is night and day from my 225/60/17 all seasons.
I've been away from Chrysler BS for awhile, so I think about what I'd differently.
After the Goodyear GA [god awful] wore out, I went to 235/55 16, which fit just fine. I was trying to fix the tall gearing of the 3.2. The costs were an even larger gap between the tire/fender, and ground clearance was reduced 1/4" [reduced winter traction, more wear to the airdam, etc.]
Trying to correct those flaws, while attempting to retain the better steering feel/grip, I looked for 245/55 16 and I didn't really like the limited selection, Toyo had 2 or so in that size.
I settled with 235/60 16 of the same tire that I used for 235/55 16.
Looking back, I'd run 215/65 16 winter tires on the light [18 pounds and change] ES 16x7" wheels, and get 235/55 17 on the 17x8" OZ Ultraleggera wheels.
Though I am happily surprised that the 245/50 17 size came back from the dead. and 255/50 17 is basically deceased.