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Old 11-02-2017, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question Widest tires for 1995 Eagle Vision TSI?

Hello, everyone. I just joined and I'm burning off my first post to ask about tires. I picked up a '95 Vision a few days ago and it's in bad need of some tires. Money is a huge issue right now, so I've been trolling the local FB sales groups looking for good used tires. I think I've found a set that I like, but there may be an issue with fit/rubbing.

The car currently has 225/60R16, but I'm hoping the 245/50R16 set I found will work. I believe I saw someone on this site mention that that very size worked fine with their first-gen Intrepid, which gives me hope, since I'm under the impression that they're essentially built on the same platform. Before I commit to buy the tires, I'm hoping someone with first-hand knowledge can chime in and let me know if I can use these tires before someone else snakes them out from under me. A $40 set of perfectly good used tires isn't likely to last all that long on the market. Hoping for good news.

Also, if any of you have experience with a sunroof that doesn't want to go all the way down, I'd love to hear how you managed to get it fully closed.

Here's my new $800 beater, in all of her sun-faded glory.
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Unfortunately, that doesn't really help me. I'd already Google'd their respective physical dimensions. Ideally, I'm hoping to find someone on here that's actually running that size on a Vision without any issues. The local "mechanic" said they'd probably rub on the struts (though he didn't even bother to look at the car and the available space); the fact that someone on here with an old Intrepid had no such issues suggests that maybe the "mechanic" may be mistaken.
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Look up that old thread and verify it yourself. Not many people left on here that are knowledgeable in the 1st gen cars.

If you doubt the "mechanic"...measure yourself. The tires you'd like are .7" wider than what you have. Divide that by 2 to get .35" wider on one side. Jack up your car and turn the wheel and see what clearance you have between your current tire/wheel and the strut spring seat. If you can't do that yourself...have someone else do it. Sounds like your "mechanic" buddy is a putz if he didn't even look/measure.

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Look up that old thread and verify it yourself. Not many people left on here that are knowledgeable in the 1st gen cars.
Since I can't post URLs yet, I've attached a screenshot of the statement I was referencing earlier, below. Without knowing for sure that what will work on first-generation Intrepid will also work on a '95 Vision, that post doesn't really get me all the way to verification. Are you saying that that's definitely the case? In this situation, what goes for his car will also go for mine?

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If you doubt the "mechanic"...measure yourself. The tires you'd like are .7" wider than what you have. Divide that by 2 to get .35" wider on one side. Jack up your car and turn the wheel and see what clearance you have between your current tire/wheel and the strut spring seat. If you can't do that yourself...have someone else do it. Sounds like your "mechanic" buddy is a putz if he didn't even look/measure.
The math was easy enough to work out for myself earlier, and it seemed that there's enough space while the car is sitting still for them to fit in there. I'd just assumed that there was more to the story than how they fit in a stationary vehicle. I figured there would be a certain degree of flex under various circumstances, which may make the tiny gap that would be left over less than ideal when actually driving the car. Hence, my hope of getting information from someone who'd actually done what I'm looking to do.

The "mechanic" sure didn't impress me much. While he made it a point to tell me that, if I did get the tires and bring them to him for installation, he'd charge me to take them off their old rims, charge me to mount them on my car, and if they did end up rubbing, he'd charge me all over again to undo the process and reinstall my old tires - but didn't seem to see any value in getting up and actually looking at the car. He also wouldn't get up off his ass to check out my sunroof issue. Apparently, he just doesn't like money quite enough to justify working on a sunroof, which he hates doing.
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Hello, everyone. I just joined and I'm burning off my first post to ask about tires. I picked up a '95 Vision a few days ago and it's in bad need of some tires. Money is a huge issue right now, so I've been trolling the local FB sales groups looking for good used tires. I think I've found a set that I like, but there may be an issue with fit/rubbing.

The car currently has 225/60R16, but I'm hoping the 245/50R16 set I found will work. I believe I saw someone on this site mention that that very size worked fine with their first-gen Intrepid, which gives me hope, since I'm under the impression that they're essentially built on the same platform. Before I commit to buy the tires, I'm hoping someone with first-hand knowledge can chime in and let me know if I can use these tires before someone else snakes them out from under me. A $40 set of perfectly good used tires isn't likely to last all that long on the market. Hoping for good news.

Also, if any of you have experience with a sunroof that doesn't want to go all the way down, I'd love to hear how you managed to get it fully closed.

Here's my new $800 beater, in all of her sun-faded glory.
I had 245/40-18 on Dodge Charger Police wheels on my 1996 Chrysler Vision 3.5 tsi, without any problems.
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