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Old 04-09-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default 225/50/15 instead of 225/45/15 on 15x9

Lately Ive been considering upgrading my wheel/tire combo. I definitively want 6uls 9s, but is been a turn off to see the few tires in 225/45 that are available for the wheel. In the other hand there is a vast selection of 225/50 tires and starting at ~$50 - which is ******* awesome!!

Ive been looking around for pictures of cars with 225/50, and personally I dont think is that bad, considering the ~$250 savings. Comments??


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Look here... particularly posts 25 and 26.

https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...t=45501&page=2
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^^ Lol thats the 225/45 thread, this the 225/50 ........... ~$50 tires is hard to pass on, plus i want 9s really bad
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Currently on the car are 6UL 15x9's with 225/45-15 RS3's (that's what's in my sig pic)... the pics I posted were of my other 6UL set which had 225/50-15 RE-71s and 15x6.5s with 205/50-15 Azenis RT-215s.

I'm with Sav... I don't think 225/50's are usable on a lowered NA, though it may depend on what brand, as different manufacturers tires will vary in any given marked size.
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whats so funny?? o_o
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Use those big eyes and read
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Hey *******, I read it but I dont get whats funny about it :(
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I don't think 225/50's are usable on a lowered NA, though it may depend on what brand, as different manufacturers tires will vary in any given marked size.

Edit: Did you float here on a door?
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How many ******* times do I have to say IM NOT ******* CUBAN!!!!!!!!!!!

I still dont get why that is lol-deserving
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you guys are f'kin funny! anyways, i ran 225/50/15 bfg r1's and they just fit.
i had my car at 12.25 ride all around BUT, (and this is a BIG BUT) i had them on 15x7 wheels w/40mm offset. i doubt you'll have good results fitting them on 9'' wheels with a 36mm offset unless you buy some small univ. flares or something.

here's a pic of them on the car: by the looks of it, i might have been at 12.5" height at vir though. (where i'm at in these pics)

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here's some 225/50/15 hankooks on 15x7 35mm offset. they rubbed in the rear on hard corners though.

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here's some from texas world speedway on the bfg r1's, i think i was at 12.25" in these pics

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**** the flares, Im ghetto. I just want wide rubber for cheap
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Your just going to crash it again and be back to square 1 within the year. Bet.
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Hey **** you *******, I DID NOT crash. The first ************ that hit me took a red light; the second ************ took a stop sign.

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I DID NOT crashed.
I not a Mexican!

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They wouldnt fit on the front here:



that's as far as you could turn with the tire rubbing but the front bumper and the rear wall of the inner fender.

fits on the rear fine:

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How many ******* times do I have to say IM NOT ******* CUBAN!!!!!!!!!!!

I still dont get why that is lol-deserving
Don't get all "Casto" on us, dude. We don't put up with that kind of **** in America.
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you guys are f'kin funny! anyways, i ran 225/50/15 bfg r1's and they just fit.
i had my car at 12.25 ride all around BUT, (and this is a BIG BUT) i had them on 15x7 wheels w/40mm offset. i doubt you'll have good results fitting them on 9'' wheels with a 36mm offset unless you buy some small univ. flares or something.
How did you like the r1's?
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Fixed it. It was almost 2am
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Don't get all "Casto" on us, dude. We don't put up with that kind of **** in America.
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They wouldnt fit on the front here:

that's as far as you could turn with the tire rubbing but the front bumper and the rear wall of the inner fender.

fits on the rear fine

what if I pulled the **** out of the fenders?? Also those wheels have a low offset (sportmaxx??) and stickout with any tire.
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I think 225/50 looks like ***. And unless you plan to track your car you have no need for 9" wheels.
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