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tires on 15's

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:51 pm
by LyricsNLines
will the stock 15's take a 205 size tire?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:59 pm
by neonslg09
Yes.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:17 pm
by INVUJerry
Stock will wheels take up to a 225/50 or 235/60.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:46 pm
by Canada
invujerry wrote:Stock will wheels take up to a 225/50 or 235/60.
Not safely on a 6" wide wheel for daily driving.

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:26 am
by Danteneon
Just so you know, 205/60/15 will rub the stock Neon strut perch.

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:50 pm
by 2005.Neon.SXT
I run 205/55's right now on my Snowflakes just fine.

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:06 pm
by greybox
so 205/60 rub, 225/50 are okay?

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:24 pm
by steamer1227
I had 215/50r15 and they were close to the perch so I would def think 60 will rub. 235's are wide I dunno bout them safely fitting and functioning. Especially 60 profile.

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:34 pm
by greybox
I guess it depends on the wheels too..I am using 1996 passat wheels that have a 40mm offset...that is the same as the stock neon so it should fit just the same.

I am thinking 205/60 or 225/50 and from the finger test of how close the perches are either should fit fine.

http://www.wheel-fitment.com/steekmaat. ... 2=Chrysler

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:21 pm
by Mat00ES
What passat wheels are you going to use? I have the "bottlecaps" on my car right now

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:33 am
by cgneon
205/50/15.. love em.. was gonna do 205/55 but there was a considerable price difference between 50 and 55 sidewall....

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:01 am
by boostalot717
INVUJerry wrote:Stock will wheels take up to a 225/50 or 235/60.
Someone got a 235 to stay on the stock 6" wheel? Impressed.

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:31 am
by greybox
I have the early versions before the bottle caps with 205/50-15 toyo proxes 4
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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:20 pm
by Mat00ES
205/60/15 Corrado bbs
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205/55/15 passat bbs
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Only pics I have right now

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:52 pm
by greybox
did yours rub with the 205/60-15??...i keep hearing that some people say they do but I see no way they could...both sets of wheel look great!

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:19 pm
by theColonel
see later post

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:56 pm
by greybox
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k372 ... rwash5.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k372 ... ansrt2.jpg
I saw these...225/50-15s...looks pretty sick-15x7 w 35eta (on an srt4 though)

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:40 pm
by Mat00ES
I forgot to mention I have srt4 struts, so I have a bit more clearance

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:48 pm
by cgneon

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:38 pm
by boostalot717
I wanna see pics of the 235's.

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:20 pm
by greybox
@mat00es....is that lowered beyond the srt suspension...i like the gap you have

http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f41/rot ... ts-602055/

http://www.ptcrew.com/gallery/albums/album47/Drag7.jpg

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:04 pm
by Mat00ES
Yea Im lowered on goldline springs, I do not recomend them, I dont even think you can get them anymore anyway.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:12 pm
by greybox
so there have been many minutes wasted on this but 225/50-15s will fit on a 15x6 safely, even manufacturers have been recommending them as a fit because of SCCA rules requiring stock size wheels but allowing varying tire sizes.

The 225/50s are slightly shorter than a 205/60 and the 215/55s seem to be a very weird and hard size to find in 15s even though it is a very common size in 16s.

I have 205/50s and they look nice as far as width, but are way too short w the amount of drop I want-will still look all 4x4 style so I am thinking the 225/50s fit all my needs and they are only 20mm wider than what I have now so are not a huge jump...

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:02 pm
by theColonel
greybox wrote:so there have been many minutes wasted on this but 225/50-15s will fit on a 15x6 safely, even manufacturers have been recommending them as a fit because of SCCA rules requiring stock size wheels but allowing varying tire sizes.

The 225/50s are slightly shorter than a 205/60 and the 215/55s seem to be a very weird and hard size to find in 15s even though it is a very common size in 16s.

I have 205/50s and they look nice as far as width, but are way too short w the amount of drop I want-will still look all 4x4 style so I am thinking the 225/50s fit all my needs and they are only 20mm wider than what I have now so are not a huge jump...
:quotes: my two cents :quotes: pay attention to height versus the struts ... unless you're racing the car, width isn't as important

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:09 pm
by INVUJerry
Canada wrote:
invujerry wrote:Stock will wheels take up to a 225/50 or 235/60.
Not safely on a 6" wide wheel for daily driving.
Tirerack.com has the specs on most of those tire sizes. Almost all of them list 6-8" wheel sizes as acceptable ;).

However, you wont need anything like that. I'd stick to 205/50 or 205/55/15 tires. I ran 225/50/15 drag radials and they muffin topped pretty bad on my 7 spokes.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:25 pm
by greybox
the 205/55 or even a 215/55 or 215/50 would be okay..the 205/50s just look too 4x4...got those now...and the most I want to drop it is 1.8 inches

I definitely appreciate the feedback though...

I think the drag radials are supposed to mushroom though because of compliant sidewalls as far as I have heard...like the old wrinkle wall drag slicks

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:33 pm
by INVUJerry
185/60 on the left, 205/50 drag radial on the right:

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195/60/14 on the left, 225/50/15 on the right:

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:21 pm
by racer12306
greybox wrote:the 205/55 or even a 215/55 or 215/50 would be okay..the 205/50s just look too 4x4...got those now...and the most I want to drop it is 1.8 inches

I definitely appreciate the feedback though...

I think the drag radials are supposed to mushroom though because of compliant sidewalls as far as I have heard...like the old wrinkle wall drag slicks
If you think 205/50 is too 4x4, then you won't like the other sizes you mentioned. All of them have more sidewall than the 205/50.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:48 pm
by greybox
I meant 4x4 cause of extensive wheel to fender gap-need a taller tire to eat some of that space

and that 225/50 on that gold wheel looks great!

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:22 pm
by INVUJerry
greybox wrote:I meant 4x4 cause of extensive wheel to fender gap-need a taller tire to eat some of that space

and that 225/50 on that gold wheel looks great!
It would look better on a 15x7 wheel.