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Old 06-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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tire change issue

my front drivers side tire and passenger have no tread and there is wire poking out and it sounds like im driving a flat when driving.
anywyas looked up the tires and looks like they are hard to find in stock at stores, they are 235 55/r16

the only ones i can really find affordable are 225 60/r16
is that safe. its only a 10 millimeter difference i believe.

wierd enough i get 2 options on tire size when i enter my 98 firebird v6 coupe in

i get 235 55/r16 or
215 55/r16

so basically the difference is about 50 dollars and 10 mms. can i just go right in the middle where it stays affordable

if a 215 is safe a 225 should be even safer ssince i cant afford 235s
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Yes that should be safe. Just make sure the total hight of the tire is the same or as close as you can
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Had the same thing on my fronts,picked up a couple of used 235 firestones for 40 bucks a tire,spun and mounted on the car...you'd be surprised at what peeps take off thier cars as not enuf tread,cuz these have lots of life left
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