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#1 KO

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Posted 17 April 2002 - 08:35 AM

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Tire Size  

FRONT: 205/55/VR16 (7" front wheel) or 225/50/VR16 (8" front wheel)  
REAR: 225/50/VR16 (8" rear wheel) or 245/45/VR16 (9" rear wheel)  

Wheel Size  
Front: 7"x16" (7J-16) or 8"x16" (8J-16)  
Rear: 8"x16" (8J-16) or 9"x16" (9J-16)  

Wheel Offset  
Front:  
7"x16" mm (in.) 18 (.7)  
8"x16" mm (in.) 18 (.7)  

Rear:  
8"x16" mm (in.) -10 (-.4)  
9"x16" mm (in.) 0 (0)  

Torque Specifications  
Wheel Nuts  

Nm 90-110  
Ft.lbs. 65-80  

8" front wheel:  

Front back space 5 1/4" (hub to back lip of wheel)  
Front front space 3" (hub to front of wheel lip)  

9" rear wheel:  

Back back space 5" (hub to back lip of wheel)  
Back front space 5 1/4" (hub to front lip of wheel  
 
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Posted 05 May 2002 - 08:23 AM

OK I have a wierd set up, I have one tire that says 8"x16" (18), two that say 8:x16" (10), and one that I think says 9"x16"  (0), but that may be a 8"x16" (0) so what goes where, and what size tires go on them?

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Posted 05 May 2002 - 04:13 PM

Ok, wow, this is strange. My car is an '86 (made in April of 86 actually) and it came from factory with 205s in the front and 225s in the back.  But in the title, it shows that the 87-89s had this, so do I just have a weird car or do I actually have an '87 made in '86?  Strange.

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 08:34 PM

If the 10th letter from the left in your VIN is an "H" then you have an '87, and the 86's came with the same tire sizes as the 87's unless you have a flatsider.  Probably already knew that, but what the hay...

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Posted 27 October 2002 - 11:40 PM

I have 7 inchers in the front but the previous owner put 255 tire on them.  whats up with that.
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Posted 27 October 2002 - 11:41 PM

correction
I have 7 inchers in the front but the previous owner put 225 tire on them.  whats up with that.
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Posted 28 October 2002 - 11:52 AM

I run 225/50/16s on my front 7" rims on one of my cars.   They fit fine but don't go any wider than that with this rim.  

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 11:20 AM

wait a minute!

I have sets of stock rims and for all my fronts I have 225's

could I get away with 255's in the rear?  

oh yeah! Center Line makes great wheels ( Billet Forged Aluminum )

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Posted 27 February 2003 - 11:41 PM

is the pattner 5x114.5?

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 05:04 PM

does anyone make a tire with a lower profile than 205/50/r16? and 225/50/r16?

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 10:54 AM

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is the pattner 5x114.5?

no one ever answered him?? so what exactly is the bolt pattern for our wheels?

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 07:14 PM

Not sure in the numbers, but the 88-2003 Mustang rims are the same bolt pattern. Same with the 1990 Ford Ranger.


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Posted 08 October 2003 - 12:36 AM

if the mustang rims work, we must have the same bolt pattern as dsm's.....  i'm guessing the offset is way off though :-

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 12:14 PM

What is offset?
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Posted 16 November 2003 - 01:30 PM

 

The offset of a wheel is what locates the tire and wheel assembly in relation to the suspension. More specifically, it is the measured distance between the hub mounting surface and the center line of the rim. Below is an explanation of the various types of offsets.

Positive Offset
A positive offset occurs when the hub mounting surface is on the street side (the side you see) of the center line of the rim. Most factory rims will have this type of offset.

Zero Offset
When the hub mounting surface is centered within the rim, it is known as a zero offset.

Negative Offset
If the hub mounting surface is on the brake side of the center line of the rim, it is considered a negative offset or “deep dish”.

 Note that extensive negative offset can potentially cause increased steering wheel kick-back and place additional stresses on the vehicle's entire suspension.

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 06:58 PM

The Nissan Skyline's rims are also the same bolt pattern, as well as ALOT of other cars. But get this, the offset is also the same.

Just for reference:

5 lug wheel pattern(SQ):

5x114.3mm
or
5x4.5 inches.


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Posted 29 December 2003 - 01:47 PM

will a 245/45/VR16  tire fit on the back of my 87 tsi?

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 12:02 PM

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will a 245/45/VR16  tire fit on the back of my 87 tsi?

not trying to be a smartarse or any thing, but if you will read the very first post in this thread, it will tell you that the 245/45/vr16 is the stock size for the starion/conquest stock 9" wide wheel. 245 is the overall width of the tire in millimeters.(fully inflated with no load on it) which is 9.65". that's only 3/4" wider than the stock 8.89" wide 225/50/vr16 for the 8" wide rim. so the answer is IF you have the stock 8jX16 or 9jX16 wheels "on the back of your 87tsi"...........yes

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:08 PM

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Not sure in the numbers, but the 88-2003 Mustang rims are the same bolt pattern. Same with the 1990 Ford Ranger.


John


that would be 94-up Mustang, all 93-older 'stangs had 4-lug wheels, except the 93 Cobra.

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:17 PM

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that would be 94-up Mustang, all 93-older 'stangs had 4-lug wheels, except the 93 Cobra.



Exactly, when ever I think Mustang rims, I think Cobra.  You'll need spacers for the rims to fit right, I think it's like 1/4" for the front and.....dammit I can't think of the rear size....  It'll come to me.


Also, I posted about the Skyline rims fitting. Well, they fit but the backspacing is all wrong....
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