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Old 10-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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It affects the performance of your car including torque, transmission shift points etc.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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My solution: run the widest square set up one can.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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So you want to stay as close or the same tire height your car was designed to work with. I'll be gunning for 2 sets of m3 front wheels and a set of Michelin tires in the 225/45/18 size. It should be a good combo. I'm just tired if the style 68 wheels.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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I'm just tired if the style 68 wheels.
Do you mean "tyred"?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #7
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So you want to stay as close or the same tire height your car was designed to work with. I'll be gunning for 2 sets of m3 front wheels and a set of Michelin tires in the 225/45/18 size. It should be a good combo. I'm just tired if the style 68 wheels.
That's the wrong tire size for a non M. The sidewall should be a 40 not 45.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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That's the wrong tire size for a non M. The sidewall should be a 40 not 45.
+1, if you want to keep the same tire height then a 225/45/17 would be roughly the same height as a 225/40/18. check this link http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
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So what's the widest wheel and tire you can run without rubbing? We can't get a taller tire, it'll affect the car. I love the torque I have now, wouldn't want to sacrifice it.
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All I can say is my 195 wide winters tires suck major balls on wet ground. Even a left turn at normal speed would spin the tail out a bit.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #11
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Nope, I mean "tired", lol??
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #12
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Imola, my stock tires 225/45/17. What I'm wanting to do is gain better traction and handling. So having a wider wheel and tire is a must, that is without rolling fenders and what not.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #13
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