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 Post subject: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Ride: ef fairmont

Location: wellington
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can i use a 205 on my factory fairmont wheels that have 215's on them

 

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 Post subject: Re: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:39 pm 
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Ride: Fairlane Concorde 4.0

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I have a 95 NF Fairlane which should have the same size wheels as your EF Fairmont. The standard size on the fairlane is a 205 so I don't see any problem. I have just fitted new 205s to my car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:41 pm 
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ok thanks im putting 205/55 r15 on to try and combat tyre roll till i get 17"s

 

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 Post subject: Re: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:03 pm 
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Mine were Dunlop 205/65 15. This is standard but may increase your body roll over the 55. Be aware that a 205/55 15 will put your speedo slightly out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:11 pm 
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you speedo will read 6% too high (on the safe side) with the lower profile tyres on the highway

in other words, when your speedo says 100kph, your really doing 93kph

when your speedo shows 60kph, your really doing 57kph
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 Post subject: Re: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:29 pm 
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A 205 is fine in terms of width, but a 55series will mean the wheels will look s**t small.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tyres
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:17 pm 
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The load rating is way too small. They probably won't last long with the weight of your car.
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