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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:58 pm 
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Hey guys, just wondering - what is the standard wheel size for an EB Falcon GLi. At the moment I have 14" ones on there but they're not stock. They were replaced before I got the car and I'm not sure if the standard ones are meant to be 15" or 14". I have a set of Tubo Blades that I want to put on and because they are 15" I will obviously need new tyres.
If the standard EB GLi wheel size is 14", what size tyres will I need so that I don't need to adjust my speedo for the 15's?
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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:52 pm 
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hi
im sure that 205/65/15 will be about the same as your 14"
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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:03 pm 
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Just went out to make sure - my current tyres are 215/65/14 if that makes any difference/helps.
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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:34 pm 
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EAs had 14s.. EB onwards had 15s.. you can swap back and forth all you want as long as the rolling diameter is the same..

205/65R15 is standard EB-EL tyre size
and 15x7 is standard rim size for EB-EL

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:49 pm 
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eb-el had 205/65R15

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:28 pm 
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EB's came out with 14's, well my EBII has 14's as stock and have seen them on plenty of other EB's.
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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:29 am 
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Hmm ok, so a few mixed responses there. Do you think if I stick with 205 (or 215) / 65 / R15 I should be fine? Or should I specifically stick with the 205, or 215 - or either one is fine?
Thanks for the responses guys.
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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:16 am 
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wont make much of a difference either way mate.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:54 am 
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Alright, cheers.
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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:49 pm 
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215's mate, unless ya wanna go 225's which look wiked on turboblades

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:56 pm 
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205 and 215 only changes the size of the width of the tyre, not the diameter of the tyre.
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:22 am 
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I have been advised to stick to 205's as they provide a more (don't really know what word to use)...secure? feeling on the road where the 225's would feel more like the car was pulling you around - if you get what I mean. What are people's experiences with different width tyres?
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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:25 am 
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the wider the tyre...the better the grip...the better the launch and steering

but what i don't get is 205 means its 205mm....thats 8.2inches wide? i mean WTF? or am i reading the scales wrong here?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:04 am 
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the wider the tyre, the more the sidewall is going to move about under load.

the car will probably have a tendancy to tram track as well, i think thats what your refering to when you say the car pulling you around. so basically its going to want to follow the camber of the road more.

on 215's i dont think you'd notice much, if any, difference, even 225 wouldnt be that bad.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:52 pm 
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GyzmO wrote:
205 and 215 only changes the size of the width of the tyre, not the diameter of the tyre.


Yes it does! The side wall will change because the profile figure is a % of the tyre width, ie 65%

If you want to find out how much try this little calculator.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

 

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