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Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:36 pm 
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Howdy all.

I want to keep the factory 15 x 7 wheels on my EL Ghia (polished 12 spokes, sweet). Can i fit a 235 width tyre on them? Would i see any improvement in ride over the stock 205's (Brand new bob jane all rounders)

Ideas on performance rubber for the wheel size.....



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Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:43 pm 
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Forget about 235's on a 15" rim..... they will fit nice, but the price they fetch is ridiculous. I think Jetzon brand are the cheapest but are still around the 160 mark each. Then you have the Yoko's at 220 each

Theres plenty of 225's getting around at a good price. Usually 120 each
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:00 am 
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I ran a set of 225/60/15's on my EB for ages.
The ride quality was good and she handled sweet.
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:27 am 
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I'm running a new set of Toyo Trampios [215-60-15] on one of my cars with 15x7s and they are the best handling tyre I've ever had, especially in the wet. I've also got Goodyear Eagles 205-60-15 [15x7 Futura] and Michelin MXF 225-50-16s [16x8s] on the others.
There's no need to go wider than 225s on a 15x7 as said above, no gains there and a top quality 215 can also produce the goods over the 205s, as the Trampios proved to me on a trip to Qld this week.



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Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:12 pm 
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I was really happy with 215/55/R15 Goddyear Eagle NCTs, really grippy and good life




Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:26 pm 
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i've got bridgestone potenza G3s 225/60R15 on mine. f**k awesome tyre, sticks like s**t to a blanket, seem to be getting good life out of them, done about 10000 km on the front and are still pretty good.

225s look good on 15" rims too, look fat!! :lol: looks as wide as 235s on 17s or bigger



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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:20 am 
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i had 225's on 16 on my old ea s-pack 5 spd.. and had good grip.. and tyre's were pretty reasonably priced too..



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Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:35 pm 
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I am running 225/60/15 Bridgstone taranza I am about to hit 80,000K on them over the past 1 & 1/2 Years. :D
The only thing I must say is rotating them every 10,000 and I only realy drive highway KM.

Since the Fuel Price has gone up I am about to go 215/70/15 Has anyone else gone that size??

I know they wil fit as I have raised the AU Back due to LPG but by my calculations I should get an extra 17km per 100km so extra dist and save on fuel.

any problem anyone see?? :? :?:
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