tire size?


97cavalier
11-03-2006, 01:12 PM
hi, i had a question on tires sizes on my camaro. I am going to get 2 new back tires and i was wondering on what size. Now i have 245/50/15's. The 245 is the with of the tire right? and the 50 is how tall the side wall is? Do you think a 275/50/15 would be a good choise and would fit? I can get thoes off tire rack for $108 a tire and the are bfg radial t/a's. Or at this tire shop i can get 265/50/15's for $119 a tire. but that is mounted and balanced and all. I just want a wide back tire. i heard 275 is the widest tire i can get.

Genopsyde
11-03-2006, 01:27 PM
i'm pretty sure the 275's will work fine

97cavalier
11-03-2006, 05:01 PM
ya i think i will just get the 275's off tire rack, the only thing is the cost of mounting and balence.

92zcamaroperson
11-04-2006, 01:40 PM
i dont think 275's will work with an 8" wide wheel assuming you have stock wheels

1986Z28
11-04-2006, 03:58 PM
hi, i had a question on tires sizes on my camaro. I am going to get 2 new back tires and i was wondering on what size. Now i have 245/50/15's. The 245 is the with of the tire right? and the 50 is how tall the side wall is? Do you think a 275/50/15 would be a good choise and would fit? I can get thoes off tire rack for $108 a tire and the are bfg radial t/a's. Or at this tire shop i can get 265/50/15's for $119 a tire. but that is mounted and balanced and all. I just want a wide back tire. i heard 275 is the widest tire i can get.
245 is the width of the trire in MM's, the 50 is the aspect ratio, meaning the tire sidewall is 50% as tall as the width of the tire, which is 122.5 milimeters. a 275/50-R15 should fit a 8" wheel but it would be close, i think something like a 265/50R15 would be best for you though

97cavalier
11-04-2006, 06:07 PM
i don't have stock rims, they are american racing ones, but i thik the are 8" ones. I might have to go with the 265's then.

silicon212
11-04-2006, 07:20 PM
I used to run 255s with 7" wheels no problem. An 8" wheel will work with a 275 tire, but you will need to recalibrate your speedometer.

97cavalier
11-04-2006, 07:31 PM
ya thats another thing, my spedometor is like 10mph fast, i don't know why, the car don't have diffrent gears or any thing, so maybe this will help it a little. And how do you fix the spedometor on a 92 camaro? i here there is a gear you can buy but where you get them?

1986Z28
11-04-2006, 07:46 PM
you need to change the gears for the speedo, go to www.700r4.com (http://www.700r4.com) to find out which ones you need

97cavalier
11-04-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanx alot, i have been looking for them for a while now.

1986Z28
11-04-2006, 10:28 PM
no problem

97cavalier
11-11-2006, 10:53 PM
last question, will 275/60/15's big to big in the side wall? will it look like a truck tire or ride to high?

97cavalier
11-12-2006, 10:31 PM
Ok, sorry about all the questions. i finally decied what i am getting. Yokohama AVID S/T's They are 295/50/15

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