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    Re: looking for tire options

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    I can't believe they're still making those. They were a decent tire for the money back in the day. They're an H rated tire that was meant to be a solution for people looking for odd (at the time) tires sizes in an H at an affordable price point.

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    Re: looking for tire options

    found a pic with the "good" tread style (not mine)

    205 50 15 , yeah odd size
    guy handed them over the tire counter and asked what the hell they fit
    for simplicity I just said dodge omni with turbo option ...

    "OH"..nodding with a confused look
    (different tire set)
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    Re: looking for tire options

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    found a pic with the "good" tread style (not mine)

    205 50 15 , yeah odd size
    guy handed them over the tire counter and asked what the hell they fit
    for simplicity I just said dodge omni with turbo option ...

    "OH"..nodding with a confused look
    (different tire set)
    Yikes. The 205/50r15 was used on a ton of cars through the years. From Dodges and Porsches in the 80s, to Miatas in the 2000s if I'm not mistaken.

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    Re: looking for tire options

    Here are a couple pictures of my Shelby Lancer and old Shelby CSX with 205/50/16. Seemed like a perfect size for a P-body (to me), even though the CSX originally had 205/50/15.

    I think 225/45/16 is also an excellent size, as long as you have a wide enough wheel for them. You probably won't find a whole lot of choices in that size though. I only have 16x6 factory wheels, so I went with the 205/50/16 instead. You should find a lot of choices in that size.

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    Re: looking for tire options

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    I can't believe they're still making those. They were a decent tire for the money back in the day. They're an H rated tire that was meant to be a solution for people looking for odd (at the time) tires sizes in an H at an affordable price point.
    I had those on both my Turbo Z/CS and my GLHS back in the day, and I really wasn't a fan. Seemed like they spun and slid too easily, and they definitely hydroplaned too easily. But I'll grant I had no idea how old they were at the time I was driving them.

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    Re: looking for tire options

    I ran 215 60 15's on both my daytonas
    made quite a ride improvement over the 225 50 15's however they JUST touch the front of the wheel well opening on the passenger side
    pass side wheel is always slightly forwards of the driver's in our cars

    it did not rub hard enough to wear the paint off though
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