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    Spirit r/t with 205/50r15

    Does anyone have any pictures of a spirit with 205/50r15? I'm looking for tires and it seems that size has a lot of good performance tires, thanks!

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    Re: Spirit r/t with 205/50r15

    roughly 23 1/4 inch diameter .. they will look VERY small on anything but a charger , omni or shadow.. which is what they are for in that size

    kinda like skateboard wheels on your red wagon .. just not quite right but good intentions..

    step up to a 225 50

    or for a more comfortable ride , handling will depend on tire choice .. 215 60 15

    rough roads or a couple of hours on the highway everyday make the 215 60 a really good consideration....my turbo z and shelby z drove so much more like a "real" car than a skateboard with 'em

    handling being a subjective term and the subject being a spirit , improved ride quality might do more for "handling" than a really "cool" tire too

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    Re: Spirit r/t with 205/50r15

    If it were me, I'd step up to a 17. Many more tire options, in the right sizes to fill the wheel well.
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    Re: Spirit r/t with 205/50r15

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    roughly 23 1/4 inch diameter .. they will look VERY small on anything but a charger , omni or shadow.. which is what they are for in that size

    kinda like skateboard wheels on your red wagon .. just not quite right but good intentions..

    step up to a 225 50

    or for a more comfortable ride , handling will depend on tire choice .. 215 60 15

    rough roads or a couple of hours on the highway everyday make the 215 60 a really good consideration....my turbo z and shelby z drove so much more like a "real" car than a skateboard with 'em

    handling being a subjective term and the subject being a spirit , improved ride quality might do more for "handling" than a really "cool" tire too

    Exactly this.

    I have put 17" and 18" wheels on my larger cars.....(Shelby Lancer and Spirit R/T). 18" is too big and doesn't look quite right for the car....17 is great though. 215/45/17 is perfect.
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    Re: Spirit r/t with 205/50r15

    I'll throw my .02 in and say that a 205/50R15 does look ridiculous on a Spirit. A 225/45R16 looks pretty good on my Lancer IMO, but it's lowered with BCs in the front and the rear has MP autocross springs which make it very low too. I'll see if I have a current photo.

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    ETA: I don't have a current photo. I'm putting the summer wheels back on this week though, so I'll post up when I'm done.

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