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225-60-16 Tires for 1996 Supreme

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#1 bluecalais79

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:31 PM

I recently went for a set of 225-60-16 (radial) tires as recommended by Tire Rack for my 2 door 3.1 1996 Supreme with 16 inch wheels. After the purchase I checked the manual the manual which listed 215's as the recommended size. I don't think this makes all that much difference, would anyone disagree? There's no wheel-well rub but I do note they are barely contained within the wheel well itself. Mud Flaps are planned to be installed.

 

Does anyone think this might be too much tire for this car?

 

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#2 MemphisMan

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

My car came with stock 5 spokes with 225/60/16 tires from the factory, so you're right on target.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:40 PM

I'm not sure why the manual recommends that. 225/60/R16 was the defacto tire size for GM's midsize and full size FWD cars in the 90's and 2000's. That's what I had on my Cutlass when I bought it and it fit fine. No rubbing or other issues. 


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#4 bluecalais79

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Agreed, I've got the 5 spoke version and I agree these are just fine. I also believe these 5 spoke wheels were among the nicest looking wheels GM ever offered in any GM division at any time. Really glad Olds got them.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

My car was 205/70/15, I run a 225/60/16 on 1991GTP X-Laces. At full turn they rub the fender liner in the front so I just don't do it.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:26 AM

215 is for the base 16" rim while the optional 5 spook wheels got 225


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:28 AM

Makes total sense, thanks. I just got the new style Tiger Paw Uniroyals that just came out (?), they seem to be ok so far. Mine is the FE-1 ride with the 5 spoke wheels.






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