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mr03SCT
11-29-2004, 05:39 AM
I know the stock are 225/50R16 but they are almost worn out and I am looking at the Michelin Destiny on sale at Canadian Tire but the specs for that are 225/60R16.

Thanks. :)

CoopGT
11-29-2004, 07:13 AM
I have a set of GoodYear RSA's 225/50R16 I'm trying to sell if your interested.$200.00 for all 4 . they have about 1/4 tread left. Have pic's also.

AMRAAM4
11-29-2004, 07:32 AM
what the hell would he want a tire with 25% tread left for? :rolleyes:


mr03SCT...your car has 225/50/16 tires....you always buy 225/50/16 unless you get bigger wheels. That is a very simple answer for you to follow.

mr03SCT
11-29-2004, 10:01 AM
I have a set of GoodYear RSA's 225/50R16 I'm trying to sell if your interested.$200.00 for all 4 . they have about 1/4 tread left. Have pic's also.

i am looking to buy new tires not used..but question is do 225/60R16 fit?

mr03SCT
11-29-2004, 10:02 AM
what the hell would he want a tire with 25% tread left for? :rolleyes:


mr03SCT...your car has 225/50/16 tires....you always buy 225/50/16 unless you get bigger wheels. That is a very simple answer for you to follow.

thanks...most good tires that are 225/50/16 are not on sale in my area and that really sucks.

CoopGT
11-29-2004, 10:26 AM
Hey don't shoot me for trying. I ment 1/4" tread depth. They only have 14,000 miles on them.
Mybad.

AMRAAM4
11-29-2004, 10:28 AM
Hey don't shoot me for trying. I ment 1/4" tread depth. They only have 14,000 miles on them.
Mybad.
*bang bang*

AaronGTR
11-29-2004, 01:48 PM
Don't get 60 profile tires. They will look and ride horrible and it will throw your speedometer and odometer WAY off. Will handle like crap too as well as slow down acceleration. Stick with the stock tire size if you have stock size wheels. There are plenty of affordable tires around in that size you should be able to find, even if you have to order them online. Save your penny's if you have to, or ask your parents to loan you some cash for them until you can pay 'em back. Push the safety issue, always works, and it's a legitimate concern. Tires are the only thing on your car in contact with the road, don't skimp on them.

turbotoad
12-07-2004, 09:39 PM
Changing the outside diameter of your tires is not a good idea. It will throw off your speedometer, odometer, could mess with the ABS, and even void the warantee on suspension and brake parts/systems.

Here is a good tool you can use to figure out what size tires you should get to keep the tire diameter as close to "stock" as possible. A good rule of thumb is to try to keep the "new" tire size within 1-2 percent of the stock size.

http://miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Mike Jung
12-08-2004, 06:09 PM
I know the stock are 225/50R16 but they are almost worn out and I am looking at the Michelin Destiny on sale at Canadian Tire but the specs for that are 225/60R16.

Thanks. :)
IMO, I don't think the 225/60/16" tire will clear the springs on your GA.

Don't get 225/60/16" size tires; maybe try 205/55/16" size tires if you are trying to save money.

Why would you buy Michelin Destiny tires (http://www.michelinman.ca/catalog/tires/MichelinDestiny.html?tiretype=0&tire=9) that are exclusively available only at at Canadian Tire (http://www.canadiantire.ca) :rolleyes: :nono:
There is a reason why they are on sale for only each tire $116.86Cdn [about $98US] (Regularly at $137.49Cdn [about $115US]).

I would not skimp on tires; especially now winter is upon us.
Having an 'accident' because your tires lost traction is not cheap.

Use http://www.tirerack.com to get info & then check prices in Cdn funds at http://www.tiretrends.com ; local tire places will match those price range if they want to be competitive.
To get the best prices shop around locally.
Like maybe Sam's Club, Costco.
Find out who are authorized tire wholesalers for the brand of tire that you want.

The tire place that I go to, is an authorized Bridgestone wholesaler / retailer that sells to the public (they also sell & can get other brands, but not sure if they are an authorized wholesaler for the other brands that they carry).
They sell to the Pontaic dealership (& other car dealerships) that I bought my car from. That is where I heard about them from, a dealer service rep sugguested that I visit them as that is where they get some of their tires from.

Sleepwalkr
12-08-2004, 10:00 PM
To actually answer your question: Yes, they will fit.

However... I wouldn't do it for the reasons everyone else already stated.....especially the springs clearance and I'm not sure if they'd rub against the fender liner when turning the wheel all the way.

Mike Jung
12-08-2004, 10:38 PM
I know the stock are 225/50R16 but they are almost worn out

my initial review of the goodyear assurance tripletred tires (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44695)

Didn't you just get brand new tires :iconfused

mr03SCT
12-09-2004, 07:22 PM
my initial review of the goodyear assurance tripletred tires (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44695)

Didn't you just get brand new tires :iconfused

if you look at the date when i started this thread you will see i bought the tires following day after posting here. :jackson

Mike Jung
12-09-2004, 09:23 PM
my initial review of the goodyear assurance tripletred tires (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44695)

Didn't you just get brand new tires :iconfused

if you look at the date when i started this thread you will see i bought the tires following day after posting here. :jackson

Opps, I didn't even realize the dates of the original posting :blushing: owned:

JUICE23JMT
03-27-2012, 06:31 PM
225/60/16 will fit in the front and not rub, but not the case in the rear. In the rear they will rub your springs. Better stick to 50's or 55's

blckgagt
03-27-2012, 06:46 PM
7 and a half year thread revival holy crap man! I'm sure the op has resolved his issue by now just an FYI.

[ChaosweaveR]
04-16-2012, 05:10 AM
225/60/16 will fit in the front and not rub, but not the case in the rear. In the rear they will rub your springs. Better stick to 50's or 55's

Why would you try and purposely fit the wrong tire size on the car in the first place? GM puts the placards of the correct tire sizes on the door for a reason.

70BIRD
04-18-2012, 08:28 AM
"Don't get 225/60/16" size tires; maybe try 205/55/16" size tires if you are trying to save money.
"
This what I did ( I got a set of Firestones), although they are about 3/4" narrower , they are the exact same height , which wont mess up your speedometer , and I really did not feel any difference in the performance

[ChaosweaveR]
04-18-2012, 08:33 AM
"Don't get 225/60/16" size tires; maybe try 205/55/16" size tires if you are trying to save money.
"
This what I did ( I got a set of Firestones), although they are about 3/4" narrower , they are the exact same height , which wont mess up your speedometer , and I really did not feel any difference in the performance

Wrong. The load ratings for 205/55 R16 tires are not suited for the Grand Am's suspension. You need at least a load rating of 93. The average 205/55 R16 tire is either 91 or 89. This will result in sidewall blowouts under heavy loads.

geldartb
04-18-2012, 08:41 AM
;1175743']Wrong. The load ratings for 205/55 R16 tires are not suited for the Grand Am's suspension. You need at least a load rating of 93. The average 205/55 R16 tire is either 91 or 89. This will result in sidewall blowouts under heavy loads.

my snow tires were 205-55-16 and never had a problem.

key is don't turn you car into a clown car for fat chicks or think you can replace an f-350 with a grand am.

[ChaosweaveR]
04-18-2012, 08:47 AM
my snow tires were 205-55-16 and never had a problem.

key is don't turn you car into a clown car for fat chicks or think you can replace an f-350 with a grand am.

Snow tires usually have extra load ratings (stronger sidewalls, etc) plus, it's just a general rule of thumb to not go fast on snow tires.