Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 12:50:54 -0400
From: Tony Shimi <tshiminopsame.org>
Subject: Re: 900 question


There's a nifty tire size calculator at http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html The car will be moving slightly faster than indicated on the speedometer. Just make sure the tire does not rub against the fender: 1) turn the wheel all the way to the right and the left and see if the tire contacts the fender 2) inspect the tire carefully to make sure it does not contact the wheel well when you go through road irregularities (particularly at speed). Sean Cotter wrote: > > I just replaced the tires on my 97 900SE. They were 205/50/16's, I called > around and most places could get them in, but they were spendy. I ended up > picking up some dunlop 205/55/16's instead. In all reality I like the newer > tires better. They ride alot smoother and the car is noticibly quieter. > Performance wasnt an issue for me (they are HR rated). They look a *little* > different then the old tires....but personally I like how they fill up the > wheel wells a little more, makes the car look more aggrissive I think. > > Anyway, a co-worker brought up a good point, when I changed the size of the > tire 50 to 55 did I throw the speedometor off? If I did, by how much. Is > it worth noting? can I do something about it if there is a problem? > Regards, > Sean

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