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Should the wider tires go on the front or back?

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Old 05-24-2013, 04:13 PM
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I've need a new tire for a while (the front left is rotted), but I'm literally so broke I haven't been able to get any. Well, someone bought me two used (practically brand new) tires, but they're 215/60 instead of 195/65. The diameter is almost identical. The 215/60 tires are 2cm wider - so not too much of a difference. I'm curious about whether they should go on the front or the back. It makes a little sense to put them on the front, but Idk.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:01 PM
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In theory the wider tires should go on the front because they are the wheels that get power. But most people put the wider tires on the back because it looks better.

In reality it doesn't really matter, I'd put whatever tires have better tread on the front.

And I hear you on tires being expensive, just bought new ones for my car and it cost over $500 now my wife's car needs new tires. Just never ends.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:11 PM
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In theory the wider tires should go on the front because they are the wheels that get power. But most people put the wider tires on the back because it looks better.

In reality it doesn't really matter, I'd put whatever tires have better tread on the front.

And I hear you on tires being expensive, just bought new ones for my car and it cost over $500 now my wife's car needs new tires. Just never ends.

Thanks for the reply. I think the tires I just got better go on the front then. They're way better than the others.

It does such having to keep up with tire cost. My biggest issue is that I know I wont be this broke much longer, and I'm wanting a 16" wheel instead of the stock 15" (and not just because they're LX caps), so buying new tires for the 15" wheels would be almost pointless considering I will have to buy new tires again for the 16". I've done some shopping around and found Nexens with a 55,000 miles warranty for about $85 per tire new. Total = $340 for four. That's what I'll go with when I get the 16s.

Btw, how much did you give for your RX7?
 
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$340 for four isn't bad, especially if that is installed.

I paid 13 for it.
 
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Originally Posted by live2rice View Post
$340 for four isn't bad, especially if that is installed.

I paid 13 for it.
I can't remember the site I was using (I'll have to find it again when the time comes) but they had a wide selection of tires of just about every brand. The shipping would be free, so $340 plus about $5 per tire to have them installed at the place my family always goes. The 55,000 mile warranty is the best I have found on any tire below $100 each.

I've always liked the RX7 and the Supra. That's not a bad price at all. I've seen people ready and willing to pay a lot more.
 
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Definitely let me know what site your using, as I will be buying tires in the next month or so.

Yeah the Supra and RX7 are some of the best cars ever made. Only two cars I would sell my RX7 for, a Lotus Exige or a Nissan Skyline GTR.
 
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I'll let you know about the site. I know they're Nexen N5000's.

Did a quick Google search and Walmart sells them for $87 each for a $348 total. Free store pickup at any Walmart. That's for 205/60R16.

Nexen N5000 Tire P205/60R16, Nexen All-Season Tire, Sports Car Tire, High Performance Tire, Passenger Car Tire
 
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Originally Posted by live2rice View Post
$340 for four isn't bad, especially if that is installed.

I paid 13 for it.
Hey Rice, I like your new picture..Well Done!
 
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