evenstar3019
hi,

ive recently bought some original empi/lemmertz sprintstars for my bug
to replace my stock wheels, i have two 4.5" wide and im hoping i can
get my current 165 tyres on there, however, i also have two that are
5.5" wide, my question is, whats tha maximum size tyre i can fit on a
5.5" wheel? Im guessing the rim size is still 15"?

thank you.

matt


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Wayne

Here's some info I picked up from a Monte Carlo web site, hopefully it will be of some help.

 

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50-Series

(P)195/50xR15                  5.5 -  7.5"
(P)205/50xR15                  5.5/6.0 -  8.0"
    225/50xR15                  6.5  -   9.0"
   P245/50xR15                  6.5  -  9.5"
   P265/50xR15                  7.0/7.5 - 10.0-10.5"
   P275/50xR15                  7.0 -  11.0"
* P285/50xR15                  7.5 -  11.0"
   P295/50xR15                  7.5 -  11.0-11.5"
* P295/50xR15                  8.0 -  11.5"

60-Series

    195/60xR15                  5.0 -  7.5"
    205/60xR15                  5.5 -  8.0"
    215/60xR15                  5.5 -  8.5"
    225/60xR15                  6.0 -  9.0" 
  * 225/60xR15                 6.0 -  8.0"
(P)235/60xR15                  6.0 -  9.0"
*(P)235/60xR15                6.0 -  8.0"
   P245/60xR15                 6.5 -  9.5"
(P)255/60xR15                  6.5 - 10.0"
*(P)255/60xR15                6.5 -  9.0"
*(P)265/60xR15                7.0 - 10.0"
   P275/60xR15                 7.0 - 11.0"

65-Series

    215/65xR15                  5.5 -  8.0"

(P)- same for passenger and non-passenger tires
/  - denotes manufacturer model construction variance
*  - denotes tire designation conversion estimates computed
     from the Tire and Rim Association Inc.

NOTE:Within a rim range, a middle width should be used for normal driving
and a wider rim width should be used if improved handling is preferred.

 

From this chart you can see what would fit. I think the best advice would be to call a local tire shop and ask them. You'll also have to keep in mind clearance issues with the fenders and suspension.

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