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Old 03-28-2011, 02:14 AM   #9
Noodles1985
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Default Re: Tire Size Help (widest tire on OE wheel)

Follow-up:

If you search for tires by vehicle on Discount Tire Direct, the search results include "plus" sizes. Tire Rack does not include this information.

Discount Tire Direct states that a 195/65R14 or 205/60R14 tire will fit the stock wheel. The former size is limited in terms of performance all-season tires (plenty of 195/60R14 tires to choose from though) and Discount Tire Direct (among other retailers, but not Tire Rack) sell the Falken Ziex ZE-512 tire in the latter size.

Additionally, actual tire size may vary according to manufacturer. A magazine did a comparison test among several tires a few years ago and found that tire size was slightly different for each manufacturer even though they were identified as being the same size tire. I think it was Sport Compact Car (RIP), but I'm not certain. Tire Rack includes a warning about this in their tire size guide.

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