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Old 07-27-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
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Question what size tire?

My 2002 SL needs tires. I have the factory 14'' rims. Can I go from a P185/75R-14.......to a 195/60R-14? I just want my tire to be a little fatter, not so much of a donut.

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Old 07-27-2003, 09:55 PM   #2
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Consult the web site http://www.tirerack.com for the sizes and upgrades available for your car (free) and probably teh best prices you will find as well. I highly recommend them.

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Old 07-27-2003, 10:25 PM   #3
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I appreciate your help,.....and yes they do have cheap tires. The Yokahama seem to spark my interest. Too many to choose from.

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Old 07-28-2003, 12:19 AM   #4
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My 2002 SL needs tires. I have the factory 14'' rims. Can I go from a P185/75R-14.......to a 195/60R-14? I just want my tire to be a little fatter, not so much of a donut.
That size tire should fit. The last two sets of tires (1) Falkens, 2)Uniroyals) that my wife has had on her SL1 were that size. Prior to that the SL1 ran 185/75-14's.

Just check that the tire diameter is similar to the OEM tires. On www.tirerack.com, you can check to see the size of the original Firestone Affinities or FR680's??? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on the OEM tire.

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Old 07-28-2003, 01:53 AM   #5
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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Old 07-28-2003, 10:20 AM   #6
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also check on http://www.discounttiredirect.com they show plus zero options.

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Old 07-28-2003, 09:26 PM   #7
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My '95 had 175/70r14 as the OE tires, until I put some 185/65r14 replacements on. Check with the widest approved rim width for the tires on tire rack. Generally for the saturn 14"x7.5" wheel, you won't get any bigger than the 185 size.

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Old 07-28-2003, 10:09 PM   #8
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We had both sets of 195/60r-14's approved by Saturn. We had checked with TireRack then Saturn to play it safe.

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Old 07-29-2003, 01:51 AM   #9
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thanks for all the help,.....much appreciated!

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When I got my car, the back two tires were bald, so I went to my local trusted tire dealer, Plaza Tire. They had only TWO tires types in that would fit my car, and one of them was just plain, little technology put into the tire, only rated for half the milage of regular tires, etc. The guy I usually deal with, did NOT like those tires already and they had been in the store for only 2 weeks.
The other tires were the Yokohama tires, which looked a lot better technology-wise, and only cost about $30 more for both tires. So I went with the Yokohama and they rotated them so the Yokohamas went on the front. I also got the warantee on them (ALWAYS GET THE WARANTEE. You will NOT REGRET IT.)
When my other two tires wear out, I'll be getting two more Yokohamas on there, which I will probably do before winter hits in.

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Old 07-30-2003, 04:42 PM   #11
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Default Re: what size tire?

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My 2002 SL needs tires. I have the factory 14'' rims. Can I go from a P185/75R-14.......to a 195/60R-14? I just want my tire to be a little fatter, not so much of a donut.
There is a pretty big difference in overall tire height and circumference in the two tires you're talking about. The 195/60 is more than 1-1/2" shorter than the 185/75. This will result in your speedo being off by almost 10%. You'll be going quite a bit slower than your speedo indicates. This will also have a noticable affect on your final drive ratio -- you will be turning the engine 10% faster to go the same speed.

You should probably stick to 195/70's or 205/65's and, as noted, check the wheel specs to see if they'll handle the bigger size.

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Old 07-31-2003, 10:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advise Benson!

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Old 08-01-2003, 01:10 AM   #13
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Benson500, your claim is true, to an extreme.

When I did a comparison between the car's original tires, Firestone FR680's, I believe, and the current set, Uniroyal Tiger Paw Nailguard GT's there was a difference of .25 inch.

The prior set of tires, Falkens, sorry I can't remember the exact model, were shorter and fatter than the current set of tires WHILE both being 190-60R14's!

Silverblue02, to get an accurate measure, I would suggest checking your future tire's spec's with the appropriate OEM tire for your car.

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