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Old 02-07-2011, 09:04 AM
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tires on rims, any ideas?

i just returned from national tire and battery to order my new wheels for a 1980 Chevy Malibu base, it's light blue almost a sky blue. the wheels i ordered are v870 16x8 5x4.5/5x4.75 glossy black 83.06CB, and i was wondering what tires i should have mounted on then. i want a tire that isn't to bulky so i can lower the car 1in, nothing traumatic just trying to give more of a Detroit Stan's, the problem im going to run into is clearance in the front wheel well if i get a tire that's to big, but a low profile tire would just look retarded on 16in rims. i need something that will grip the road and have a long a long life at the same time. anyone else have this same problem?
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I do not like the big rim rubber band tire look , IMO that is retarded. Go with either a 50 series tire or a 40 series tire. Look at Nitto tires they have some very good tires with aggressive tread patterns.

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thanks for the new direction, i was looking at kumho 205/40r17's but i don't know how well they will hook up. plus i was referring to the low profile tires they have been slapping on imports, i don't want my car looking like it's sitting on ricer tires.
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I do not like the big rim rubber band tire look , IMO that is retarded. Go with either a 50 series tire or a 40 series tire. Look at Nitto tires they have some very good tires with aggressive tread patterns.

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I totally agree.Don't follow a trend,go with what looks good.
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I totally agree.Don't follow a trend,go with what looks good.
I would agree, that is why I never recommend B.F. Goodrich T/A radials. They have to be the most over rated tire in the history of tires. On the other hand Nitto tires are one of the most overlooked tires.


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you should go with the nitto, i've ran them on a firebird ( for the 2 days it ran) and i was verry pleased with there performance and looks.
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Before you take a plunge on Kumho tires, first take a look at Tire Rack reviews for the model you are thinking about. I put Kumho's on my wife's Escape and they are OK. I then put them on my F350. The same model as the Escape, just bigger and 'E' rated - junk. One of the rears will not balance and is the same problem others note on that site. I chose the Kumho's because I had successfully used their 'E' rated before, but they are no longer the same level of quality.
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thanks everyone, i think i'll save up for some nitto tires, i've heard nothing but bad thinks about kumho.
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