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Old 23-Oct-2005, 09:38 PM
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winter tire ride height

hey guys im trying to figure something out and im having a hard time visualizing it when i put my 14 inch winter tires that are 75 series and replace my 16 inch rims which are 40 series will the ride height of my car drop or raise or be the same once i put the winters on?
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Old 23-Oct-2005, 09:58 PM
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Insert the dimensions of your tires to compare them. 75 might be too tall. The OEM size is 185/65/14.
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maybe u misunderstood the question right now i have on 205/40/16 tires once i put my winter tires on 175/70/13 will my ride height change?
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Old 23-Oct-2005, 11:00 PM
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Nope, every 10 mm you reduce in width you compensate for in tire height.

so from a 205.40.16, to a 195.50.15 to a 185.60.14 to a 175.70.13

no ride height change
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sweet thanks
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 12:02 AM
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so are they 13" or 14" cuz the 14" with 75 sidewalls the ride height will change
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no they are 13's with 70 side wall height i made a mistake on the numbers
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by italstallion
no they are 13's with 70 side wall height i made a mistake on the numbers
Learn how to use the tire calculator. It works wonders, my friend.
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aren't you running hubs all summer anyways?
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If you use the tire calculator like I suggested, you'll see tat your 13's and your 16's are almost exactly the same over diameter and height so your drop should be exactly the same to within a few millimeters.
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Originally posted by kwasley
aren't you running hubs all summer anyways?
hahaha i defenitely wouldnt be caught dead driving with those jdm"gunmetal" things u call hubcaps
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