215/65R15

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215/65R15

Postby 88*Beretta » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:04 pm

1989 Beretta GT with stock aluminum wheels

215/65R15 vs 205/60R15 (stock)

Rear tires only? Any thoughts? Diameter Difference: 5.08%



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Re: 215/65R15

Postby 88*Beretta » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:39 pm

I went ahead and bought a pair of 215/65R15 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Tires for rear tires. 1989 Beretta is still up on blocks, but they seem to fit OK. A pinch wide, being 215, but I don't think they will rub.

http://www.firestonecompleteautocare.co ... awkIndy500

Still working on font end, ball joint, and will be inserting new mains/rod bearings in it before I drive it again.

Thrust bearing was way out of spec, some 1.1 mm instead of 0.05 mm. Transmission side was pushing in on thrust bearing at some point in time.



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Re: 215/65R15

Postby berettaboi » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:40 pm

they won't rub. others are running 225 width no problem. i was running a combination of 205/50r16 on the front and 225/55r16 out back. gave me a nice raked stance! but aided in killing the bra on my front bumper up a driveway...


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Re: 215/65R15

Postby GTU89 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:10 pm

88*Beretta wrote:I went ahead and bought a pair of 215/65R15 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Tires for rear tires. 1989 Beretta is still up on blocks, but they seem to fit OK. A pinch wide, being 215, but I don't think they will rub.

http://www.firestonecompleteautocare.co ... awkIndy500

Still working on font end, ball joint, and will be inserting new mains/rod bearings in it before I drive it again.

Thrust bearing was way out of spec, some 1.1 mm instead of 0.05 mm. Transmission side was pushing in on thrust bearing at some point in time.


I had 225/50(or 55, not sure) 17's on the rear of my Beretta temporarly and it did not rub at all, you'll be fine. I'm running 215/50/17s now and they don't rub either.


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Re: 215/65R15

Postby 88*Beretta » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:39 pm

Thanks...berettaboi...GTU89



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Re: 215/65R15

Postby 2.2H8TA » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:32 am

berettaboi wrote:they won't rub. others are running 225 width no problem. i was running a combination of 205/50r16 on the front and 225/55r16 out back. gave me a nice raked stance! but aided in killing the bra on my front bumper up a driveway...

BUY MY BRA DAMMIT! I ran 215/60's on 14's, so I would have gone with 215/55's on a 15. I'm looking at going with 215/50's on the 16's on both Z's. This size seems to have very limited options.


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Re: 215/65R15

Postby berettaboi » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:48 am

2.2H8TA wrote:BUY MY BRA DAMMIT!



hahah soon enough! got them bills to pay yo!


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