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Has anyone tried to find tires lately???
G-Rage Offline
Junior Member
#1
My 2013 Firestone Indy500 tires may need replacing and I started looking for replacement rubber and was shocked to see hardly ANYONE is offering performance oriented tires in 235/55-16.
freestone and Goodyear didn't have anything except for all season/touring/mini-van tread....

I guess ebay ??? (edit, NOPE nothing there either )

I look forward to hearing some good news. 

Edit, going to have to buy stock size 225/60 where there are some slightly perf oriented tires, or move to 17" wheels.
87 Black 5 spd, 47K miles, all original (minimally modified) survivor.
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Thor Power Offline
Senior Member
#2
I know what you mean. I had stopped looking for replacement around 2015 for my "16"'s and moved up to "18"'s. It was a wider selection, unfortunately, you would have to not use factory "Turbo Coupe" wheels anymore.
88 Sports "Thor" disassembled
88 Grey 5spd Turbocoupe "Hooptie" ('09 Calendar) Parted out & crushed.(Tbird Heaven)
88 Black 5spd Turbocoupe Parted out & crushed. (Tbird Heaven)
88 Red 5spd Turbocoupe (newest member)
02 Lincoln Continental (road warrior)
06 Mercury Grand Marguis (custom duals like the Marauder)
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
I have 245/50/16 Generals on my 88 TC, mounted on aftermarket Cobra R's with the correct FOX Tbird backspace / offset. They are within a mm or 2 of the stock diameter tire so the speedometer still reads correctly. Perfect fit.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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G-Rage Offline
Junior Member
#4
(04-02-2021, 08:26 PM)Jeff K Wrote: I have 245/50/16 Generals on my 88 TC, mounted on aftermarket Cobra R's with the correct FOX Tbird backspace / offset.  They are within a mm or 2 of the stock diameter tire so the speedometer still reads correctly. Perfect fit.

Thanks Jeff, looks like I made a mountain out of a mole hill.   lot more choices in that size. 
Do they bulge out a lot from the rim?
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
No real bulging that I can see. They fit perfectly, and do a decent job filling the wheel well. My TC is not lowered....stock springs all around.

I have been buying my tires for all our cars from Tire Rack forever. They have a warehouse only 120 miles from me, so I typically get them within 2 days of ordering them.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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ABird Offline
Member
#6
Tire Rack will warn you if the tire is not fitted for the car.  For example, I have a 91 Lincoln Town Car with 215/65R15, it is supposed to have 215/70-15.  The car is too heavy for the tire that I have fitted.  The recommendation is to run more air in the tire.
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