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Tire size on stock rims...What will fit?
phils95cobra Offline
Junior Member
#1
I wanted to know if anyone had even tried either 235/55/16 or 245/55/16 on the stocker 87-88 Turbocoupe wheels and how did they fit? I don't want them bulgin off the wheel if you know what I mean, but I find the handling of the factory 225/60/16 just horrible!!

Thanks
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SteveX82 Offline
Posting Freak
#2
You'll find a lot of information on this subject by searching. Long story short: people have tried both 235 55's and 245 50's (there's "no such thing" as a 245 55), but the 245's will buldge a bit. For what it's worth, I'm running 245's out back with no complaints.

If you're unhappy with the current handling of the car, consider upgrading the tire model itself before being concerned about the tire size. Choosing a quality tire will affect the handling MUCH more than an extra centimeter of tread on the asphalt.

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Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 146k miles, a237, Bailey BOV, spec stg3 clutch, spearco FMIC, t3/t4 50 trim / stage III .63, 3" exhaust, eec-tuner, lm1 wb, 55pph injectors
Best 1/4 mile: 12.89 @ 106mph on 25psi, 1.78 60'
Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 148k mi, a237, Bailey BOV, spec stg3 clutch, spearco FMIC, 50 trim t3/t4, 3" exhaust, Bamafuel, LM1, 55pph
Best 1/4 mile: 12.31 @ 110mph on 25psi
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PetzJC Offline
Senior Member
#3
You can see what sneakers I am running in my signature (on stock rims).

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88 Silver T/C, original owner, 262,000 miles.
Loaded with everything except leather & auto trans.
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched.
Spec-II/III combo clutch assembly.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16's.
Former owner of 88 Silver T/C, loaded (except leather & A/T), original owner, 294,815 miles!!!
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched, spec-II/III clutch combo.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16
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bobp Offline
Junior Member
#4
245/50 on the rear work fine. They are too wide for the front; you will get some rubbing when the steering wheel is turned most of the way [it rubs on the strut]. The only thing I'd say about having 245's on the back is that it made the car understeer more often rather than the slight oversteer I was used to.

Cheers,
bobp
[~..| bobp |..~]
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charles88tc Offline
Senior Member
#5
When i bought my car it had 235/55/16 goodyear eagles on it! They looked good. It actually makes it look like it has more meat than it does. Anyone hear of any one ridin on 20's here. Im not thinking about puttin any on my car just wondering if it will fit. I found a set of 20in cobra r's might get for my explorer sport!
88 tc 5sp, Gillis, K&N on vam, Redneck cat back exaust (nothing from the cat back) 220,000 mile short block. Rebuilt 86 head and cam.
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Ricky03 Offline
Senior Member
#6
i'm running 245/50/16's on the front and rear with the stock wheels with no problems or rubbing
88TC :5 speed swap,255 walbo fuel pump, 3" down pipe with 2 1/2"duals, Ported upper and lower intake, ported E-6, Kiben adjustable fuel pressure regulator,T-3 turbo,Forge BPV,Steeda Tri-x shifter,Autometer gauges,Racer Walsh stage #2 cam, Spec stage 3 clutch,Stinger FMIC
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#7
I'm running the same tires size as Ricky on my stock sized chrome rims
Pete Dunham


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Asimov Offline
Senior Member
#8
The 245's seem about right, I had 255's (don't recall the sidewall height, but it was pretty big) on mine for a day, the front tires did rub just enough when cornering to see white on the struts from the lettering on the tire. There isn't any difference between the <=86 and the 87/8 in this respect is there? (well, other than the 15 vs. 16" wheels)

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-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 12 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

[email pics to asimov at forced-induction org for sales/id/showoff purposes (free hosting)]
-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 12 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

[email pics to asimov at forced-induction org for sales/id/showoff purposes (free hosting)]
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trashline Offline
Posting Freak
#9
i five have 245/50s with no rubbing even after i replaced the rack without an allignment.

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1966 mustang
1988 tbird
Brian

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Dennis_Caltagirone Offline
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#10
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