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Old 09-06-2002, 02:05 PM
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A 225/55 15" is the closest diameter match to your stock size, but may be a bit wide for the factory 7" wide rim? The 205/55 won't be any wider than a 205/60, just a shorter sidewall.

This site http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html lets you play around with tire size effects and get instant answers.

If you want more rubber on the road, and can spend the dollars, get the MB 6 spoke sport wheels in 16" diameter and install 215/50 or 225/50 rubber. It is less than 1% difference in diameter either way, and looks great (see below for my 98 C230 with 205/55 tires, probably 215 0r 225 next time).
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