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I cant seem to find anything wider than a 235 series in a 15" size. And that's only one available tire at 235/60/15. Not ideal for me. I want to run like a 245/45, but that's only available in a 16". But for the rears I was like a 275/50/15 or a 295/50/15, so I don't want 16" up front and 15" in the back.

Also, what is the overall diameter that I should be shooting for, 26"?

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I, along with several others, am running the Yokohama Avid S/T. These look real good, check the post just recently for 295/50's and you will see some pictures.
235(26.1 tall) and 245/60(26.5 tall) for front and 295/50(26.7 tall) for the rear. Available at Tirerack and Summit racing.
 

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Here's my 245-60-15's in the front to match my 295-50-15's out back. I gained a bit more contact patch over the 235's, I don't have any fender or F-panel rubbing, and they look great and fill up the wheel-well real nice.

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Front: BFG Radial T/A 235/60-15 @ 26.1"
Rear: BFG Drag Radials 275/50-15 @ 26.1"



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Uniroyal Tiger Paws some in 15" various sizes.
 

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Thanks for the pictures guys, but I think I'm going to suck it up and step up to 16's for me street setup. Most likely 245/50/16's all around on 16x8's, and have some 15x10s w/ 295/50/15's for the track.
 

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Tirerack.com has some real good charts on line that deal with the tire sizes, height, overall Dia, and all other aspects of the tire to help pick the best matches for your car.

Just a thought.

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Dunlop GT Qualifier...245-60-15 / 295-50-15 both are 26.6" tall
 

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"16s for the street and 15s for the track"

Huh? Most guys run some 15s on the street for the look and 17s on the track for the performance.
Rims and tires in 16s are pretty limited, unlike 17s, and unless you go with non DOT 15s or drag tires there's not much in the way of any decent 15 performance tires.
 

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Why would you run a shorter sidewall on the track? That'd make it worse for traction. And I'd only swap out the rears, this is for the drag strip, not road course or anything like that. Fatter sidewall = more cushion = better traction, at least in my experience.

I'm planning on running Diamond Racing wheels, and they don't come in 17's, but I think 17's would be a tad large for this car personally.
 

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Yes that makes sense for the drag strip, I assumed you meant auto-x or open track. A 15 DR would be ideal but you can run those on the street if you want to and skip having to have different tire and rims.
 

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This is true, I was just worried about the adverse handling affect of having different tires front and rear in high speed or even fast, tight turns. It's a possibility though, thanks.
 

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You might be limited in wheel choice in 16 inch, the doors are wide open when you step up to 17 inch, in bot wheel and tire options.

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IMO, I would look to 17" Vs 16"...My car came 16". I would prefer 15" or 17". The 17" will give you a greater flexability in tire size, style (Hilibrand), and fit bigger brakes than 16". I also prefer the 'period' look of 15".
 
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