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Old 02-27-2002, 07:11 AM
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Hmm, I always was told, and figured, that sidewall numbers were measured height. I think I measured myself once and it proved correct... Maybe not. *shrug*

As far as the width goes..... I know it's edge-to-edge, but again, I was giving him a simple explanation.

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Old 02-27-2002, 07:36 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Siper2
[B]Hmm, I always was told, and figured, that sidewall numbers were measured height.
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Old 02-27-2002, 08:19 AM
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If the difference between the stock OEM PP and "street" PP were factored in, I believe the Nitto would still be putting down more tread.
Russ, not sure if this makes a difference, but therein may lie your problem....

the OE tire IS NOT a PP (Pole Position) - a 225/50/16 SO-2 Pole Position is NOT the tire that came on the car - the car came with non-Pole Positions that are about the equivalent of a 245.

if you were to compare a PP S)-2 and the OE SO-2 in 225/50/16 - they would physically be different widths (i.e. measured width)

bridgestone makes both a PP and non-PP version (maybe not anymore, but they used to)

don't compare the nitto or any other tire to a SO-2 PP in like sizes.

someone chime in if they think i'm mistaken....
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Again, as I have stated in other posts, careful attention has to be paid to the specific tire you are comparing the SO-2 with. What makes the SO-2's width (contact patch) wider than its stated size is the construction, and this applies to other tires as well. A Nitto NT-555 reportedly has the largest contact patch of any "ZR" rated tire, so switching to that tire will not result in the differences (225 to 245) you mention above.
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Old 02-27-2002, 08:46 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by cdelena
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Originally posted by Russ:
My point was to inform some of the newbies that Bridgestone is not the only company that makes a "wide" version of an applicably sized tire.
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:07 AM
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OK Phantom, now you confused me (I think). Having always just gone to the tire stores and said ..... Replace my tires, I never gave tires a thought until getting this wonderful car. Now, you post the following:

"225/50/16 SO3's have a tread width of 8.3 inches on a 7 inch wheel.
245/45/16 S03's have a tread width of 9.1 inches on a 8 inch wheel.
225/50/16 S02 (stock) have a tread width of 8.5 inches on a 7 inch wheel."

Again, being totally ignorant on tires, how can a 245/45/16 SO3 with a tread width of 9.1 inches on a 8 inch wheel fit on a 7 inch wheel?

What am I missing? Kind of like putting 10 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound bag, at least it sounds like it to me.

Obviously, I am missing something here, so could you explain?

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Old 02-28-2002, 07:10 AM
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oops, I meant to say, How can a 245/45/16 SO3 with a tread width of 9.1 inches on a 8 inch wheel fit WHERE a 7 inch wheel used to go ?
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:25 AM
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The S03 in a 245/45R16 will fit anywhere from 16X7.5 ot 16X9 wheels. They work fine on the rear.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by golfnut311
[B]oops, I meant to say, How can a 245/45/16 SO3 with a tread width of 9.1 inches on a 8 inch wheel fit WHERE a 7 inch wheel
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