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  • Are You Running 195/45/15?

    If you are please let me know if you are happy or not. Why or why not? And what mods you had to make from stock to run them.

    12 and 13 are becoming difficult to find and 14S are too expensive. Thanks
    '93 Festiva GL / "HOT ROD"
    '02 F-150 Supercrew
    '02 Excursion 4x4
    '98 Jeep Cherokee Classic Limited

  • #2
    Running 195/60-15 for the winter then ill be back to 195/50's...
    91GL BP/F3A with boost
    13.79 @ 100, 2.2 60' on 8 psi and 155R12's

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    • #3
      195/50/15's fit fine and are alot cheaper and eaiser to find than 195/45/15's...


      Mike, AKA the sasquatch
      1990 LX, bp+T/g25mr, 9psi dynoed at 194HP, turbonetics t3/to4e 57trim, haltech E6X standalone, 550cc injectors, turbosmart wastegate, synapse BOV, walbro 255 fuel pump, aeromotive FPR, AEM wideband, 3 inch exhaust, huge FMIC, 9LB flywheel, 6 puck clutch and way more parts that im forgetting i installed lol...

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      • #4
        The 14s I've been looking at are all in the $40-$50 range
        "Lane, I've been going to this high school for seven and a half years. I'm no dummy."

        Gone but never forgotten, "Hulkstiva"...http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ht=progression

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        • #5
          I got a set of 15's with 195/50-15 tires you can run on your car and see how you like them
          Stock engine shouldnt be bad, Just with my BP and bad struts I didnt like them.
          On tire rack they are as cheap as 12" tires.

          pix of them on the festy... With aspire springs you shouldnt have any rubs....


          Last edited by gestiva; 03-12-2011, 03:58 AM.
          93L sold. First FESTY!
          91L blue monster "BP swapped!" Robbed of its Heart for other Festy!
          91GL blue bandit(thanks to sparky) Sold twice! lol
          89L (thanks again to sparky) "SCRAPPED without my permission!!!!
          93L Clean Green Machine! (Thanks to Sedat)-Sold to other member!
          89 Auto LX Wrecked and stripped.
          93GL Sold Too Soon!
          91GL BP powered, ALL OPTIONS!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lanemeyer14 View Post
            The 14s I've been looking at are all in the $40-$50 range
            Ive found 195/45 Nexen tires in the $50-$60 range which is close and id like to keep my speedo as acurate as possible. Im assuming if you guys are running the 50 series your not having any brake problems.

            Geativa, i may take you up on that offer but i will probably need to talk with you more about the springs. Thanks
            '93 Festiva GL / "HOT ROD"
            '02 F-150 Supercrew
            '02 Excursion 4x4
            '98 Jeep Cherokee Classic Limited

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            • #7
              I ran 45's for about a year. No real difference in the tires I was on stock suspension. Now I'm on fms with 50 series and it rubs inner fender well on hard turns.
              1988 Ford Festiva "Sonic" BPT g25mr MS2 standalone ecu, FOTY '11, Best Beater FMV, Fan Favorite FMVI

              1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.slow

              1996 Ford F-150

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              • #8
                I ran 195/45-15 on 15x6.5 wheels with +38mm offset and didn't do any mods to car, no spacers of any kind, and they NEVER rubbed in any condition. I will try to find a pic and post it for ya. The best part about them is they are super near total stock diameter so your speedo will not hardly change.
                Last edited by Gomez; 03-12-2011, 09:02 AM.
                -Bryant

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                • #9
                  Since the Proxes 195/45-14s are just about ideal, and the 15s are the same size plus one half inch radius, you're looking at about 12mm taller than stock. This is on paper, of course, and it might not be an exact figure. But it's a smaller diameter than running 175/70-13s or 185/60-14s.

                  I think the main worry on 195/45-15s would be the wheel width and offset. If it's too extreme either way, you'll need mods to fit it.

                  Karl
                  '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
                  '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
                  '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
                  '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
                  '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

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                  • #10
                    195/45-14 is nearly exactly the same size under stock as a 195/45-15 is over stock. Super small amount. 6.5" width with +38mm offset fits perfectly. Really, I've done it.

                    But like Safetyguy said go any wider or change offset any and you will be toast.

                    My car ran for almost a solid year and there were absolutely no rub marks on the tires or the car. a 195/50-15 is only 4 7/8mm taller on each side or approx 1/8" on each side.
                    Last edited by Gomez; 03-12-2011, 12:06 PM.
                    -Bryant

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gomez View Post
                      I ran 195/45-15 on 15x6.5 wheels with +38mm offset and didn't do any mods to car, no spacers of any kind, and they NEVER rubbed in any condition. I will try to find a pic and post it for ya. The best part about them is they are super near total stock diameter so your speedo will not hardly change.
                      I would love to see pics Gomez. Where did you find your wheels?
                      '93 Festiva GL / "HOT ROD"
                      '02 F-150 Supercrew
                      '02 Excursion 4x4
                      '98 Jeep Cherokee Classic Limited

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                      • #12
                        In john's(sedat's) thread for his car, If you take the front springs off your car and put them on your rear you gain right at a inch and 1/4 (cant exactly remember)
                        but we placed the tire next to the car and I bounced on the bumper and it was high enough not to rub/scrape.

                        With the fronts, swapping to aspire/kia rio springs(keep your struts) the front will be lifted enough to have no problems.

                        Stock springs can be run in the front with no spacers(hard dips rub) but rolling the (lip) of your fender will solve that....

                        In the rear stock springs can be run too with the spacers I have(will need the longer studs) and again, hard dips cause a lil rubbing, but rolling just the lip of the fender.

                        will PM you my number.
                        93L sold. First FESTY!
                        91L blue monster "BP swapped!" Robbed of its Heart for other Festy!
                        91GL blue bandit(thanks to sparky) Sold twice! lol
                        89L (thanks again to sparky) "SCRAPPED without my permission!!!!
                        93L Clean Green Machine! (Thanks to Sedat)-Sold to other member!
                        89 Auto LX Wrecked and stripped.
                        93GL Sold Too Soon!
                        91GL BP powered, ALL OPTIONS!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gestiva View Post
                          I got a set of 15's with 195/50-15 tires you can run on your car and see how you like them
                          Stock engine shouldnt be bad, Just with my BP and bad struts I didnt like them.
                          On tire rack they are as cheap as 12" tires.

                          pix of them on the festy... With aspire springs you shouldnt have any rubs....


                          Looks like the start of a Donk car. How much ground clearance is that?

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                          • #14
                            i have 195/45/14's and love 'em!

                            -"Hairlipstiva" 1991 GL 5spd (swapped from an auto), rolling on Enkei 14x6 +38 with 195/45/14 Toyo's, Jensen MP5720 CD deck, tach install, LED strip in cluster, down position rear wiper, FMS springs, Gabriel shocks on 4 corners, Acura Integra short shifter
                            -Escort GT 91 donor car with BP, G5M-R tranny to be dropped in the little guy...
                            -Aspire brake swap COMPLETE!
                            https://www.wunderground.com/persona...?ID=KOKOWASS38

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