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Is this too big of a tire for the front of my base '99 9-3? They'd be going on Delta's, fwiw.

They'd be getting filled with screws and/or bolts, so rubbing = bad...
 

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So, uh, yeah... they're huge.
How bad they rub? Here's one on mine:



I never drove on it but it doesn't rub when the suspension isn't compressed. What happens at full compression I dunno.
 

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I have put these all the way around my car as to they are cheaper then the 55 series. It only changed the speedo by 2 mph at 70. The ride is a little smoother and quiter. They do not rub at all and I have bottomed out not on my own but really bad pot hole yesterday and no rub. I did notice that the gas mileage in the city went down a little but not much. On the highway it went up.

The 2 mile difference in the speedo is when it reads 70 I am running 68. Hope this helps
 

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^^that does not make sense. If it were a bigger circumference tire then # of revs per given speed is less, therefore the speedo would read lower than actual speed.
-Cm
 

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No idea. I sat one next to one of my tires and it was a lot bigger, so I decided not to risk it... especially for what I'm planning :cool:
 

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^^that does not make sense. If it were a bigger circumference tire then # of revs per given speed is less, therefore the speedo would read lower than actual speed.
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Correct - unless the speedometer reads REALLY fast to begin with!

Stig - When I put that 205/65 on the car, it looked HUGE. I actually liked it, it was really aggressive, it reminded me of some of the cars in the Rallye Paris-Dakar :lol::lol:!
 

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Correct - unless the speedometer reads REALLY fast to begin with!

Stig - When I put that 205/65 on the car, it looked HUGE. I actually liked it, it was really aggressive, it reminded me of some of the cars in the Rallye Paris-Dakar :lol::lol:!
Yeah, it would probably look sweet but I just do not want rubbing with tires that are full of bolts/screws :lol:
 
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