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6th Gen ('00-'05): Tire Size?

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Old 10-25-2015, 09:29 PM
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2001 SS: I currently have P225 60/16's all the way around. What if I want a lower profile tire? Is there an alternative I can get and still mount on a 16" rim? Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:16 AM
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Keep in mind the smaller the profile of the tire the more wheel gap you will see between the tire and fender.
 
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:17 AM
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This is why people get 18" wheels, then a smaller profile tire with it for the look and still don't create a lot of wheel gap
 
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:06 AM
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You want the overall size of the tire to stay the same, I also recommend going up in rim size to go lower in sidewall.
 
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
You want the overall size of the tire to stay the same, I also recommend going up in rim size to go lower in sidewall.
Couldn't agree more set of 18's look good imho,

Screen shot of the comparison of my stockers and when I grabbed the wheels off the family sedan 08 impala ltz since apparently I didn't upload it anywhere else and I'm on my phone

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:05 AM
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Here's a nice comparison from my car:

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From the stock 16s, to my 18s with 245/45/18
 

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