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So whats the biggest I can go w/o calibrating the speedo?
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Probably like 245/70R16. Obviously, the larger you go the further off the speedometer will be.
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Anything over stock and the speedo will be off. Lets take for instance mine. Miata.net has a tire size calculator and according to them a 235/70/R16 compared to a 255/70/R15 is .4% slow. So when I am running 60 I will actually be going 60.22 thats not much of a difference but going up in size it make a little difference. Go to miata.net's tire size calculator and let it do the math for you.
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Like Will said, it wont be a big difference. If you have a GPS that will solve that for you.
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It shouldn't make much of a difference. I went from the stock size on mine of a 245/70R16 (I think), to a 33/10.50/15, and my speedo is barely off. About 2 MPH at the most.
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nice, cause the dealer charges $50 to re-calibrate it. So I guess ya really don;t need that till you go 30"+
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nice, cause the dealer charges $50 to re-calibrate it. So I guess ya really don;t need that till you go 30"+
dealerships will only calibrate up to 31" tires.
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yeah, what I'm getting won't need calibrating... had a dealer here in town that sells tires, tell me that 265s would not fit on my truck... lol... and I've seen them on stock trucks... I don't know what the deal is with tires shops around here... I don't want the sissy little 235's for another 4 years!
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yeah, what I'm getting won't need calibrating... had a dealer here in town that sells tires, tell me that 265s would not fit on my truck... lol... and I've seen them on stock trucks... I don't know what the deal is with tires shops around here... I don't want the sissy little 235's for another 4 years!
dude I have 265's on mine with no crank! I have plenty of space left. Most places will only go up one size. NTB will put whatever size you want on. So maybe buy tires and take them there.
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whats NTB?
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So did you make a decision yet?
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either 245/75-16 or Go Big and get the 265/75-16

get paid tonight at midnight

lets just see how much I get...

Def not getting the 235s again, haha
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265s will look killer on there!
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You gotta get 265's.
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265's FTW.

Go to Discount Tire. They will mount them up with no questions asked.
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He doesn't have a Discount Tire anywhere near him unfortunately.
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We ain't got ****.

Sorry. But I'm serious, and I live like 20 mins. from the capitol!!!

and I agree with ya'll 265's would look sick! I'll see what I can do!
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He doesn't have a Discount Tire anywhere near him unfortunately.
Good thing they deliver for free.
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I am running 265/70 r16s and for a daily they are perfect. Something to consider if you don't want to go with the 265/75s.

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For everyday driver, go with the BFG Long Trail T/A's I 'll have to look up what I paid for them but it was under $500.00 with road hazard.
They have been discontinued. They have been replaced by the Long Trail Tour. Do NOT put the LT Tour's on your truck if you will be in the snow. You'll probably die.

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how much you guys pay for balancing...

I'm not gonna buy tires from Wal-Mart just nice to go look at the tires in person and not be haggled by a tire guy... I find it annoying!
Whats wrong with tire guys? Talk with them, they know how different tires actually perform. Looking at signs wont really give you much information. It will give you what the manufacturer wants you to know, not what you should really know about them.

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Sorry , 15, 235, 75 R 15 , on the stock rim. Ask about TPMS sensors too. I didn't know it was an option on my 07 till the light came on.
The 2007's have TPMS, if a place tries to charge you for it, tell them they are stupid, there is nothing they need to do different besides not break the sensor. Its really not hard.

As for sizes, a 255/70R16 is almost an inch shorter then a 245/75R16. I would stick with a 245/75 or a 235/70 for a DD, its also going to keep your costs down.
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245/75-16. Done. Going to the tire shop after work, I'm excited!!!
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Can we just lay down the ban hammer now? LOL Post pics Cody! What kind did you get?
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