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Hey everybody- I just received my bbs wheels today. They are 8x15 in. with a 11mm offset. My problem is I don't know what size tire to put on them. I would like to have 225/55/15, but the cheapest tire I can find in that size is over $150. The best tire sizes that I could find reasonably priced are 215/55 and 215/60, but tire rack says 215 series tires should go on wheels of 7.5 inches width max. If you have any suggestions or comments, please post.

Also, if anyone has any lugs from the alloy wheels they would like to sell or knows a source for them, let me know. Thanks[:D]
 

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I think I will be going with the 215/60. They are a little larger, but I think they will fit. I am deciding between the BFGoodrich Traction T/A H, Bridgestone Potenza G009, and the Yokohama Avid H4S. Anyone have any experience with any of these?
 

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On the front, I just put on some yokohama Avid 215/65 r15 on my 15x7.5 alloys. I paid $15 each for the tires at the junkyard. They are brand new, still have the little rubber nubbies on them.

Then I pulled some Eagle gts 205/75 R15 (which is actually a taller tire) but I only have one rear rim so far, so they are not on yet.

Front pics

http://rbk3.com/mbz/ftar1.jpg

http://rbk3.com/mbz/ftar2.jpg
 
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