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Hi everyone. Thanks to everyone that gave me (and the rest of the group
members) their input and advice regarding the tires I should run on my '86
SVO. Here is a summary of what I have heard:
225/50/16's -- (Stock tire size) obviously will work on any SVO.
245/45/16's -- Will fit on SVO's (even those lowered slightly--1" to
1.25"), but will rub a bit on the strut if the suspension is compressed to
an extreme. Jeff Dalbec has these on his '85 SVO (which I personally went
to look at). They look great, and show no signs of rubbing on the fender
lips. You should probably "roll" your fender lips just to be safe.
245/50/16's -- Will fit, but definitely will rub the struts up front.
Might even rub on the fender lips. Definitely roll your lips if you are
going to run these.
If you are going to do any real track time (road course) or autocrossing,
I'd personnally say to stay away from the 245/50's.
Now, I have gone to the "Tire Rack" website, and also the "Discount Tire
Direct" webpage. I've done some comparing, and I have found that "Discount
Tire Direct" has cheaper prices. Also, Discount Tire states that you can
go to any America's Tire Company store and have them mounted for free (you
still have to pay for balancing, though). Below I have given both URL's so
you can compare for yourself. I hope this helps. Again, thanks to
everyone for all the help!
The Tire Rack --> http://www.tirerack.com/
Discount Tire Direct --> http://www.tires.com/