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Old 09-06-2008, 10:43 AM   #26
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Well, you know what they say about opinions.......

Here's mine:

On non-lowered 245s, I believe 205/65R15 would be the most logical choice to maintain OE sidewall height and minimize speedo error. If I had Virgos(or any other 15" wheel for that matter) that's the size I'd choose.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #27
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205/60 is not so great on a Virgo because the wheel is only 6" wide, so the tire is not well supported by the wheel. I just had 205/60 put on my 7" wide MSW wheels, and the sidewall is straight. The tire fits well on a 7" wheel. I also wouldn't personally choose 205/65, because even more sidewall on a 205 on a 6" wheel is going to have poor steering response. If you don't mind that feeling, 14" wheels/tires are cheaper.

185/70/14 5.5"x14" to 195/60/15 6"x15" was a nice improvement on my car. 205/60 on 7"x15" is another step in the right direction while still maintaining a rather tall tire with a lot of sidewall.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:40 PM   #28
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towery, I'm aware we're coming from different camps(and I do value your opinion)...but most tire mfgs specify a rim width range of 5.5"-7" for 205/65R15. Granted, the 7" wide wheel will offer better support but the tire can be safely mounted on narrower rims. And wouldn't you agree that the steering response, overall lateral traction, and braking distances would be measurably improved when comparing the OE size of 185R14 to 205/65R15(regardless of rim width...within reason)?

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Old 09-06-2008, 02:15 PM   #29
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I run 215/60's with no problems at all. Smooth ride for me, and my car is a cruiser.


Oh and I have no speedo errors either, i've driven buy one of those things that register your speed and it matched with the speedo.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:57 PM   #30
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What size tire is a good fit for the virgo rims?
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195/60/15"
The wheels on mine are the same size as Virgos and are 195/60/15 Bridgestone Potenza G019
Around $300 total for the set of 4.

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #31
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I went to 15" wheels to get a smaller sidewall with a similar overall diameter. 205/65 wouldn't do it for me, but maybe wagon owners might like it. I'd still choose anything bigger/wider than the 14"s just for braking. However, I wanted to improve transitional response as well as grip.

Most people may not use the extra grip and response on a daily basis, but if you ever have to avoid accidents or deer or anything else, it's nice to be confident in what the car will do when you have to use it. I just practice it more than most do. Shocks/struts and tires are the two most important upgrades I've made that have changed how the car feels.

My dad uses 215/60/14 on 14x6 (mk3 VW Golf). They have more grip than the 185s or 195s that came on the car. But it doesn't FEEL good to me when I drive it. High speed sweepers on the highway took some getting used to. The tire bulges over the rim. The rim width is within the manufacturers range, but it would perform better with a wider wheel.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:28 PM   #32
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if you're not lowering your car, go with 195/60/15. seriously, its a good choice.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:32 PM   #33
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I have 205/55/15's on my dracos

my track tires are 205/50/15's i really dont recommend this size for street because freeway driving your at about 3,200 rpm with an m47

general uhp 205/55/15
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:34 AM   #34
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Thanks for the pictures everyone.

Definitely between the 205/55 and 195/60 for me so far.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:09 PM   #35
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Default will a set of virgo rims fit on a 1990 240 dl?

I just bought a 1990 240 DL and was thinking about getting a set of virgo rims, does anyone know it they'll fit?
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #36
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I just bought a 1990 240 DL and was thinking about getting a set of virgo rims, does anyone know it they'll fit?
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #37
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I just bought a 1990 240 DL and was thinking about getting a set of virgo rims, does anyone know it they'll fit?
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:21 PM   #38
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What size tire is a good fit for the virgo rims?
Kind of a shot in the dark without intended purpose.

For practical purposes,to get a 25" wheel,and to keep the wheels from getting bent,
as they often do with the stock size,I use Falken Ziex 912's in 195-65-15.
Steering feels right,economy is good,the car really rolls,and they stick pretty good for touring tires.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #40
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I'm running 205/50's, and I like them. They look good, and handle a little better than the taller sidewall tires I had.

Pictures in my thread! =D
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:43 PM   #41
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Red, that was 6 years ago.

I'm sure he's already put tires on his Virgos.
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Red, that was 6 years ago.

I'm sure he's already put tires on his Virgos.
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Wow, I didn't read this thread very well... I think this is its fourth resurrection?
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Wow, I didn't read this thread very well... I think this is its fourth resurrection?
I did,but thought it would be fun to beat it to death.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:48 PM   #45
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So guys... Same place in a year?
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:54 PM   #49
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Hmm... http://www.bored.com/emailcapsules/

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:03 PM   #50
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Anyone recommend a tire? I live in michigan and am not putting winters on this year. So I need an Affordable all season. Ive Looked at the Michelin Primacy MXM4 & Yokahama Avid H4s. I've decided on the area of 195 60 15. Virgo rims.

I like good wide grooved rain tires cause they work well in the snow as well. but.. I don't want to spend to much$$$ for the Traction/safty. I kind of enjoy a good 50mph snowy drift! I wish they made a good All season set for $320...
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