Sucks doesn't it? I had to put a plug in one of mine. Have to get it dismounted a patched properly soon...
Unless you're gonna replace the other three, stick with the stock size (obviously), manufacturer and model. You don't want an oddball tire on there. It might work fine, but it looks goofy as hell.AltimateCarDriver said:If I had to get a new one, what will be the recommendation?
Here's a simple primer on tire nomenclature:The original ones are listed as P205/65TR16 .......what does it mean? (pressure (P)?, T?, R16 I think is the rim size...
If I had to get a new one, what will be the recommendation?
Unless you're gonna replace the other three, stick with the stock size (obviously), manufacturer and model. You don't want an oddball tire on there. It might work fine, but it looks goofy as hell.
Here's a simple primer on tire nomenclature:
P = Passenger car. You'll see other abbreviations for other types of tires, such as LT (light truck).
205 = Tread width in millimeters.
65 = Aspect ratio in percent. The aspect ratio is the height of the sidewall divided by the tread width. In this case, the sidewall is 65 percent as tall as the tire is wide, or roughly 133 millimeters.
T = Speed rating. I don't remember all the figures, but T indicates the tire is rated to 118 mph. Other common ratings include H (to 130 mph), V (to 149 mph) and Z (150-plus mph). The Z rating is slowly being replaced by more specific ratings, such as W and Y, which indicate a maximum rated speed rather than simply "Good beyond 150 mph."
R = Radial construction. You don't see too many bias-ply tires any more (maybe none at all, since racing made the big conversion to radials about a decade ago).
16 = Rim diameter in inches. The metric system never totally caught on with tire sizes, so we have tread width in mm and rim diameter in inches. I do remember a Mustang in the early '80s that rolled out of the factory with metric rims, though. That was the end of that.
Hope this helps.
Jarrod K. Wright
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'02 G20 Sport 5-speed