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I have a 96' Alti and I wanna buy bigger rims than the standard 15's. I guess this would go with any car you decide to do this to but would you have to re-calibrate the speedometer to account for the difference in more inches to the ground?
 

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nah it won't make that much of a difference. i put 17's on with 215/45/17 and i can't tell the difference one bit.
 

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Since the car wuz only geared to have a 15 when you increase wheel size the speedo does go off. But not very much if you did a 1inch or 2inch increase. If you went up to a 18 + you really should get the speedo recaliberated.
 

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well also you have to take into account that 15s have a much higher profile tire, than the 17's. since the 17's get a smaller profile tire the difference between the two is negligible.
 

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Where's a decent place to buy rims, online or magazine, it doesn't matter. Package deals would be nice, and I don't know if I can trust e-bay??????
 

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OneAltima2see said:
Since the car wuz only geared to have a 15 when you increase wheel size the speedo does go off. But not very much if you did a 1inch or 2inch increase. If you went up to a 18 + you really should get the speedo recaliberated.

not necessarily. if you do a search someone posted up a speed calculator where you can input your wheel size and it'll show the adjusted speed. difference for me was like +1.5 mph
 

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OneAltima2see said:
Since the car wuz only geared to have a 15 when you increase wheel size the speedo does go off. But not very much if you did a 1inch or 2inch increase. If you went up to a 18 + you really should get the speedo recaliberated.
EEEEE, wrong! Sorry, but you go home with nothing. Thanks for playing.

1) Read everything in the Tire Tech section of Tire Rack
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/sidewall.htm

Pay particular attention to the section on "plus sizing"
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/plusone.htm

2) Use one of these tire size calculators to determine what tire will be equivalent in circumference to your stock tire.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
http://www.paspeedo.com/calculator.htm

3) Since you're probably not going to use the tire calculator (cause I know that you're going to come back and say "Hey, so what tire will fit on my Altima without throwing off the speedo?"... here's your answers

195-65-15
205-60-15
205-55-16
225-50-16
205-50-17
215-45-17
225-45-17
 

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Ome more thing...... wrong forum.
 
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