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Old December 5th, 2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Looking to change rear tire size

I have 215/65-15 on the rear. I want to drop a size or two. Opinions?
215/65-15 26 tall
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Old December 5th, 2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking to change rear tire size

It all depends what you're after. Ride height change is obviously minimal. Changing your rolling diameter will drop your final drive by about 2% for the 25.5" and 4% for the 25". So, if you're now normally cruising at 1500 rpm, you'd be at 1530 or 1562 respectively.
The bug will still look sweet either way.
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I love the look of 205/70/15s in a VW rear fender!
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Old December 6th, 2018, 04:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: Looking to change rear tire size

Cruising RPM isnt all that important. But, I do want to drag race once in a while.
All three are popular cal look sizes. I may just drop one size. Still on the fence. I would like to loose some of the rake. You kinda feel like your falling out of the front seats. Lol

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It just hit me. Dropping and 1 in diameter only lowers the rear a 1/2.
I think Im going with the 195/65s.
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