Stock size tire selection for 94-96 G20
Hey guys, I need to replace my front tires ASAP, and rears probably within the next 6 months. So I'm curious... The stock tire size is 195/60/14 up until 93, or 93.5 or whatever. Then they switch to a super awkward 195/65/14 for the 93.5+. This size absolutely sucks for variety, and performance tire options.
195/60/14 has a few more options, so I was wondering, what have all of you done when putting tires on your stock wheels?
Put the 60's on and dealt with the inaccurate speedo?
Put the 65's on and be satisfied with non performance tires?
Put the 60's on and modify the speedo/speed sensor?
Let me know! Also open to budget minded performance all season suggestions!
i have run the 60s a lot and just not bothered to deal with the inaccuracy. i would be interested in a solution though, maybe something on the cluster is adjustable.
I thought maybe the speed sensors would be interchangeable. But that would be easy to find out from the dealer. I'm not sure if the calibration is different in the sensor or in the cluster. Hope someone knows.
Here's what I'd do if I didn't have money for 4 tires.
1) call 2-3 used tire places on 82nd and see what they have
2) choose the best tires available
The speedo is only off 3% its not a big deal. My speedo is off by 7% since I'm running 205/60/15 S13 wheels. Whatever.
I know used tires are a possibility, but thats not what I'm looking for. I would rather spend a little extra on the bottom of the line new tires.
I want to know what other people have done in my situation. I would like to keep the stock sized tires, but it is a very uncommon size. Some don't mind the inaccurate speedometer, but I do. I will probably try to find a fix for it before investing in a set of tires that is not the stock height.
IMO buying bottom of the line new tires is just as bad as buying used tires. you can get some used good tires with like 60-70% thread left for the cost of new "bottom of the line" tires. I don't know if there is a fix for the inaccurate speedo but i think most people just suck it up and deal with it.
[QUOTE=bxdiplomats247;1580242]IMO buying bottom of the line new tires is just as bad as buying used tires. QUOTE]
Except new tires will have a warranty, and free rotations and flat repairs. That is of value to some. I plan on legitimately wearing these tires out (from lots of miles, not racing/burnouts, but hopefully some autocross).
I'd consider used tires more if there were any in my city. There aren't, and the 1.5 hour drive to get to a city with an abundance of used tires adds enough cost/time to not make it worth it anyway.
I sold my 240sx that I owned for a very long time that had compromises like this. The speedo never worked in that car, and in other ways it was not a very usefull family/commuter car. What I want out of this car is more usability for me and my wife, and hopefully some performance. Little things to you like speedometer accuracy are important for me, and worth consideration. No disrespect if its not a priority to anyone else, its important to me. I'd like the car to drive as close to new as possible.