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Old 06-26-2023, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Any decent tires still available in 205/60-15?

My '96 318ti needs new shoe. It's got the factory Style 18 5-spoke round spoke wheels in 15x7 that I want to keep, but the selection of 205/60-15 tires seems to be really dim these days. I don't need ultra high performance tires, but I'd at least like name brand performance all seasons. I know I'm not the only one with this tire size - anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
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I see plenty in that size: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...erformance=ALL

Yokos, BFgoodrich, etc
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Thanks for the reply. I've actually got a '96 California as well.

I know it looks like a decent selection at first glance, but I'm not counting ancient BFG Radial T/As as a good tire unless you have an old muscle car, and the Bridgestones have shockingly bad reviews. Everything else is pretty off brand or non-performance. I've hand some Kumhos that handled great (though with poor treadwear) but they were much more performance oriented than these. It looks like the YOKOHAMA AVID ASCEND GT are the best bet here - will see if I can find some locally.
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You could go up to a 215 without much issue if that broadens the selection for you.
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You could go up to a 215 without much issue if that broadens the selection for you.
Great idea, I actually hadn't thought of that and it does open up some options. On my old Saab I put some 225/50-15s Kumho ASTs on the 15x7 wheels and that looked (and handled) great. I probably won't go that that far on the 318ti (and not sure if they'd fit without rubbing) but you're right, it can pay to get a little creative on sizing.
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