Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Palm Springs-ish
An actual "stock" rim should be more in the neighbourhood of 5" or 5.5" wide IIRC - no way a 225 or 245 is going to work on that - it'll look like Roseanne Barr in a pair 26" waist jeans...
A 195 is perfect, a 205 is about the widest I'd go for something with a little more beef to it, without looking too "pinched" on the rim.
And regardless of what anybody tells you, although a wider tire may fit, you'll get no performance advantage out of it, due to the sidewalls being squeezed in so tightly onto the skinny rim, and pulling up on the outside edges of the tread. You can actually end up with LESS tread on the road than a skinnier tire that fits the wheel correctly!
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