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hello there, got a quick question.
i own a 95 impala with the stock rims. which other sizes will fit the tires besides the 255/50/ 17 ??
i'm thinking about putting 225/50/17 on it.
will they fit??

thanks..
 

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Why do you want to go skinnier? I wouldnt want to take corner in your car for fear that its gonna slide right off the road.
 

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.....i own a 95 impala with the stock rims..........i'm thinking about putting 225/50/17 on it......will they fit??
Yes.....but the car will handle poorly.

225's need to be on 6"-8" rims with 7" being optimal; the stock SS rims are 8.5".

The 225/50/17 tires are an inch smaller in diameter than the stock size tires.....so your speedometer will read incorrectly until you get your computer tune updated.

Also.....225/50/17's tires are more expensive than 255/50/17's.

So yeah; I'm like Heavy....why would you want to go to a smaller tire, unless they're free :confused: ???

KW
 

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i was offered a cheap set of 225's.
also i thought it would maybe decrease the fuel consumption.
right now i'm having 245/50/17 mounted.
 

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also during winter time , wide tires suck big time...
This is true. When I bought my 96 I drove it throughout the winter. The front tires worked as plows while the rears just spun on the snow and ice covered streets of Minnesota. After that, I bought a 500 buck winter beater and stored the Imp for the winter months.
 

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what about some 225/55/17......will they fit better?
No.

225mm tires + stock SS rims = misfitment.

If you REALLY want to use a smaller (thinner) tire, then you'll need thinner rims......plain and simple :frown: .

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it's irrelevant now. on wednesday i smashed the impala.
the sunraise blinded me like crazy and i crashed into a camper that was parked inside the shadow. the car it a total loss and so is the camper....
thanks though...
 

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it's irrelevant now. on wednesday i smashed the impala.
the sunraise blinded me like crazy and i crashed into a camper that was parked inside the shadow. the car it a total loss and so is the camper....
thanks though...
Sorry to hear that. Just out of curiosity, did you put armor all on your dash?
 

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some pictures of the incident...big time shit..
the guy in the black polo shirt that's me being all hyped up...
 

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Hell.....that's not so bad!

Should buff right out :smile: !


Seriously, though......it's repairable. What's your insurance company got to say about this?


Also.....I see that your passenger side airbag deployed. Was he/she OK :confused: ?


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well i am on partially comprehensive...
and it was my fault...
so it's a done deal
i lost the car.....

plus i am in germany, working for aafes europe..
the guy who picked it up told me it would cost around 10000 euros to fix...
which equals approx. $16500 !!!!!

can you believe this??

i sold it to a guy for 1000 euros, he said he needs it for spare parts for his 9c1 and his impala.

as to your question about the passenger.
unfortunately she sufferred a whiplash. as you can see, the impact was on her side so she was more affected than me.
matter of fact, i AIN'T GOT HURT AT ALL!
i currently weigh 265 pounds and got a bull neck!!

D
 

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funny thing is...
there where two other cars that got wrecked.
my car shifted the camper against the red house in the backround which messed up it's gutter.
and with it's front left, the camper rammed a car that was parked in front....
and this second car rammed a third one, which was a caravan...
i woulda busted out laughing if i had not lost mine...
and whats even funnier (in a way), the owner of the camper was inside sleepin !!
no shit!!
he told me he was going to go on a vacation trip, so he decided to sleep inside the camper to be able to leave earlier. poor ******* :))
 

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Cause he wanted to leave earlier? How long does it take to walk out of the house?

yeah, that's exactly what i thought! i didn't make no sense to me either...
but that's what he told me. he's also the guy who took the pictures.
 
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