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Just got new Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Positions in the 205/60 15s and would definately recommend the wider size for anyone still running 15's. Much better handling, the wider profile and smaller sidewall look way better than the 195s and it looks like they lowered the car just a little. So far the Birdgestones are a really impressive tire too, haven't pushed them too far though as they still got a little breaking in to do, and there is snow on the ground.
 

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Are you still happy with your Bridgestones? I am considering the same size/wheel combination for my 02 GLS. Do you have any pictures?
 

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Just got new Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Positions in the 205/60 15s and would definately recommend the wider size for anyone still running 15's. Much better handling, the wider profile and smaller sidewall look way better than the 195s and it looks like they lowered the car just a little. So far the Birdgestones are a really impressive tire too, haven't pushed them too far though as they still got a little breaking in to do, and there is snow on the ground.
Sidewall on 205/60/15 is only .2" different from 195/65/15. Can you really tell the difference?

Will that size work on Wellingtons?
If the wellingtons are 15x7, then that size will work. You could even go 215/60/15 if they make that size.
 

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Sidewall on 205/60/15 is only .2" different from 195/65/15. Can you really tell the difference?



If the wellingtons are 15x7, then that size will work. You could even go 215/60/15 if they make that size.
Actually, 215/60/15 is actually closer to stock diameter than 205/60/15. That means that your odometer and speedometer will actually be off less than if you got 205's.
 

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True, though I doubt most people would notice the few % in addition to the factory speedo inaccuracy. Especially when you also throw in the fact that section width measurements can vary between makes and/or models of tires.

IMHO, within reason, tire sizing is more a matter of "just get it close".
 

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If the wellingtons are 15x7, then that size will work. You could even go 215/60/15 if they make that size.
215's should theoretically fit 15x7's perfectly. iirc, 205 was the perfect size for 15x6.5's I've tried throwing on 205/50/15 kumho mx tires on both 15x6.5 and 15x7 size wheels, and the 6.5 seemed to be a better fit, while the on the 7's there was a slight stretch (which may be a good thing given that the tire profile is so thick).
 
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