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Found starfire Solaris 205/60/15 rear and 185/65/15 for my rims. Will they fit without any issues? Please help. Thanks. $300 four tires.
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The outside diameter of the following tires is:

185/60R15 603mm
195/60R15 615mm
205/60R15 627mm

So the outside diameter of the 195/60R15 tire is 2% bigger than the standard rear 185/60R15 tire, and the outside diameter of the 205/60R15 tire is 4% bigger than the standard rear 185/60R15 tire.

2% bigger is a modest increase, 4% is a big increase.

Therefore I would stick to 195/60R15 rear matched to 175/65R15.

Not only that, but I've seen a better choice of matched 195/60R15 and 175/65R15 tires than 205/60R15 and 185/65R15 tires.

Also, using the standard 5Jx15 ET32 front rims and 5.5Jx15 ET42 rear rims, the 195/60R15 and 175/65R15 tire sizes are a better match for the rim widths than the 205/60R15 and 185/65R15 tire sizes...although the larger sizes are still an allowable size on the 5J and 5.5J rim widths.

You can get good matching winter tires in the 195/60R15 and 175/65R15 sizes from Continental and Michelin, and good matching 4-season tires from Vredestein. There doesn't seem to be such a good selection of quality matching tires in the larger 205/60R15 and 185/65R15 sizes.
 

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I put the 185/205 combo on my 2015 Pure with RIAL 5 & 6 inch rims and the EV spring upgrade and love it. About as much rubber as you can get on the road without other mods, I think. I went with Yokohama AVID ASCEND GTs, and they have been great. Taller sidewall makes for a much smoother ride. 24.5" and 24.7" diameters, respectively. 0.2 inch difference front to rear is pretty small. Speedometer is dead on.
 

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Big 453 smark and Shalmaneser64 thanks so much for the help! Y’all are awesome. I live in south Florida so I really don’t need winter tires lol. I want fat tires for the cosmetics. I work in a bar 5 minutes from the house and really only drive local. Don’t mean to sound dumb (remember I smoke grass) but I can go 205/185 without doing anything but get the tires? Thanks again fellas!
 

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I don't know what the clearance is on a stock 453. I know on the 451 that I needed an extra inch or so up front, that I got with the EV springs. The rear wasn't a problem, but I did the springs all around, just in case, and to get a little more load capacity. It took a few hours. Ican tell you that the beefier tires make a big difference visually. Car goes from looking like a toy to something with attitude. I'm changing over to 175/55 R15 Blizzak WS80s for the winter, which are almost as tall, to keep the look.

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Shalmanese64 very nice. I think I got plenty of room without new springs. View attachment 65049 View attachment 65049
Yep, I think you'll be just fine. And anything beats the Continental all-seasons that are standard. They have some of the worst ratings out there, from what I've seen. I've got a set on my 2009 that I'm pulling off this weekend. Replacing them with some Khumos temporarily. Need the two rear alloy rims for my my two remaining Blizzak WS80 winter tires.
 
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