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Charlie B.

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Just got my new wheels, 16X7 Cadillac (Seville wheels)

from docardio@lycos.com I think they are beautiful.

I'm putting 235-60's Kumhos on them per advice from Alf.

Docardio sold them on Ebay. I got them on "buy it now

for a very good price and he paid for the shipping. Can't

beat that. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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Wow, that's a big tire for a 16" wheel. 235/60 is almost a perfect match in the 15" size but will be 1.1" taller in the 16" size. This will make the speedo a little over 4% slow or 2.5mph @60. Expressed another way, it will change your 2.97 axle ratio into a 2.84 effective ratio.

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I ended up getting Toyo 225/60s. The 235s were too tall

and rubbed on the spring seat of the front struts.

I'm happy with the Toyos as I have had good luck with

them in the past. My tire guy (who is also a good friend of mine told me the Toyos' are much better than the Kumhos. He never steered me wrong in the past

I like the Caddy wheels too. Big improvement in appearance.

Should I cut up my center caps to get the emblem for the Cad caps

or should I try to buy the emblems?

Charlie B. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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After reading your latest post, I went out and checked the Kumhos. They're 225s, not 235s as I stated. Sorry, but I'm glad you caught it. Do your new Cad wheels have fairly flat caps? If so, the plastic Reatta centerpieces are available from Barney, and can be epoxied on. I use the 3M industrial two-sided tape, which cures in 72 hours and makes a super bond. Any gaps around the edge can be filled with black caulking.


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Thanks for the reply on the tires.

I'm very happy with the wheels and the 225 60's

by Toyo.

By the way, I just boughtr another set of Cad 16"

wheels in R.I. He advertised them for $100.00 so I

bought them. I got them this evening and they sre pristine.

Now I have to buy 4 more tires, I'm gonna go broke dressing

up these Reattas. But I love it.

I'm still trying to buy the Wrecked 90 cpe , it went to

a salvage pool today. But I still have friends in the salvage

business,I may get it.

Charlie <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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