Tire/Rim advice

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    On a tight budget. Need new tires and rims. Going from stock 15" steelies to 17" rims, and need new 17" allseason/summer performance tires. Both simply need to be "average", not looking for anything really nice, but i need reliability with both.

    Max I can spend is $800 on all, that's $100 a wheel, and $100 a rim. Looking for 5-6 spoke wheels, doesn't matter really if they are chrom/silver or black.

    Also, going from 15" to 17", anything I need to know? I know about tire conversion and all that, but nothing else has to be done?

    Going from 205-60-15 TO 215-50-17, i THINK. There is a 2MPH difference if i did the math right, that OK or a no go?
     
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    TELL ME NOW! please
     
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    :ugh:

    According to http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html there is a 3.2% difference. 205/50/17s would get you 1.9% difference or 225/45/17 would be 1.2%.
     
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    $100 a tire is a common budget, most people spend $400 for a new set of reliable/all-weather standard tires. Problem?

    I don't need bling, I actually wouldn't mind OEM Nissan alloy wheels, these steelies just need to go. Sorry I can't drop $2400 in rims on a 1993 family sedan

    Thanks for the conversion, that helps:)
     
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    The :ugh: was because rims = wheels. You want a set of $400 tires with a set of $400 wheels.
     
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    so it actually matters what i call them? i've heard both...my bad. yah, $800 total. which seems impossible since i only have like $300 now, and no job.
     
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    ebay is your friend
     
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    OMG, how picky can you get?

    They're the same thing. Just because you call them wheels doesn't make it "right."
     
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    Tires and wheels/rims are two completely different things.
     
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    If you have $300 and no job, and you're looking for rims for your beater, you need to get your head checked. Save your goddamn money.
     
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    you can try going to www.WheelMax.com

    They have some decent wheels and some good prices. They also wheel/Tire packages with free shipping if you get the combo..

    not too bad for some decent wheels
     
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    honestly, i'd recommend buying used. At LEAST used wheels... $800 wheel+tire packages are gonna get u some garbage nankang or hangook tires and 25lb wheels.

    You can probably get a set of better quality rims + tires USED, with say 50-80% treadlife for like $700
     
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    Yes, tires are rubber.

    But wheels and rims are the same thing, just different vernacular. He wasn't incorrect by saying tires and rims.
     
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    I'm employed, but I only work on a "need" basis. Meaning, my employer only gives me work when they need me. I haven't worked in over 3 weeks, so I jus say i'm unemployed. Getting a new job ASAP.

    I'll look into all the links posted. thanks guys.
     
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    :slap: Reread what he wrote.
     
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    Why are you buying 17" wheels for a 1993 family sedan? I would just get factory alloys off ebay or Rotas or something.

    You do realize that tires get more expensive the bigger the wheel is, you will be spending a lot more on tires (or have to get shitty ones instead of good ones).
     
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    Because they fit fine, and look better than 15's. It'd be different if i had to modify the car somehow, but 17's work fine in place of the stock ones.

    The difference between 15's rubbers and 17's, is only like $10-15 where I'm looking. I'm just looking at standard all-weather performance tires.

    eBay OEM alloys are going for almost exactly what I'd pay for BRAND NEW rims ($385?). I need 4-bolt ones, which seem harder to find on eBay. For roughly ~$100 more at th MOST, i can get brand spankin new wheels, that look good too. I also looked for wheels on a nissan forum i go to alot, with shipping, i still am paying over $200+ for crappy scratched up ugly wheels.
     
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    local craigslist...if you have on in your area. Classifieds posting.

    Anything new, typically runs you around 900 w/ tires and rims and tax/shipping.
     
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    I found some $55 tires that were highly recommended by other Nissan users on the forums from www.tirerack.com

    And some $100 rims from www.wheelmax.com

    Total is ~$600 for it all, I believe free shipping on both. Thanks for all the help guys.
     
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    My bad
     

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