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I was looking at my door tag for tires. It states that the optional size is P215/65R-15. Doing some research that size is just about 1" in diameter smaller than the 215/70R-15 tires that came with it stock.

Will 1" make a noticable difference in the speedometer? 3.8 liter LX 1992.
 

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I recommend 235/60/15. You can get the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's in this size. They're an excellent tire.

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The difference in handling and grip between even the 215/70 version of the Indy 500s and the cheap (read, mismatched budget) tires that used to be on the car was pretty astounding. Imagine taking a normal 90 degree stoplight intersection turn at 20 MPH; the old tires would squeal like nobody's business. Indy 500s? Take it at 25, not a chirp. They're priced well too.
 

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The difference in handling and grip between even the 215/70 version of the Indy 500s and the cheap (read, mismatched budget) tires that used to be on the car was pretty astounding. Imagine taking a normal 90 degree stoplight intersection turn at 20 MPH; the old tires would squeal like nobody's business. Indy 500s? Take it at 25, not a chirp. They're priced well too.
+1 I'm having these in 235/70/15 mounted on my car as I am typing this. At $395 mounted balanced + taxes, I can't complain. I am having the shop save my front BFG g-Force sports for when I go to the track since they still have about 3- 4/32" left on them.
 
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