quote:Originally posted by www.longstone.com:
285/50 is just OK on a 8" rim, but not really that good. a 285mm tyre is really over 11 inches wide.
Is there a good tyre available in the size 285/50R15?
With Pirelli making some of the P7’s again, I dug out an old P7 brochure from the early 1990’s. The recommended rim widths for a 285/50/15 were 8” to 10”s. The overall diameter is 26.22” and the cross section is 11.30”. The fact that the tires do fit on the 8” rims makes a great case that it would benefit significantly more than 100 cars. These would benefit any Pantera owner that still has 15” diameter wheels(8’s or 10’s) on a narrow body car.
It also has the 275/55/15” listed. Recommended rim widths are 7” to 9”. Overall diameter is 27.00”. Cross section is 10.51”. Although it is not recommended for a 10” wide rim, I believe that a friend of mine has this size on his car and they look decent.
I don’t believe there is a 285/50/15 from any tire company, if there was, I would still have my 15’s on my car.