So I want to know what the widest tire your running on your skinies up front?????????
It's not a matter of preference but a matter of proper fit and safety.So 165 was the widest you could go? Or just your preference?
Ok so 195 or 205's are too wide for 3.5 rim on a 3rd gen Nova.It's not a matter of preference but a matter of proper fit and safety.
If you notice, the tire has a slight crown. This will give it the proper contact patch.
If you go narrower, the wheel protrudes, the sidewall has to stretch, the bead area is compromised and the tire's rolling on it's outer edges.
If you go wider, the sidewall is pulled inward, the bead isn't seating as it should and the tire's rolling on a small contact patch in the very middle.
Now you could compensate and correct the contact patch by adjusting air pressure but that becomes a bigger safely issue than the one you're trying to correct.
Just put the proper size & width tire on the proper wheel for the car.
A 195 tire has between 7-1/2" to 7-3/4" of tread width and should be on a 5" to 6-1/2" wide wheel.Ok so 195 or 205's are too wide for 3.5 rim on a 3rd gen Nova.