Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: FISHERS, IN, USA
The 1999 Tire and Rim Association Guide states for a P235/60R14 tire, the following rim widths are recommended:
14 X 6.5 through 14 X 8.5
The following rims widths are permitted, but not recommended:
14 X 6 and 14 X 9
Both will physically fit, but here is why they are not recommended (keep this in mind if you ever have to get your tire warrantied):
The 14 X 6 will literally pinch the tires' beads closer together on the rim and give you less tread-less contact patch( with more of a tread arc).
The 14 X 9 will do the opposite, it will stretch the tire out and incoporate part of the upper sidewall as tread.