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yes, i've searched.
yes i've done all the online calculators.
just wondering opinions on tires size for a 16x7 rim. i dont want to run a 205/55/16, as i dont want any stretch and prefer some meat; i also like wider tires. currently running 205/55/16 on 16" steelies.
for my new wheels, i'm thinking 215/55/16, even though it may be a bit off.. but better than a 215/50/16.
thoughts?
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Modified by mkId at 9:32 PM 3-20-2009
 

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225/50/16

yeah, thats what i figured out online too.
i just found a reallyreally good deal on 215/55/16s and was wondering opinions on it.. i know it will be off, but not by too much: 60.7mph VS 60mph, and i rarely do over 70/75mph so even exponentially it wont be that much of an effect


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Re: tire size question, 16x7 (mkId)

I think you'll be fine with 215/55-16 - a little more sidewall but I doubt that they will rub. I was thinking about going with that size but they're harder to find that the more common 205/55 and 225/50 .
 

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Re: tire size question, 16x7 (dennisgli)

There's not much more to say. 225/50 is the correct size, 215/55 won't be as wide and will be a bit taller. I've always run 225/50's on my 16x7's.
 
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