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Wiplash2000V6 01-16-2013 06:33 PM

I want more sidewall.
 
05 st stock wheels want more of a sidewall..205/50/16 is what i have now what other size can i use without any problems?

dodgeguy 01-16-2013 06:40 PM

I used 205/55/16. they are taller, but no longer a low profile tire and tend to bulge out. I will see if I can get a pic tomorrow.

Wiplash2000V6 01-17-2013 04:09 PM

perfect thanks.

Julian@TireRack.com 01-18-2013 12:43 PM

Numbers wise the 205/55R16 is about .8" taller. Now while we don't show it as a proper fit, there is plenty of room in there as long as you don't go to wide. Obviously if Dodgeguy has done it, it would work, but be ready to have your spedo be off just a little.

sailor 01-18-2013 08:58 PM

Think about a swap of wheels to get yourself some 15's if you really want more sidewall....

Lots of folks looking for 16s for their winter tires if they have 17s for summer...

That way you could get some decent stock aluminum wheels if that's the way you want to go.

thenorm 01-18-2013 10:21 PM

205/55 works just fine. I use it as snow tires no probes

dodgeguy 01-19-2013 08:36 AM

Sorry this took so long... the pic of my car is with 195/65/15 winter tires. No problems.
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/a...0174510906.jpg

Then the other pics are of a side by side comparison of the 205/50 on the left and the 205/55 on the right.
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/a...psaa70f1ba.jpg
http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps905555b5.jpg

Wiplash2000V6 01-20-2013 09:01 AM

Thanks so much. thats what i was looking for.

TheGlassMaker 01-20-2013 09:15 AM

I've never seen any that don't drive a 4x4 looking for more side wall.

dodgeguy 01-20-2013 09:17 AM

No problem. Tire calculators say that the speedo will be off about 2mph, but I am not so sure. I know it it different, but when using any app on my phone or other gps, it shows I am going the correct speed now, with the taller tires....


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