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Old 10-06-2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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Question Why use 16 x 7?

I could do a search, but I would like to get some input from mostly SVT Owners. Is it for a more comfortable ride? Better Performance? I am not too sure.

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I would guess the ride would be improved cause you could run tires with a taller sidewall and if you can find a good tire I dont see why they wouldnt perform good either.
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Better ride and in cold climates you can run a better snow tire.
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^^^Yep...16X7's for winter wheels on my car.
I use 205/55/16, and yes the ride is smoother, but that's just an added bonus.
A taller/skinnier tire works better in the snow and ice.
No way to do that with the 17's.
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In a 16x7 for auto-x atleast the perfomance tires such as Azenis are cheaper in 16 than 17 and also many 16's can be had alot cheaper than 17's making them more cost efficient while laying down the same contact patch. Also they of course have improved ride with the correct profile of tire.
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