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Old 02-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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215/40/16 and bulge questions

does anyone on here run a 215/40/16?

i think thats the size i want because i want a slightly bigger tread pack and a smaller sidewall.

but my question is will i have massive bulge. i dont want to buy them if im going to. i would like the profile to be a big smaller because i was having a tab bit of rubbing issues with 205/50/16s so i wanna get rid of that.

if anyone has pics of that size tire please let me know cuz id love to see them on a car. thanks!

also does anyone know where i can pick up some black lugnuts for the focus?


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You should be fine. I belive you can run a 215 on 6-7.5" wheel while staying in guidelines.

I've always liked the pinched look. A lot better than that gay ass schintzle mobile stretch look
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ya i think ill be fine.

its a 16x7 wheel...
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Quite a difference in overall diameter (between stock and proposed tire size). Well over and inch in diameter (1.3" to be exact).
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Quite a difference in overall diameter (between stock and proposed tire size). Well over and inch in diameter (1.3" to be exact).
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It will be very tight because of something called "angle of deflection".

Not so much an issue of will it fit, but rather will it stay on the rim if you hit a pothole, debris or a curb.

It is much more likely to break the bead and know the tire completely off the rim.
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so are you saying i shouldnt do it?

maybe just get 205.50.16?
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They will likely rub to Geezer's point above.

The reason being is that you increased the width of the tire while dropping the aspect ratio (sidewall height). However, you actually increased the overall diameter.

You could try (if you can find one) a 215/40...
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My earlier point was actually about the rim width...
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also does anyone know where i can pick up some black lugnuts for the focus?
summitracing.com is where i got mine. I think they were 25 bucks or so (Gorilla brand) and have held up very well for two years so far.
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a 215 45 16 would probally look and feel better.
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