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Old 03-18-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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tire weight difference?

is the tire weight difference between a 205 width and 215 width tire (all else remaining equal) that much or very little?

i asked for 215/60/16 or 215/50/16 and the guy said that tire is too tall for the focus (00-04) and it will throw off my abs, traction, and speedo.


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^^^ Who are you taking it to get your tires done?

Most of the tire weights are found at the tirerack website, just for reference purposes.
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yes those 2 sizes are both too tall, the proper upsize from stock would be 215/45/16.

and its not the weight that will throw off the speedo, abs and tc. its the larger rolling diameter of the tire that screws things up.
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oh crap......falken's don't have 215/45/16s except in the RTs but i dont want those tires cuz they are summer. Can u recommend a good tire for 215/45/16s?

If not, i'm stuck with the falken ze912 205/50/16s
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thats a good tire, are you using stock rims? if so you would be much better off with a 205 because a 215 is a bit too wide for the stock rim but will work
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yeah good reviews on that tire. I'm going to use (or planning to use) rota slipstream 16x7 wheels. Is too 215 a bit too wide still?
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ya, ur weight won't make a difference, i wouold just stick w/ the 205/50/16's. there are more tires available for that size. the 10 mm size difference won't make a huge difference.
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