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Old 08-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Are there any other tire sizes I can use?

My car calls for 205/50/16 and I'd like to get some used but they're kinda hard to find. If I wanted to put some 205/55/16 on there, would they cause any problems?


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First things first, why not spend the little extra for new tires? The safety of your car literally rides on the quality of your tires.

As for your other question, it depends. For the most part, no. I had 205/55/R16 tires on my car when I first got it; that's the size for SVT winter wheels. I had two minor-ish problems. When I finally lowered my car (only 1.5") I got a lot of rubbing in the front and actually wore holes through both of my fender liners. Problem number 2: having a larger overall diameter makes your speedometer read slow, and I got pulled over for going 84 when I thought I wasn't even over 80.
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