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I've got a 2003 ZX5 with stock rims and stock 205/50/16 rubbers. Is there any possibility of using a different sized rubber (even a 55) on this rims without issues? The cost of that sized tire is quite a bit more than the more 'traditional' sizes.

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Any issues with handling or tire wear using a different aspect ratio (a 55 or a 60)? I do mostly city driving to and from work with some highway traveling. No agressive driving at all; I pretty much drive like a granny.
 

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205/55/16 is about the max that you should run on the Focus, any taller and I doubt that the fitment would be very good. Remember, if you get bigger tires your Focus will look like a 4x4.
 

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The 205/55/16 I wouldn't mind purchasing. For whatever reason, the 205/50/16 are "special order" at most of the places I've called in the area and quite a bit more $$.
 

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Try wal-mart, if you have one around your area. ^^ Not all bigger sizes are less $$$ I work at a wal-mart TLE and there are many viva touring that are 205/55/16 and almost 100 each. I got 205/50/16 general exclaim uhp for 85 each. Just try around and see what you can find!
 

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You can always order tires from TireRack or DiscountTireDirect as well, that way you get the good price and they are shipped directly to you.

TireRack has tires in 205/50/16 starting at $59.00, and 205/55/16 starting at $64.00.
DiscountTire has 205/50/16s starting at $61.00, and 205/55/16 starting at $66.00.
 

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I had thought about tirerack but I'm in Canada so by the time I pay customs and duty it doesn't work out to be such a great deal.

So the consensus seems to be I could put some 205/55/16 on without any issues?
 
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