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#1 LewisCosgrove

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Can you put a 195/55/16 tire on 16" rim on say a zetec. Will it rub? 



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

Best to stick to the standard 195/45/16.



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:37 PM

nope.... even tho why would you wana



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

Just because the wheels look too small. 



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

Just because the wheels look too small. 

 

Put 17" wheels on then ;)



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

or just drop it 35/40mm



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:15 PM

So are you saying it wont rub or it wont fit?

 

Can anyone tell me for sure?

 

It looks like it would be OK but I am not sure if it was fully loaded.

 

 

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure 55 profile and 16inch alloy would throw out your speedo too much. It is recommended you never go over 4%difference from memory

I went from 195/50/15 to 195/45/16 which was a 2% difference and if I then swapped the 195/45/16 to a 195/50/16 it would be an additional 4% which will end up with a 6% difference and speeding ticket

Plus isn't 185 narrow for a fiesta?


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

You won't be making the wheels look bigger. Just putting a narrower tyre on with a higher profile. I'd think it wouldn't even feel right with those on to be honest.

Your best bet is to keep an eye on eBay and buy street pack 17" alloys with tyres. Cost wise there won't be much in it either. Looks wise it's much better also and the ride on the 17s aren't very harsh.

Or even go aftermarket 17" package with tyres.

Just my 2p mate.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

Edit : 195 width



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