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Which size tire?? 205/55/16 or 205/50/16 ?????

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Old 09-12-2006, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hello all, the time will be coming soon that I will be needing new tires again. Not gonna get anything fancy because I commute 75 miles (total) each day. Currently still on the tires that came with my 2006 Civic EX (23,000, probably got another 8k miles left).

Stock OEM tires are 205/55/16. I've lowered my car on Tein s-techs (not dumped but rids of wheel gap - exact drop is suppose to be 1.4"F/1.3"R)

So i'm looking for experienced opions or advice

A - stick with 205/55/16
B - go with 205/50/16
C - if you recommend something different, throw it out there
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So becuase I'm lowered, the tires look even bigger than before I lowered them, here is a few pics of before/afer





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if the drop was lower, i'd encourage you to go with either the 205/50/16 or a 205/45/16. however, since it's only a 1.5" go with the 205/55/16.

thicker, softer sidewalls generally equate to more comfortable ride.
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i agree with Lin. Since it isn't sucha large drop, and your still riding on your stock rims, keep the 55 series tire.
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if the drop was lower, i'd encourage you to go with either the 205/50/16 or a 205/45/16. however, since it's only a 1.5" go with the 205/55/16.

thicker, softer sidewalls generally equate to more comfortable ride.
agreed as well, esp. since you are traveling 75 miles a day.
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if the drop was lower, i'd encourage you to go with either the 205/50/16 or a 205/45/16. however, since it's only a 1.5" go with the 205/55/16.

thicker, softer sidewalls generally equate to more comfortable ride.
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get some 20"s naw all depends if you go to that low of profile its not gonna make your drop look as low, as far as a decent tire that lasts go w/ the kuhmo 711's i've had em for 2 summers and just now need to rotate em
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