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

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension (All Gens)' started by Declectic, Sep 12, 2006.



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  1. Declectic

    Declectic SeanJohn1802 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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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    thanks guys!
     
  2. Mr. Lin

    Mr. Lin Admiral Ackbar Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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.
     
  3. stince

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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.
     
  4. ImportFan1

    ImportFan1 Super Moderator Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    agreed as well, esp. since you are traveling 75 miles a day.
     
  5. MasterShake

    MasterShake New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    stay with the 55's
     
  6. Declectic

    Declectic SeanJohn1802 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    thanks for all the responses guys! :thumbup:
     
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    watisjdm Clit Commander Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    55's
     
  8. Jezek

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  9. j_fukin_t

    j_fukin_t New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    get some 20"s ;) :rolf: 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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