Best tires for a 205-50-15 spec

deevibez17

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i currently have 195-55-15. Is it possible to get 205-50-15 tires for a 15" rims? if so whats the best tire for this size, preferably performance all seasons.


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MILD99CIVIC

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i currently have 195-55-15. Is it possible to get 205-50-15 tires for a 15" rims? if so whats the best tire for this size, preferably performance all seasons.


Feel free to add any inputs or concerns.
Yes it's possible. We need to know wheel width.
 


deevibez17

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im not sure but its the stock integra wheels. Heres a pic if any1 knows the exact rim measurements

 

2slo4u

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yes it'll work perfectly fine
 


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yokohama S drives
Dunlop DIrezza Z1 Star specs

neither are considered all season tires, but they grip well throughout the seasons and tread life is pretty good as well
 

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I had some Kumho ASX's and they were terrible. I had problems with uneven wear when I ran them. My next set were 195/55 Goodyears and had much better luck. It's hard to imagine the size made that much of a difference but that was my experience. Go on to Tire Rack and read some reviews.
 

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S. Drives are great summer tires. I wouldn't recommend driving them in the winter at all. They handle well in the rain though. I've personally ran them and I drive like a douche bag and I'm pleased with them. I would like to upgrade to something stickier though.

Which brings Khumo XS or Star Specs. Both are great tires and are supposed to be stickier than the S. Drivers with a slightly shorter life span. But remember a tires life is measured by the amount and type of driving you do. So a stickier tire could outlast a less stickier tire. I'm not sure if any of these tires are offered in 205/50 but start by shopping at www.tirerack.com. They have REALLY good prices and a wide variety of tires.
 

deevibez17

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thanks guys will check those out and i live in florida so i dont have to worry about the winter weather like that
 

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Even though you don't see snow, I still don't recommend driving summer tires in temperatures below 40-50º. It can become unsafe. Summer tires aren't meant to perform in cold climate.
 

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When I had 15's and was running a 195 I used Yokohama S.Drive. It wasnt a bad tire and I drove it in hot to snow with no problems. But they are by no means a snow tire...lol. Being that you are in FL you really dont have to worry much about that. But IMO I would go with Nitto NeoGen's. I would have bought them if they were offered in 195 for 15's but they were not and I did not want to run 205's. NeoGen's are the only tire I run if they make it in the size I need for daily use. But that is just my opinion. I have been running them since they came out in like 2004 on my Si's...
 

deevibez17

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When I had 15's and was running a 195 I used Yokohama S.Drive. It wasnt a bad tire and I drove it in hot to snow with no problems. But they are by no means a snow tire...lol. Being that you are in FL you really dont have to worry much about that. But IMO I would go with Nitto NeoGen's. I would have bought them if they were offered in 195 for 15's but they were not and I did not want to run 205's. NeoGen's are the only tire I run if they make it in the size I need for daily use. But that is just my opinion. I have been running them since they came out in like 2004 on my Si's...
whats wrong with 205's?
 

mportedcivicsi

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Nothing is wrong with 205's but it wasnt what I was looking for at the time. =)
 




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