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C-ARchitect
05-25-2016, 03:43 PM
Hi everyone - I'm not due for tires until another few thousand miles but I was doing some shopping on tire rack today and noticed that there was a huge selection of 195/50R16 tires compared to the stock 195/45R16 tires. Question is can I run the slightly bigger size on the stock wheels/suspension without any issues?

Tiny Turbo
05-25-2016, 03:53 PM
There shouldn't be an issue.
Your tires would be 0.2-inches taller than the stock 205/40R17s that come with the factory 17s.

Here is a good website that you can use to compare. https://tiresize.com/comparison/

thereisnospork
05-25-2016, 06:42 PM
You can also step out wider to a 205/45 R16 without issue. At present I am running Potenza RE-11s in that size with stock suspension and haven't had any problems.

C-ARchitect
05-31-2016, 11:53 PM
Thanks a lot guys!

xbondpx
02-03-2019, 09:35 AM
What tire size did you end up getting?
I'm thinking of doing the same thing.

As well as increasing the side wall size, is it possible to step it out at the same time. 205/50r16

mattsnapz
02-03-2019, 11:40 AM
nearly a 3 yr old thread but you may get luckybigclap

C-ARchitect
02-21-2019, 10:41 PM
What tire size did you end up getting?
I'm thinking of doing the same thing.

As well as increasing the side wall size, is it possible to step it out at the same time. 205/50r16

Hey, I ended up going with 205/45r16 Continental all seasons. Haven't had any rubbing issues at all even after lowering on Bilstein coilovers with 12mm spacers.


nearly a 3 yr old thread but you may get luckybigclap

He got lucky!

500th
02-22-2019, 11:41 PM
Post pictures!


Hey, I ended up going with 205/45r16 Continental all seasons. Haven't had any rubbing issues at all even after lowering on Bilstein coilovers with 12mm spacers.



He got lucky!

C-ARchitect
02-24-2019, 11:51 PM
Post pictures!
Here you go!

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xbondpx
03-03-2019, 09:11 AM
Here you go!

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What are your thoughts of increasing the sidewall length as well? 205/50r16? Stock / OEM setup (not lowered)

And thanks for replying and posting a pic!!

Daniel_K
03-03-2019, 01:07 PM
I run 195/50r16 in winter. Lowered on eibach pro springs so not a super heavy drop, also have 10mm spacers, on stock 16 wheels.

There is rubbing on the inside tire if I go full lock on the front, like in a parking lot
There is also rub in the rear fender, but only under really heavy dips in the road if I'm not paying attention to slow down.

This is on snow tires, but most 205/50 16 should fit right up no problem on stock suspension, perhaps a bit of front rub at full lock.