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Night_Wolf
11-11-2010, 06:39 PM
Ok so I currently have 195 60-r14 on my ST w/ a 2" drop, the treads are toast for the most part so I'm going to buy some news ones. My buddy is saying go with a 215 50 r14 or a 205 55 r14 anyone have any input?

Ghost
11-11-2010, 06:49 PM
what size are your rims ? 14x6.5 ? if yes 205/55/14 would be the better choice. They would fit better. if you rims are wider then 215/50/14. If you go with wider tires than the rims, then your tires will wear out on even.

Luni
11-11-2010, 07:34 PM
195 to a 215 is a pretty substantial increase in width but it will decrease your sidewall. Im pretty sure you could go with a 205 but I dont know if Id go to a 215.

A 195/60 has 117mm of sidewall. 205/55 has 112.75mm of sidewall. A 215/50 only has 107.5mm of sidewall.

What this means to you is the fatter tire will actually cause you to lose overall tire diameter and it will affect your speedometer reading (since theres less overall tire diameter, your speedo will read fast).

Night_Wolf
11-11-2010, 08:40 PM
what size are your rims ? 14x6.5 ? if yes 205/55/14 would be the better choice. They would fit better. if you rims are wider then 215/50/14. If you go with wider tires than the rims, then your tires will wear out on even.

Yea im not sure what the dimensions of the current rims I have are, they came with the car. I think ill be going with 205 55 14 then. Thanks for your helps :) I appreciate it!