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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:16 pm 
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Hey just wondering which tyres will be better on 16 inch rims?

225/50 or 215/60

The 225s are Kumho's and the 215s are Kenda's

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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:33 pm 
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i think that the 225 would be cause there wider and wider tire are meant to give more grip

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:22 pm 
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get what is meant to go on them, too wide and it will handle really s**t. it depends on how wide the rim is as stock 15's from falcons take 205. so i think you'd be safe with the 215's cos 225's will be s**t, hell there not that much smaller than the ones on my 17's.....
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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:40 pm 
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The rim size is 16x7 so i'm guessing a 225 will fit on a 7 inch wide rim won't it?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:14 pm 
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i have no doubt it will fit but its going to handle like a boat..... 215's will be fine for it i believe
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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:45 am 
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ive got 225's on the stock 15" rim & it handles fine. beta than the old 215's

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:14 am 
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I reckon either of those tyre widths will be OK
on a 7" wide rim. Although a 6.5" rim would only
take the 215 comfortably.
You do need to check the rolling radius from
the standard original tyres and see how they match up.

Plenty of good info about tyres at this link
http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

Last edited by EB92 on Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:25 am 
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i'd go 225

Kumho's are a great tyre for the price to

 

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