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#1 sydney mike

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:11 PM

Calling all tyre technicians...........

would it be unsafe to fit a 195/55 on a 16x8"  and 205/55 on 16x8.5"rim?

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:58 PM

I don't get it..

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

I don't get it..


The rims are wider than  the tyres..... 8 inches = 203mm, 8.5 inches = 216mm.

Calling all tyre technicians...........

would it be unsafe to fit a 195/55 on a 16x8"  and 205/55 on 16x8.5"rim?


I think you'd get away with it, but it's not ideal - why do you want skinny tyres on such wide rims?  For clearance I suppose.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

Here is a 195/45/16 on an 8" rim

http://www.tyrestret...m/8_195_45_R16/

And a 205/45/17 on an 8.5" rim

http://www.tyrestret...8.5_205_45_R17/

Not quite the same side wall height you will have, but as close as I could find.

IMO, I think tyre stretch just looks silly and depending on how modified you car is will detract from it over-all, negating the expense you put into nice looking wide rims. If you can't fit the 'correct' tyre size without rolling the guards I'd be surprised. As for dangerous, probably not, it's not that much stretch.

Something like this would be dangerous:

http://www.tyrestret...95&cw=&ch=&q=85

That is a 175 on a 10" by the way....

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:25 PM

i'm not into the stretch-look, it's just that I have a mate with some near new(barely once around the block) Continental 195/55 and 205/55/16's that he doesn't need. I might just grab the 205/55 for the front rims which are 16x8.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:42 PM

205 will be fine, little small but not noticeably. Continentals are great tyres I hear, I would jump too!

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

They end up looking like dune buggy tyres....Cool, but doesn't look safe.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:32 AM

Consider also the rolling radius; unless you are not fussed about speedo error correction..

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:34 PM

Consider also the rolling radius; unless you are not fussed about speedo error correction..

After I fit the new wheels I guess I'll check the speedo against a GPS and note any difference. It's widely accepted that GPS is more accurate than a car speedo.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

those tyres sizes are fine to run in regards to stretching.

my hayashi streets have 195/55/15s on a 9.5"

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:11 PM

those tyres sizes are fine to run in regards to stretching.

my hayashi streets have 195/55/15s on a 9.5"


cool, send us a pic!

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:52 PM

not the greatest fotos to see the stretch but sort of gives you an idea

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:57 PM

i know you from aus zocku haha

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:10 PM

haha yep! u cant stay anonoymous when ur hayashis look like that

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

That photo ofg the tyre on the over sized rim looks shite house. Why the hell would you do that?

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

if youre talking about the 175 on the 10" then > to assist in fitment of the wheels.

if youre talking about mine then i bought them like that.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:12 PM

I would be worried the tyre would come off the bead  :o

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:22 PM

I was referring to Whitie's post and pic.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:06 PM

I fit them all the time, usally for the drift guys and jap import guys, 205 on a 10 we have done and 175 on 8.5, it is usally for clearance but its also a "look" hang the rims out wide past the guard and then stretch the tyre to clear, fattens up the back end, me personally i run 225 40 17 on a  7.5in rim fits good. it works for some not for others. it could be related to pants as well, i usally find that if you can pull your pants up so your undies and your arse crack are not expossed you will fit the correct size tyre, and if you wear  your pants so it cradles the bottom of your butt and have not been told that a  belt is desinged to hold your pants up and not to cut off the circulation to your feet as you tighten it around your thighs. you will go with the stretch ;D

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:31 PM

it could be related to pants as well, i usally find that if you can pull your pants up so your undies and your arse crack are not expossed you will fit the correct size tyre, and if you wear  your pants so it cradles the bottom of your butt and have not been told that a  belt is desinged to hold your pants up and not to cut off the circulation to your feet as you tighten it around your thighs. you will go with the stretch ;D

  ;D That's GOLD!

Aidannn have you got a pic with the  hayashis fitted on your Zed? Are you running flares?




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