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Old 22 May 2014, 04:46 pm
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Thumbs up UPSIZING from 16" STOCK ALLOY wheels

Got my new 17" rims next is to buy te htires

I have read some missives and upsizing and am not 100% sure

If the STOCK tire/rim was P205-55R16 what would an upsized 17" need to be to "increase tire width by 10mm an d decrease sidewall heigh the by 5 - 10% for each 1 " in diameter

P255-40R17? or ?????

ANY and all comments welcome

I bought 7" wide rims designed for the PT and have the center rings for the sight difference in bore dia (?)

I am NOT looking for LOW RIDERS or pavement wrinklers...want sometime in a size that is readily available; a 'summer tire' and NOT pay a kings ransom...I am still undecided on which BRAND to buy.

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Old 22 May 2014, 06:09 pm
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Default Re: UPSIZING from 16" STOCK ALLOY wheels

I went from the stock limited edition 16 inch wheels to the GT 17 inch using 205x50xR17 tires and the speedometer is almost perfect. For tires, I choose the NEXEN CP641.

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Old 23 May 2014, 09:26 am
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Default Re: UPSIZING from 16" STOCK ALLOY wheels

There are lots of these on the web. Enter both tire sizes and it tells you what the differences are: diameter, circumference, etc. It even tells you what the speedometer difference will be.

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