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Old 19 Aug 2013, 04:22 pm
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Ive bought 16 rims to replace the 17s on my 03 gt, have been told i can get 205\55 16 on them without rubbing the strut any idea if i can use a 205\60 16?
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 04:45 pm
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I have them on a 06 on 16s and they are fine
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 05:06 pm
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The specs for a 205/55-16 are right at the stock circumference size, maybe a whisker smaller. The 205/60-16 is about a 1/4" more radius which puts you very close to rubbing on the strut spring perch in front. Slip your finger between to top inside of your tire and the spring perch and you will see what I mean. Tire sizes from the various tire manufacturers can vary quite a bit depending on if they round up or round down. So depending on the brand, a "big" 205/60-16 may rub while a "small" 205/60-16 wouldn't. You actually need to mount one of the ones you have in mind and try it to see. It's that close.

The back axle has more room for upsizing so no problem there.
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