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Posted 01 January 2006 - 11:52 PM
Posted 01 January 2006 - 11:59 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 01:35 AM
tires on an awd/4wd vehicle should all be within 4/32nds of one another.
they should all be the same tire because different tread patterns have differing resistance
and don't downsize your tires, only upsize.
my 96 legacy is supposed to have 195/60R15 on it. it has 205/75R15. that's a 4 size increase.
Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:13 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:53 PM
I can't seem to find another 16" tire size that fits that radius. 195/60/16 should, but when I search on that size (taller and a little narrower), I can't find a mfgr of that size.
There are choices in the 15" range, but that would mean replacing the rims also. And some 15" rims may not fit over the brakes.
Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:17 AM
Posted 06 January 2006 - 02:25 PM
205/55/16 have the same diameter as 225/50/16.
wouldn't it be 215/50R16?....a size that doesn't exist....
Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:15 PM
Are you trying to rehash the debate on what is acceptable in terms of tire tread difference? As I'm sure you've read in the old posts, opinions vary on what is acceptable. Although if you listen to the logic of why replacing only 1 tire is bad, then the natural progression would be that replacing 2 tires (on the same axle) is twice as bad.
Some people say that you need to replace all four tires on an all wheel drive vehicle, and others say that you only need to replace two.
I always thought that 205/55/16 were fairly common sized tires- especially for sedans and these are about as narrow as 16" tires get. If you change tire sizes- to 225/50/16 as someone mentions, then you'll probably be paying more for your tires. I suppose you could change wheels and go with a 195/65/15- those tend to run a little cheaper.
Second, Subaru only recommends the tire size of p205 55R16 (H rated) is there another more common size that I could sub in the future? Any advice? Thanks
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