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EK Tires Q

Old 23-Apr-2007, 08:08 AM
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EK Tires Q

Hey guys, I have a couple of quick questions.

I have a set of 15's. Im still contemplating on whether to get 195s or 205's. I like the 205's, but will there be any clearance issues in the front when installed on a lowered EK (about 2" lowered)

Im also looking at whether to get a 45 or a 50. The 45s definitely look nicer but will it feel like an earthquake when hitting pot holes and will my rims dent?

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Old 23-Apr-2007, 08:25 AM
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you cant go too low when it comes to the profile height of your tires because your speedometer will no longer be accurate. i think a 50 is the right size when running 205s on 15s...

i had 205s on roughly a 2" drop and they were fine, but when making a fully cut turn and holding it there it did rub on the inside of the front wheel wells.

they sure stuck like hell to the road though.
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Old 23-Apr-2007, 09:56 PM
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195 to 205 isn't going to make that much of a difference. The only time where you would really notice that much is if it was raced all the time... instead of buying a wider tire I would just buy a better tire! I wouldn't go to 45 because like he said it would throw of your speedo and you notice more bumps. I bought 195/50/15 and I just bought a better tire... I love em. and the handle better than my old 205's.
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I had a 205\45\16 on eibach sport lines which give a 2" drop and I have plenty of room on my eg hatch...I even had 17" on at a time too!
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205 won't rub unless your absolutely slammed like Mike. I have 205's on my car and they don't rub. Lots of people run 205 without issues.
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whether it rubs or not would depend on your rim offset with a 2" drop.

As described above, quality of the tire not width gives most traction. For example Falken Azenis RT-615 is 195 would absolutely murder Yokohama ES100's in 205 width.
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