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Old 09-12-2012, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Low profile tire size

are 205/50 tires low profile?
i had 205/40 and i know for sure they are low profile.

i changed my tires cause one of them had a tear on the side wall.
would i have been able jsut to patch that up?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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205/50 is not low profile. And no sidewalls cant be patched
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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205/50's are fat. lol i have them on my car now and they scrape to much when i hit bumps. they are somewhat low, but 195/50's are lower in my opinion. 195/45's even lower.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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your only changing the width of the tire with a 195,the second number in anytire is the side wall and the 3rd number is the rim size... so it goes liek this

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205/50/16

you need 205/40/16 or even probley a 195/40/16

it will give you a little stretch and the side wall will be smaller,have you rolled your fenders i cant get a 17 inch wheel under my arches unless they where rolled..

i had 205/40/17s and they tucked the front and the rear they were 8inch width

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205/50/15 are pretty beefy tires
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gen 7 195 50 15s

got on 195 50 15s dont look bad gives better ride than low pros can almost pass for low pros as well
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i still think 195/50/15 are the best all around. decent ride, good performance. great track bitch tires....
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205/50 what??? 15,16,17?????

205/50-15 will be ok, 205/50-16 or higher would be too tall...
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Ya its 16 rims

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i still think 195/50/15 are the best all around. decent ride, good performance. great track bitch tires....

with a 50 size tire the frist turn in you get your going to have tire skirm,and thus making your tires bark (berrrerr ) like your swaying all that weight into one end of the car.

i beg to differ just like apples to orange's

i like 40 or 45 size tires nothing bigger unless its a snow tire
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with a 50 size tire the frist turn in you get your going to have tire skirm,and thus making your tires bark (berrrerr ) like your swaying all that weight into one end of the car.

i beg to differ just like apples to orange's

i like 40 or 45 size tires nothing bigger unless its a snow tire
and that's exactly how you drift a FWD car..... with enough power to pull the front through the corner, it can be done. using the ebrake can enhance the slide. not all tires will do it, some will do it more than others, but yes there is some tire bark entering corners....
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with a 50 size tire the frist turn in you get your going to have tire skirm,and thus making your tires bark (berrrerr ) like your swaying all that weight into one end of the car.

i beg to differ just like apples to orange's

i like 40 or 45 size tires nothing bigger unless its a snow tire
Remember that the sidewall number on a tyre isn't an absolute measurement, it is a percentage.....so a 185/50 tyre has almost exactly the same sidewall height as a 205/45, regardless of wheel diameter.
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