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Old 01-04-2011, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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225/50/16 on 6.5" rims GOT PICTURES?

Here's the deal. I have a 2009 Corolla S with the stock 16" wheels. I really like them. These are 6.5" wide. Stock tire is 205/55/16. I am looking to put 225/50/16 tires on it. My brother works at a wheel shop and I get 50% off. Woo hoo!

Right now I have stock shocks and springs. After tax time I am going to lower it with the TRD springs and bilstein shocks. Do you have suggestions? Has anybody done this? Do you have pictures?
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Best to use a tire size calculator if you don't know how

Heres a link: http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp

I see your going to go with TRD Springs, they give a mild drop if thats what you want. IMO TRD drop is suppose to look like how the Corollas should of have came like factory.

I recently installed Tein H-Tech Springs (9thGen Corolla Springs) and I sure do love the drop, great as a DD as well.







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Thanks for the tire calculator. I think I am just going to stick with a high performance tire in the size that the rim was supposed have. That size tire really needs a wider rim. You can do that with a truck tire that has some size but with a car tire I'll just end up with tires that are not worn properly since they are not touching the ground even. Nice ride!
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Thanks for the tire calculator. I think I am just going to stick with a high performance tire in the size that the rim was supposed have. That size tire really needs a wider rim. You can do that with a truck tire that has some size but with a car tire I'll just end up with tires that are not worn properly since they are not touching the ground even. Nice ride!
That is the least of your worries.

With that kind of upsizing there is a risk of the tire unseating itself or excess heat buildup in the sidewalls at highway speeds will even have a possibility of a tire blowout.
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225/50R16 would work fine on the stock wheels, and is within tire manufacturers recommendations for wheel width (6.5").

I would have no problem running that size.

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That is the least of your worries.

With that kind of upsizing there is a risk of the tire unseating itself or excess heat buildup in the sidewalls at highway speeds will even have a possibility of a tire blowout.
In truth the tire would fit and work on it and probably not have any serious issues as we can do a lot of mechanically unsound things with tires. But, I agree I think safety wise the tire would be at much more risk of unseating itself as it bulges too far away from the rim. Heat probably not so much as the way I drive my car I usually baby it. The tire would for sure wear out improperly because it isn't making proper contact with the road again this is caused by the same problem that puts it at risk of unseating. Thanks have a great day!
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While putting a tire too wide on can definitely cause issues, a 225/50R16 on a 6.5" wheel is recommended. You won't have odd wear or unseating. It's a good fit.

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While putting a tire too wide on can definitely cause issues, a 225/50R16 on a 6.5" wheel is recommended. You won't have odd wear or unseating. It's a good fit.

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It's funny how people don't seem to understand this fact.
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While putting a tire too wide on can definitely cause issues, a 225/50R16 on a 6.5" wheel is recommended. You won't have odd wear or unseating. It's a good fit.

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It's funny how people don't seem to understand this fact.
It seems as though there are two prevailing schools of thought on the issue here.

The final answer seems to be that it depends on which tire you're choosing. While most tires in a 225/50/16 sizing call for a 6-8" wide wheel, there are others that call for a 7-9" wheel, which in that case a 6.5" wheel would not fit.

If it did call for a 6-8" it would be fine to run a 6.5" wheel. But handling ability is to be debated. I personally would go for a wheel that is toward the 8" side of the spectrum in order to prevent excessive sidewall flex. But that's just me.
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The tires I chose are "wider" compared to other tires of the same size if you know what I mean. I think if I had chosen a "skinnier" tire it would have looked ok. In the end I chose to go with a stock tire and I'm actually pretty happy b/c they are very grippy. Right now I am spending money on chassis stiffening and a set of TRD springs and Bilstein shocks. I am going to save up for a set of TRD rims and put them on when this set of tires wear out. Thanks to everyone for their input it's appreciated.
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It seems as though there are two prevailing schools of thought on the issue here.

The final answer seems to be that it depends on which tire you're choosing. While most tires in a 225/50/16 sizing call for a 6-8" wide wheel, there are others that call for a 7-9" wheel, which in that case a 6.5" wheel would not fit.

If it did call for a 6-8" it would be fine to run a 6.5" wheel. But handling ability is to be debated. I personally would go for a wheel that is toward the 8" side of the spectrum in order to prevent excessive sidewall flex. But that's just me.
I also agree with you, I prefer a wider wheel and a more square tire fit, but in this case, if he wants to run a 225, I don't think there is a point discouraging it.

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I also agree with you, I prefer a wider wheel and a more square tire fit, but in this case, if he wants to run a 225, I don't think there is a point discouraging it.

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I myself have 225/45R17 tires on 8" rims but the 6.5" wheel would work okay. I was in the tire business for many years & that was never an issue & still shows as an acceptable wheel size for the width of the tire.
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225/45/17 on 7in @ 33psi


different angle stock springs

look at the front tire you will see the sidewall better
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