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Best size tire for performance on 16x7 rims?

I have been researching the best all season tires (i know, all seasons are never going to be a super great performer) and it seems to be the consensus that the BFGoodrich Comp 2 A/S is one of the best, and i like the look too? Now i just need to know what size performs the best on a 16x7 rim. I would like to stay at 55 on the height because my car is stock otherwise. Thanks for the help!
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Nobody has any suggestions? Also i like a squared off sidewall.
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The BFG g-Force Comp 2 A/S tire has a ton of grip. We had the opportunity to drive them hard on a test track with great results.

Depending on what year and model your car is a 225/55R-16 may be a good size for a 16x7 wheel.

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Does anybody have a stock ride height corolla with 205/50/16s that I could see a picture of? Im trying to see what the gap would look like between the top of the wheel and the fender.
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Well ive done some more research and now im wondering, most people seem to either be running 205/55/16s or 215/50/16. Which would give me a more squared sidewall on the 16x7 rim? I like the sidewall height on the 215 better but will go with either if it gives me a squared look. If anyone has pictures it would be greatly appreciated.
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bottom line...

no matter the tire's profile... the tire should be 25" tall or near to that.
Or the speedo will be off and the transmission's shift points will be wrong.
Auto trans is more critical then manual.

205/55/16 is what the mfgr. installs on their factory assembly line using 16" alloy wheels.

If yer trying to fill the wheel well by increasing tire height... that'd be wrong.
If over 25" that wee 1.8 will lose torque, and that won't help with acceleration.

To make a tire look taller inside the wheel well...
the suspension should be lowered some.

Not install a taller tire.

Not much difference...
But the 205/55/16 is slightly taller.

compare...

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...5r16-215-50r16

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Awesome thanks for the info!
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Does anybody have a stock ride height corolla with 205/50/16s that I could see a picture of? Im trying to see what the gap would look like between the top of the wheel and the fender.
That would be a little small. I would use a 225/50R16, more width for more traction but the diameter is perfect.

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tire size...

I had the OE 205/55/16 turanzas to start , bounced around like a broken rubber ball. As soon as I got new rims and a bit of cash I got 205/60/16 BFG t/a 's for a bit more sidewall.The roads around here, most of Canada frankly suck with poor maintenance and winter 6 of 12 months. Repairs actually sometimes make the conditions worse if that can be believed!

It could be argued that I gave up some cornering ability but I can tell you the ride improved immensely and I drive it around corners now with precision as I am not being beat up with every pavement cut and broken piece of pavement.

I know the overall diameter is a bit less but everything still works as it should.

In addition the difference in noise with the t/a's vs the OE crap in amazing! almost no tire noise at all vs the drone of the OE.
I drive this car every day , with 60 series tires, eibach progressive rate lowered springs and about all the UR stuff I can bolt on( see other threads for my stuff) I can tell you its a pretty good drive. except for the over-assisted electric p/s that Toyota wont fix...
+165000 km now, still running like it did when I bought it! well maybe better lol!!
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Supercharged, how does the 225/50 corner compared to the 205/55 and how would the sidewall look? I looked it up and found that that size seemed to be the largest you should put on a 7" rim, but couldnt find any good pictures. Is that similar to your setup? Thanks for the help btw
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Supercharged, how does the 225/50 corner compared to the 205/55 and how would the sidewall look? I looked it up and found that that size seemed to be the largest you should put on a 7" rim, but couldnt find any good pictures. Is that similar to your setup? Thanks for the help btw
I run a 17" wheel with a 225/45R17. As far as the 205/55R16 and 225/50R16 the sidewall will be the same height but you will get some extra with which should help with cornering ability.

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