No, going with a 215/50/17 is going larger than stock, plus will look awkward.Roger said:wouldent 215 50 17 be better?? alittle smother ride and not as much space between the fender??
This is true, but each tire manufacturer has a recomended rim width to use with their particular size tire. So, for the 7" rim, a 215 is probabaly right in the center, but many recomend a minimum and a maximum rim width. So, even if a 215 would probably be the perfect fit for a 7" wide rim, often the 7' wide rim is well within the recemended width for a 225 tire.SpeedDemon said:Wow, I just realized that I don't understand at all the sizing of tires... I thought that the first number stood for the width, so like if you had a 8" wheel you would always get a 235 or if you had a 7.5" that would be 225, and 7=215. Could someone explain this better? Thanks.
While this is true, since I used 215/50/17 as my first set of tires on my 17x7 witha +46, it will rub even on the stock suspension. Mine did. The 215/45/17 didn't rub. Now I use 225/45/17, and I reb slightly at times, but believe it or not, it is not as much as my 215/50/17 on stock hieght.Roger said:wouldent 215 50 17 be better?? alittle smother ride and not as much space between the fender??
isnt stock 215 55 16???? making the overall diameter 25.3 inches??Leon Millette said:
No, going with a 215/50/17 is going larger than stock, plus will look awkward.
Your stock overall diameter is 24.88" with 205/55/16 (632mm)
With a 215/5017 it will go up to a 25.46" diameter (647mm)
With a 215/45/17 it is 24.62" or (625mm)
With a 225/45/17 it is 24.97" or (634mm)
As you see, the last two are a lot closer to the stock diameter than the 50 series, not to mention it may scrub. Remember, he said he wants to avoid scrubbing - sedans are more prone to scrubbing issues with the wrong offset wheel.