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16" Tyre size?

I was wondering if its possible to get a wider tyre size with standard suspension and 16" wheels.I do not want to get 17" or 18" due to the roads in my country.The standard tyre size is 205/55/R16.Which other tyres can fit?I guess its also has to do with the space between the wheel and arch.I want to give my car a wider tyre look without compromising comfort and safety.
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Re: 16" Tyre size?

You can easily go to 215/50/16 and the speedo will only be 1.7% out, reading 60 when you are doing 59(mph).

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215/50/16 +1.7%
215/55/16 -1.7%
225/50/16 =exactly the same

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Re: 16" Tyre size?

225/50R16 will fit, but you will also need 5mm spacers and longer wheelbolts.
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