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Join Date: Apr 2002
IMO its the tyre that protects your wheels from getting buckled because obviously the more side wall you have the more the rubber absorbs the shock of hitting a hot hole.
205/55x16 will survive a lot better than a 215/45x17 and give better comfort because the side wall absorbs more shock. When I had 16" wheels with 205/55x16 tyres the comfort was 100% better than 215/45x17, however when I fitted 225/45x17 with GTA wheels, these were better than my 215/45 tyres but the 205/55x16 still gave the best comfort and absorbed shocks from pot holes etc much better.
156 2.5 V6 24v, Cosmos Blue Metallic, Tan Leather, 17” GTA's, 225/45 Michelin PS2's, Full Zender body kit, GTA Headlights, Eibach springs, Koni FSD's, Eibach Anti-roll bars, Ferrari 360 Brembo calipers, DS2500 pads, Squadra ECU, 45mm Intake Runners, Carbon Intake, Dan & Wizard exhaust
156 2.5 V6 Qsystem, Red + Red Leather, Bilstein dampers, DS2500 pads...soon Brembo calipers, 17" GTV Teles