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Afternoon. I'm away to replace the two front tyres on my 156 2.4 jtd. After having a look at them, i've noticed some scuffing on the inside of the wheel arch which looks like it's been caused when the full lock is on.

The tyres are 215/55/16's. On checking the recommended size, it states i should be using 205/55/16's.

Anyone got any clues which they should be, and what are the pro's/cons of 205's?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated!
 

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205/55/16s and they certainly don't rub on my 156 TS ...

I think they are also a more popular size, which means they could be a bit cheaper.
 

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Afternoon. I'm away to replace the two front tyres on my 156 2.4 jtd. After having a look at them, i've noticed some scuffing on the inside of the wheel arch which looks like it's been caused when the full lock is on.

The tyres are 215/55/16's. On checking the recommended size, it states i should be using 205/55/16's.

Anyone got any clues which they should be, and what are the pro's/cons of 205's?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated!
[David C mode]

205/55/16's is the recommended size

Mixing tyre sizes is not allowed

[/David C mode]
 

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Hi

I've got 215/45Z/17 on mine and have had no problem with rubbing
thats coz you have a wider rim & the over all rolling diameter is still the same as 205/55 * 16
 

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I have two set of alloys, one of those has 205/40 R17 tyres and the other has 225/45 R17 and neither rub the arches/ splashgaurds. The lower profile really helps the cornering imo, speedo accuracy doesn't bother me before anyone tells me one of/ both rolling raidis' are wrong :)
 
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