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Tire Size

I have stock v6 rims, 225/55r-16
I want to stay with the 16" size but add width and reduce heigth.
I was thinking 245/50r-16.
Any suggestions? Can I go wider and still more low profile?
What can i expect for ride, handling and performance?
Separate question thinking about changing wires and plugs too, suggestions?
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I have stock v6 rims, 225/55r-16
I want to stay with the 16" size but add width and reduce heigth.
I was thinking 245/50r-16.
Any suggestions? Can I go wider and still more low profile?
What can i expect for ride, handling and performance?
Separate question thinking about changing wires and plugs too, suggestions?
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Depends on the tire . ..


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Toyo Proxes 4 is what I looked at. But I guess I am looking for more information on what you would recommend? What can I do with my stock rims and what would I see as far as performanc, ride, etc...

I need to replace my tires and want some that are wider and more low profile.
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Toyo Proxes 4 is what I looked at. But I guess I am looking for more information on what you would recommend? What can I do with my stock rims and what would I see as far as performanc, ride, etc...

I need to replace my tires and want some that are wider and more low profile.
I was very happy with the Dunlop SPs I was running before I switched to the Kuhmos.

You can fit the tire on the rim, I believe, but you should go to Tirerack.com to be sure. Check out the reviews and tests . ..


you don't want to go too wide, as the response worsens the farther outside the rim you go, and your suspension will ride a tad rougher, from the extra weight . ..

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