225/50 or 205/55?

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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Canada » Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:02 pm

I am getting new tires this summer, but lately I have been thinking about 225/50 over 205/55. The wider tire is going to give slower a slower ET from the greater rolling resistance and the worse aerodynamics, but it will also give me more traction out of the hole than the 205 and 195s I currently have on. The rim is a Mille Migila MM11-2.....16"x7" is there going to be any issues with a 225 here? What have you all done? Have you been to the track and noticed a major drop in time, or noticed a difference in rollons?



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:52 pm

The stickiness of your new tires will probably be all the grip you need, so I say go 205/55

or 225/40, I'm still waiting for someone to try that width/ratio and see what happens



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:05 pm

Canada....you don't NEED traction...your car can only turn them over when it's cold anyway :p

I still say 205/55R16 as that's a great compromise tire that is VERY common, fairly cheap, and gives you everything you'll need since you don't turn much anyway.



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Ribz80 » Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:43 pm

I am very happy with 225's and cry each day with these 205/15's:)


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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 28, 2003 9:47 pm

Quote (Dustbunnie @ Jan. 28 2003,14:52)
or 225/40, I'm still waiting for someone to try that width/ratio and see what happens

225/40?  :O
not for 16s.



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:39 am

Kumho 712's are offered in them



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:56 pm

Actually,  I was asking why would anyone wants 225/40/16 tires for a Beretta.  The gap would be gigantormous (:p) for a car that hasn't been lowered at least 2"s :laugh:



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:58 pm

So to answer canada's question, wider width equal more contact patch that will grab the road, thus better traction. :)



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:54 pm

Quote (BallisticGTU @ Jan. 29 2003,14:58)
So to answer canada's question, wider width equal more contact patch that will grab the road, thus better traction. :)

Which he doesn't need, as his car can't turn the tires over anyway (well....sometimes, but only a little)........

And he doesn't turn THAT much (crappy Iowa roads are all stright...dammit), and he doesn't need the extra frictional and aerodynamic losses of a 225mm tire.



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby BerettaSS » Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:59 pm

The otehr thing that hinders wider tires is far worse wear.  A wider tire is more susepable to shoulder wear from alignment angles being out of spec.  most notably the toe angle.  Sticking with the factory size 205/55s would be best.



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Chris88CL » Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:24 pm

Quote (BIGBULS @ Jan. 29 2003,14:54)
And he doesn't turn THAT much (crappy Iowa roads are all stright...dammit), ......

Surely Iowa MUST have some on/off ramps! :)  Thats where the fun is.



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby RebelGT » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:12 pm

a plus sizeing a width on the same rim width will lower steering response as well as a few other quirky properties, but for the average driver, you won't really notice.

I'm getting a new set of azenis i think i'm going to get 215 45 16's....



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:47 pm

Quote (Chris88CL @ Jan. 29 2003,16:24)
Quote (BIGBULS @ Jan. 29 2003,14:54)
And he doesn't turn THAT much (crappy Iowa roads are all stright...dammit), ......

Surely Iowa MUST have some on/off ramps! :)  Thats where the fun is.

Wider tread works for me cause I do attack the turns very aggressively.  Everywhere within Washington of off the Interstates are turns, and turns.  I noticed the difference between the sizes as soon as I started driving.  Within the first week of driving with my new Kumho, my brother looked at it and was like, "damn...".  Instant wear :p

My answer was more toward that respect.  I didn't know where Canada lives.   :D



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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Ribz80 » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:59 pm

Also with the drop and ballsy tread design 225's look so MEAN on my car:)


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225/50 or 205/55?

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 02, 2003 12:01 am

I will have to take a closer pic of the S03's on my Z wheels.  They are 225 and look sharp how they hang over the edge of the wheel just bit.  If he is getting aftermarket wheels I would say go 225.  It's not like he's a 12 sec camaro so it won't affect him much.  I lost around a .5 to .75 mph.  But my 60ft dropped also.




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