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Looks good and fills the fender wells nicely.
I've got to say that 34/36 sounds like a **LOT** of pressure. That's a pretty big tire for such a lightweight car, and if you get the pressures too high without enough weight on it, the tire can't work like it was designed to.I needed these for my back as the ride is pretty harsh on these with the OEM rubber even set at the recommended tire pressures. I got these set at 34F and 36R now. Feeling good so far.
Undoubtedly, rolling resistance goes down with more inflation pressure, but so does tire life. What you might save in gas will be hard pressed to overcome extra tire costs, and even if it does you are losing out on grip. Here's a couple of charts:^^^Thanks. I normally run high pressures for mpg & efficiency. Maybe I'll try dropping the pressure a tad more a couple lbs a time and see where I settle on.
What effect does this have on the Speedo?Yes today I paid my dues and have become a member of the All fours, rotate your tire club.
2015 Passion style package edition.
205/50R15 Nitto Neogen.
15x6.5 Genius Newton Gun Metal wheels.
My Mercedes wheel centers fit like a dream.
Installed New TPMS
New Lug bolts.
And happy as a pig in S&$# over the ride quality and handling verses the original setup of 165/60R15 on front and 195/50R15 on the rear. Absolutely no rubbing front or rear, speed bumps not an issue, high speed cornering the only noticeable aspect is better handling. No more drifting in lane driving at speed. No spacers required due to the +25mm offset of the wheels.
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Yes, my 2008 smart car has the OEM rear wheels all the way around. I run 195/15/50 Yokahama tires. Better rideThis is for "Members" of this "Club" ONLY.
I would just like to see 'who' and 'how many' have made a switch to put the same size tires/wheels on the front AND back?
They don't have to be OEM wheels/tires, just as long as you have the same size at all four corners.
I know there's already a thread or two 'discussing' this. THIS IS NOT THAT THREAD. I'm only looking as to who and why.....PLEASE no discussions or opinions from those who are NOT a member of this "Club".
SIMPLY list WHAT 'mod' you made (OEM or Aftermarket, wheel and tire size, brand...etc) and WHY you did it.
Feel free to post pics TOO!
As far as the rear are concerned it’s a wash with no increase in overall diameter. Previously I was running 195/50R15 on the rear and increased the width only to a 205/50R15.What effect does this have on the Speedo?
Your welcome,Ok thanks. I want to get all 4 tires the same AND get the speedometer corrected. Currently, at top speed for my 2016 ED, I am OVER-reporting my speed by 4 or 5 MPH. I want to get bigger tires to take care of this. There's a thread somewhere that I bookmarked that tells me which tires to get, but I can't find it right now.
I’m going to go out on the limb here and say yes you can reuse them if they are not too old where as the battery is going to fail. I believe the batteries are good for about 5-7 years. Mine on my second set of wheels are six years old and still work fine. The new ones I purchased off EBay Im having issues with them that I have to correct.Yesterday, I bought one OEM rear 9-spoke aluminum alloy wheel from eBay for $117 shipped, and I'm about to buy the 2nd one from WheelerShip.com for $144 shipped.
Question: Can I re-use the TPMS's from the existing front alloy wheels? If so, do the tires need to be deflated/removed from the front wheels to do so?