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I just purchased a set of 16" staggered fit Team Dynamics from an eBay UK vendor. They are 16 x 6 fronts and 16 x 7.5 rears. Now, I'm trying to decide on what size tires to use. So, far I'm leaning toward Yokohama S-drives in 195/40R16 front and 215/40R16 rear which are 22.1 and 22.7 in diameter vs stock Conti's which are 22.3 and 22.6. I'm concerned that the new sizes may affect traction control, etc. Any thoughts? (the price was just too good to pass up - even with shipping) Thanks














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I thought people were having success as long as they stayed within 1 or 2 percent of the stock diameters? :shrug:
 

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I thought people were having success as long as they stayed within 1 or 2 percent of the stock diameters? :shrug:
That's good to know. 0.4 - 0.5 would be 2 % in this case. I think the OP will be in trouble.


Oh, I thought you meant % difference between diameter front and back.
 

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So then, If you're using 22.9 from factory 22.3 in front, then what I'm looking at should pose no problems, since they're even closer to stock diameters…..
 

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The car doesn't know what size tires you have, but the relative revolutions between front and rear it can and does measure. You need to keep front and rear close to each other.
 

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Lowell, After careful consideration, That sounds like the combination I'm going to go with, 195/45 front and 215/40 rear. Thanks for the info, And thanks to all for the input, it was very helpful - Tj
 

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Will do, waiting for wheels to ship from the U.K., will have to see if I'm going to customize wheels any before installation. What tires did you go with? Yokohama? Nexen? or something else?
 

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Order them from Discount Tire Direct. They even have a rebate going. The local Discount Tire won't match prices because they are too cheap, at least that is what my store said. They did mount and lifetime balance them for $20/tire.
 

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They are the same company. I don't think they will compete with themselves, (at least I think that's the reason they won't do it). They will even beat Costco or other member club pricing around here...
 
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