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Author Topic:   205/55R16 vs 205/60R15
posted December 30, 1999 08:06 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
...I'm upgrading my wheels and tires. Whichever size I choose to go with, the tires will be the same Dunlops. But the question is 15" rims or 16" rims.

Will the 55 series 16" rim really make that much of a difference in handling? Will the 60 series 15" rim ride that much better? The width is the same for both tires. I do drive fairly aggressively when the opportunity presents itself but I'm not inclined to think there will be much difference between the two. For an extra $200, I'm thinking the 16" rims won't be worth it. As far as letting the design of the rim decide, it is the same for both as well.

15? 16? Yes? No? Your input would be appreciated.


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posted December 31, 1999 04:50 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
You can expect improvement in handling from
205/55R16 because of shallower and stiffer
sidewall wich is translate to less distorsion
in cornering situation, you are getting also
better brake cooling due to the increased
diamemter of the wheel, as you mentioned, if
you are an agressive driver, go for it.

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