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    Smaller wheels on a lowered car?

    I have a pair of wheels with 195/45/16 tyres I was going to use for the 1/4 mile.

    Problem is my car is quite low and with 215/35/19 I can only just get a trolly jack under.

    How much lower would the 16's be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    I have a pair of wheels with 195/45/16 tyres I was going to use for the 1/4 mile.

    Problem is my car is quite low and with 215/35/19 I can only just get a trolly jack under.

    How much lower would the 16's be?
    I think about 25 - 35 mm lower !

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    51.2mm lower with the 16's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    51.2mm lower with the 16's.
    How do you reckon ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky33 View Post
    How do you reckon ?
    There is a tyre calculator installed on AOC's homepage. Put in the new tyre size and the old one, and it gives the difference in size (in mm), and as a percentage. Which from the 19's to 16's was about an 8% difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    51.2mm lower with the 16's.
    According to the calculator it'll be 25.6mm lower.

    51.2 smaller on DIAMETER!

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    I did the maths in my head a thought I'd messed up !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    According to the calculator it'll be 25.6mm lower.

    51.2 smaller on DIAMETER!


    hahah imagine being an extra 51mm lower!!!


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    Lee, i think it will scrape on the ground permently, 17's should be ok for qtr mile tho i would have thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    According to the calculator it'll be 25.6mm lower.

    51.2 smaller on DIAMETER!
    yup, the 16s will be 1.5" lower (half of the 3" difference), makingit ~25mm lower.
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