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    Tyre profile change

    Can anyone advise.

    I currently have 206/50/16's on my car. I was planning on changing my profile up to 205/55/16.

    Will this create and problems? eg rubbing, bottoming out under full load, catching, speedo?

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    nah youll be perfectly fine

    its not as if ur changing the profile by a stupid degree

    u may even find the speedo reads more accurately.....

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    I've just changed to a 205.50.16 on mine. Why are you thinking of going to 55?

    Bit of extra bounce from the tyre maybe? Won't create rubbing problems and it shouldn't bottom out as the car will be further off the ground!

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    I'm looking at buying some 17's that have 215/50's on, but one tyre will need replacing soon, would i be ok to run the 50's until i need to replace the tyre or change them all for 40's/45's before fitted. And could i run 40/45's at the front and 50's at the rear to save buying all four new tyres?

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    215/50/17 are massive - the probs wont even fit or at least if they will they'll rub like a bitch on the arches

    keep everything original and run 215/40/17 or 215/45/17 for a little extra rim protection/comfort

    by all means try the 50 profiles but dont expect it to be great

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    Cheers, wheels are coming tomorrow hopefully, so will have to give them a go. Then put my original wheels and probably these new tyres up for sale.

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