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Old 04-04-2018, 07:08 PM
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maximum tire diameter

Hello. Has anyone put 195-60-R16 tires on their 2nd Gen Fit (4.6" sidewall)? Will they fit the Fit? This increases the tire diameter to a whopping 25.2" from the stock 24" at 185-55-R16 (4.0" sidewall).

I currently run a 195-55-R16 that came on the car (4.2" sidewall and 24.4" diameter). I am looking to increase the sidewall height on my tires to improve ride comfort a little bit. This winter I ran 195-55-R15 on 15 inch wheels (4.6" sidewall and 24.2" diameter) and had a noticeable improvement in ride quality.

I am aware of additional tire roll, especially at the initiation of turns, but gravel road camp trips and our many potholes make the higher sidewall a nice option. I am aware it will change the speedometer reading. I will eventually go to coilovers to improve ride quality - but not today.

I saw no other posts on maximum tire diameter. Cheers,

MarkJH
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