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Old 06-23-2014, 01:31 PM
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Sizes other than 195/55R15

The selection of 195/55R15 is somewhat narrow.
Anyone have any info on fitting other sizes to the OEM Sport rim?
Like:
185/60
185/65
195/60
205/50
205/55
205/60
215/60
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:09 PM
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I don't have any experience with other sizes but I replaced my stock tires with Kumho Ecsta 4x at 195/55 and they are a great tire.

205/50/15 is gonna be the closest in terms of the orginal ratio of tire width to sidewall. You'll have a 5MM smaller sidewall with this setup over the original 195/55.

At 215 you'll have almost a full inch of tire protection on each side of the rim.

If you plan on lowering on stock rims it would be a good idea to stay with 195 for the most fender clearance.
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:39 PM
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J: you are correct in saying that the choices are limited. Have you seen the excellent reviews on the Firestone Precision Touring on tirerack.com? That is the tire I will be buying at the end of this year for our 195/55/15. Seems to be a great tire and the prices on line at several sites are cheap.
 
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Originally Posted by J Schmidt View Post
The selection of 195/55R15 is somewhat narrow.
Anyone have any info on fitting other sizes to the OEM Sport rim?
Like:
185/60
185/65
195/60
205/50
205/55
205/60
215/60
If you are sticking with 15" here's what we've installedhere:
205/50x15. a tad smaller diameter that makes up for the tire extra weight but doesn't really affect speedometer or odometer readings.
175/65x15 a tad greater diameter but less weight so speedomoter/odometer readings not really affected butowners have reported slight gain in mpg. One even claimsd higher top speed and he's probably right.
185/60x15 work too but do cause a little in mpg due to increased diameter and weight.
If you change wheels it opens a whole new marketplace. The others you list have been tried but without success due to increased acceleration times and less mpg as a result of heavy tire weight.
cheers and good luck. Consult tirerack for specs and buyer reviews..
 

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Old 06-24-2014, 09:34 AM
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Thanks

Thanks Mahout! That is exactly the info I was looking for. I am suprised that the 195/60 doesn't work. Specs are very close to 195/55
 

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Old 06-28-2015, 02:41 PM
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195/65/r15 works with rota slipstreams. no rubbing on my 2012
 
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Help ! new to the forum. I have a 2009 Fit Sport. I want to switch tires and maybe wheels as well for improved handling and to have a more aggressive stance. Very confused on what tire / wheel combo to go with. Based on what ive seen here ... 205/55/16 would be good with a lighter aluminum wheel? or do i drop to 15" wheels?
 
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:53 PM
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205/50-16 on a light weight 16" wheel is a great choice. The 55's would be taller than stock.

Here's some reading for you...
https://blog.tirerack.com/blog/roll-...l-save-the-day

Here's a great place to play around with different wheel/tire combos to see what it does. Watch out for the offset with your Fit. Many aftermarket wheels do not have enough offset.
Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator. Offset, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error | Will They Fit
 
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