tirefitment 200

Ben Swann benswann at comcast.net
Wed Jan 31 21:22:37 EST 2007



I'm running 225/50 16 on 8"width wheels.  I can run fairly loaded to a point -
can't take 6 bags of concrete in the trunk for example, but 3 adult passengers
in back and some luggage is OK.  I had some 225/60 15's on before, and had
some issues when fully loaded - more so than with the 225/50 16 which won't
rub except under the most extreme load and bottoming out.


Bad suspension could be possible culprit, either sagging springs or worn
struts or anything messing with the geometry.  I had to adjust the camber in
at the top on one of my 5000's when it rubbed on one side, so that may be a
possible solution.  That is fairly easy to do by turning the trap link until
there is sufficient clearance - it doesn't take much, and usually you would be
putting the car in better alignment rather than taking it out of spec., at
least I had no tire wear issues when I did this.  If you cant put your fat
finger between the tire and the fender well with a big boy is standing on the
bumper then you might want to try this before buying new tires.




[Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 00:51:35 +0000

From: Mike Del Tergo <mdeltergo at hotmail.com>

Subject: re: tirefitment 200

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I was running 225 50 16 on Audi A4 5 spokes, no problems whatsoever.  Sounds
like your suspension?




Eric Huppert dragracer at netstep.net Tue Jan 30 08:30:48 EST 2007 




My recent acquisition of some Mille Miglia (16x7x38et) and tires has

provided me with some unwanted knowledge! 225 55 16's do not fit in the

20V's very well! Was okay until I had a couple of kids in the backseat and

took some turns! Backs rub slightly under suspension compression, fronts

lightly rub on parking lot full turn maneuvers. All is fine with no

passengers though, should I just remove the back seat :o)


Hoping to sell tires to help offset cost of some new ones!!


Question is.... Has anyone successfully fitted 215 55 16s? Will go for all

seasons, have looked at the specs for 225 50 16's, they're a bit shorter

than the OE 215 60 15's and the 215 55's...  ET on the new rims shouldn't

create much of a issue as they're narrower (7") and rim should end up about

the same.,, or inboard a touch more than OE. Lots of room between steering

arm and tire.


215 55 16? Thoughts, BTDT's?



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