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98 gxe tire size q can I do 205/45/16?

Im getting some wheels and a dealer is selling me some nice rims/tires that are 205/45/16.

Now these are probably half to 1 inch smaller then the wheel/tire combo I have right now which is 205/60/15.

I know the 205/45/16 will fit but will having smaller sized tire/wheel mess with my car at all or will it be fine?
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it should be fine but your spedo will be slightly off...at 28mph your car will read 30 and at 56mph your car will read 60 and so on

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I took it to dobbs tires and they told me that I would have suspension/traction/gas millage/transmission yes transmission problems if I did that and my alignment would be messed up.

They tried to sell me some tires for 400 bucks though that sucked.....
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I took it to dobbs tires and they told me that I would have suspension/traction/gas millage/transmission yes transmission problems if I did that and my alignment would be messed up.

They tried to sell me some tires for 400 bucks though that sucked.....
Did they explain why you would get all those problems or what the actual problems would be? What was their recommended tire size? What brand of tire were they trying to sell you? It seems like they were trying to get you to buy tires from them. No surprise though since that's what they do. But you shouldn't have any problems. Your gas mileage might vary slightly and traction will depend on how good the tires are.
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Did they explain why you would get all those problems or what the actual problems would be? What was their recommended tire size? What brand of tire were they trying to sell you? It seems like they were trying to get you to buy tires from them. No surprise though since that's what they do. But you shouldn't have any problems. Your gas mileage might vary slightly and traction will depend on how good the tires are.
they recommended 205/55/16 instead of 205/45/16. They did not mention any brand of tire but said they run at 120 for the cheapest.

They did not explain why but just said I would have suspension, alignment, gas(low mpg) problems and up to transmission problems. They adviced to take the tires immediately and put my old ones in which were horrible. The old ones shook unlike these.
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im not sure about all those problems but 205/55/16 would be the best tire option for your car...plus your speedo will be almost exactly the same

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odd....are the stock alloy rims on the altima 15" or 16"? I just had some new tires put on not too long ago and the other day i was curious and checked the tire size and they are 15" tires. I pull out my measuring tape and measure the rim lip to lip and they are 16". wtf?? how the hell do you fit 15" tires on 16" rims? Course i only paid $187 for all 4 tires mounted, so the tire shop probably skimped on tire size to save me money.

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odd....are the stock alloy rims on the altima 15" or 16"? I just had some new tires put on not too long ago and the other day i was curious and checked the tire size and they are 15" tires. I pull out my measuring tape and measure the rim lip to lip and they are 16". wtf?? how the hell do you fit 15" tires on 16" rims? Course i only paid $187 for all 4 tires mounted, so the tire shop probably skimped on tire size to save me money.
Stock size is 15".

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Stock size is 15".
so the se alloy rims are not stock? do you measure from lip to lip on the outside or from the inside edge? if you measure the second way then yes it would be 15".

which reminds me, i should put my 18's back on since the weather here is finally starting to improve.

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i see. so you bore the headers, and increase compression through the cams?

quit typing, start hitting the search button. honestly, it works. but hey what do i know, ill be out in the garage boring the headers on my Nova..
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so the se alloy rims are not stock? do you measure from lip to lip on the outside or from the inside edge? if you measure the second way then yes it would be 15".

which reminds me, i should put my 18's back on since the weather here is finally starting to improve.
All wheels on the 1st gens were 15" alloy or steel.

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All wheels on the 1st gens were 15" alloy or steel.
Well, i knew that. how do you explain the rim measuring 16" though? the tape doesn't lie lol.

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Well, i knew that. how do you explain the rim measuring 16" though? the tape doesn't lie lol.
You got me.

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I took it to dobbs tires and they told me that I would have suspension/traction/gas millage/transmission yes transmission problems if I did that and my alignment would be messed up.

They tried to sell me some tires for 400 bucks though that sucked.....

These claims are completely false. Though it never hurts to do an alignment after any change in tire or wheel size. Those claims remind me of a local shop that is known for ripping off innocent customers. It's amazing what length shops will go to for an extra dime.

And with a wider tire, I think you'll be very happy with the better handling and traction! You may even want to consider sport springs.
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