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Old 11-09-2010, 04:39 PM
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205 65 R16 tires

Made a bunch of phone calls today and located a set of local Bf Goodwrich winter slalom 205 65 R16 tires. They are leftover 2009 tires and are studdable unlike the new BFG slalom's. They are charging me 115$ a tire and 16$ a piece to studd them. 612$ taxes in all 4 installed.

I found a calculator somewhere online that basically said the 205 65 r16 tire is 0.38" larger in diameter then the stock 215 60 r16 tires. I know there will be a slight difference in the speedometer but I don't care, just wondering if there is enough clearance for a taller tire.

Tall and narrow is great for snow and ice, interested to know what the limits are for the 4th gen Altima's.

thanks in advance for any info on running this size or larger winter tires.

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0.38'' differance is 0 to me. U'll be just fine.
As far as "limits on 4th gen" - there's people running 20''s (even 22's) with no issues. Obviously that is NOT a good idea for snow/winter tires but it tells you you have all the clearance space u'll ever need with your 205/65/16

I was on 245/45/18 last 2 winters with no issues at all even when it snowed. Not saying it was the best size for winter but it did just fine.
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0.38'' differance is 0 to me. U'll be just fine.
As far as "limits on 4th gen" - there's people running 20''s (even 22's) with no issues. Obviously that is NOT a good idea for snow/winter tires but it tells you you have all the clearance space u'll ever need with your 205/65/16

I was on 245/45/18 last 2 winters with no issues at all even when it snowed. Not saying it was the best size for winter but it did just fine.
thanks vital for the responce, im not to concerned about the .38 either. Although i know people run differnt sized rims, i want 18s for next summer myself, im wondering about maximum tire outer diameter, which isn't really related to rim size.

thanks again, the peopple are holding the tires for me, but if I could get some taller tires under it i would, im not overly impressed with how low the exhaust hangs down in the back of my 07 2.5.

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While rim size doesn't tell u what tire size is on it you can be sure that the smallest tires on 22' will be bigger then just about any tire on 16''

Check out "4th gen wheel and tire thread" to see who has what size tires, lots of xx/zz/Ryy there
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While rim size doesn't tell u what tire size is on it you can be sure that the smallest tires on 22' will be bigger then just about any tire on 16''

Check out "4th gen wheel and tire thread" to see who has what size tires, lots of xx/zz/Ryy there
cool thank you, I am going to do some more research. I'll post back with what I find.
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Moving this to the tire forum.....

Please try to post in the correct forum next time.
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Moving this to the tire forum.....

Please try to post in the correct forum next time.

sure thing, sorry for the trouble.
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What's interesting is the radius - the measurement from the center of the hub to the outer edge of the tire. In your case it's 0.38/2. Not much to worry about. I have 205/60 16 snows for my 2.5S. A bit narrower and about a quarter inch smaller radius. Fine for snow.
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What's interesting is the radius - the measurement from the center of the hub to the outer edge of the tire. In your case it's 0.38/2. Not much to worry about. I have 205/60 16 snows for my 2.5S. A bit narrower and about a quarter inch smaller radius. Fine for snow.
thanks for the input, I know what you are saying about the radius, good point.

Does yuor car drag thee rear exhaust and such in deep snow? or does it do ok? thanks.

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thanks for the input, I know what you are saying about the radius, good point.

Does yuor car drag thee rear exhaust and such in deep snow? or does it do ok? thanks.

Curtis
I haven't used them in deep snow yet. But with the car being only a quarter inch lower, I don't think it will make much difference. Most of today's sedans with low ground clearance are going to be bad in deep snow anyway. In deep snow I either stay home or take the pickup ;-)
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