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whats the lowest profile tire that would be ok putting on a 2nd generation altima without messing up the speedo. Sorry if this has been posted before but i searched and found nothing.

Tirerack.com said 205/50/17 would be the lowest profile without messing up the speedo, but a smaller size must be ok right?

couldnt i also bump up the sizing to 215 or anything?

(i am clueless about tire sizes so im sorry in advance)
 

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I got 45 series...your will regret going smaller than that.Not to sure how 50 series would look on rims either.
 

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why would you want to put smaller than 35 series tires? You are just asking for rice, get 45 series tires.
 

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If you're going 17" then the following would work
- 205-50-17
- 215-45-17
- 225-45-17
 

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renwO amitlA duorP
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so the 215-45-17 size would not restrict any type of loading capacity or anything?
 

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and a 215-45-17 would fit any 17" rim? ya think the tirerack would not let me buy that tire from them because they dont suggest it?
 

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Check out the Falken tire fitment guide. They'll tell you what rim width a tire needs...

http://www.falkentire.com/html/index.htm

- click on "tire match" on the left
- in the frame click on "fitment calculator"
- input the size of the tire (width, aspect ratio, rim diameter)

For example, a 215-45-17 needs a rim width between 7.0" and 8.0"
 

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205 is too thin (for aftermarket rims) I'd think.. I have 215-45-17 they're perfect. and 50 series wouldn't look to great on a 17" rim in my opinion.
 
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