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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:20   #16
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i jus looked up the Pirelli Tyres site, and there is this High Performance Tyre - Scorpion, which i like, but in 16 inch rims, its only having 255/55/16. Can i use these on my 6.5" wide rims?

i was going thru a site - www.chris-longhurst.com where they have a calculator for width determination, and in that calc, it says for 255/55/16, i need atleast 7"wide rims. which i dont have.:(

what can i do in this situation?
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i was going thru a site - www.chris-longhurst.com where they have a calculator for width determination, and in that calc, it says for 255/55/16, i need atleast 7"wide rims.
They usually recomend it as the tyre is a 55 profile.

Even Bridgestone says 6.5 for 225/60 R16 and 7 for 225/55 R16.

Check and see what Pirelli has to say. Chances are, they'll recomend 6.5 too. Stick to whatever the tyre manufacturer says.

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currently, due to lack of proper range in the market, i have decided to leave the stock tyres as is, and will think about changing them after i run them for a year or so...

235/60/16s are available only in Dunlop and Pirelli, costing around 8k and 10k respectively, that too the tread patterns arnt that aesthetic!

found out that in the future more models will be coming up of these sizes, so then i will change them.

thanx for the efforts.
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wow, good that i did a search on "tucson and tyre". didn't expect a thread on this topic
a friend of mine is buying a tucson and wants to know if its a good idea to upgrade the tyres. from this post, i gather that 225/65/16 is a good upgrade. but, this is only 10 more than the stock tyre of 215. how much difference would this make or is it a wrong metric to look at?
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Hyundai Tucsons are CBUs.So, u dont have india specific rims!
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