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    Any chance you could use 205/55R15 snows on the CT? Or is that way too small?


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    Both 205/55/15 or 195/60/15 fit


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonLaiOnline View Post
    Both 205/55/15 or 195/60/15 fit
    Oh really? That's amazing! My wife has a practically new set from her current car that the lease is up. Thanks!
    Anyone have experience with this size on the CT?

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    I've posted this before in another thread, but if you use this tire size calculator and start with the factory tire sizes, you can see what other sizes are the proper fit.
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    My (Lexus) dealer recommended Hankook i cept evo for the 17" wheels (northern England, so we don't get snow anything like you guys in North America)
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    For US vehicles I wouldn't go smaller than Type B R16x6J rims, you may have issues with rotor clearances. Rotor sizes varies from market to market. Yes, smaller rims and taller tires will fit but there will be some degradation in the ride, i.e. "mushiness". P205/55R16 is a fairly popular size and the prices are competitive. I was going to do the same, i.e. ordering R16x6J rims and mount w/ Continental ExtremeWinterContacts and have tireRack pre-install with TPMS as well. All for USD1,076.
    Last edited by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhookah66; 09-27-2012 at 06:46 PM.

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    15x6.5 wheel is officially listed in the manual...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonLaiOnline View Post
    15x6.5 wheel is officially listed in the manual...
    Yes, pages 677/9 lists four types of tires that can be fitted to CT200h. These are generic tire/wheel specifications, one of them being 15x5.5J. But for specific fitment it is listed in the placard by driver's sill of your particular vehicle. The US and Canadian market vehicles are fitted with different brand of tire and wheel sizes. I am not familiar with European market CT's.

    And yes, you will save money by going with smaller diameter wheels but at sacrifice of wall ratio. You have to "make up" for the wall height to retain the same circumferential diameter of the 0 size tire that you car was originally fitted with. Smaller diameter wheel equates to "taller" tires, which got certain riding characteristics that you may not like.

    Go to tireRack website, they got a page which goes into detailed discussion of tire/wheel fitments, i.e. OEM 0 size, -1 (snow) size and +1 ("souped up") size tires and wheels, and appropriate offsets.
    Last edited by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhookah66; 10-01-2012 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hookah66 View Post
    And yes, you will save money by going with smaller diameter wheels but at sacrifice of wall ratio. You have to "make up" for the wall height to retain the same circumferential diameter of the 0 size tire that you car was originally fitted with. Smaller diameter wheel equates to "taller" tires, which got certain riding characteristics that you may not like.
    Totally agree. For winter tire usage, and especially with deep snow, it's better to have a thicker wall. Or the rim will be easily be scratched with the ice on the road.

    Check it out at Home - Discount Tire Direct, it shows the 15" wheel compatible with CT.

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    I have just bought a set of 205/55R16 Michelin Primacy Alpins on new alloys for the winter. My standard tyres are 17" but my mrs keeps scraping the wheels. Hopefully with a bit more tyre wall in the winter my new wheels may survice unscathed. BTW, Event Tyres were the best price I found too.


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