Pictures with 215/ 50 or 55 R17 tires?
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    Pictures with different tire sizes on OEM wheels?

    Hey all! New to the forum. Looking for some elaboratation on tire size changes on factory 17's (225/45R17; 215/50R17; 215/55R17). Very curious on the ride quality as well as ride height and how they fill the wheel wells. Read some discussion on the topic but couldn't find anywhere that someone has actually gone through with it. Interested in feedback on the outcome, with pictures!

    Thanks

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    I dont have any pictures nor have I done exactly what you are asking for but I have always tried to put wider tires on a car than what it came with and I am always fighting the percent error in the speedometer. If you go with 225/45R17 the percent error will be 1.42% if you go with 215/50R17 the percent error will be 3.32% and if you go 215/55R17 it will be 6.43%. I was always told to try and stay under 5%. With all that being said if you are wanting more side wall then it may be best to try and find a 16 inch wheel. YOu could get one thats light and saves you more fuel but also will allow you to run a 215/55R16


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    I just got my 225/50/17, so far so good. happy with ride quality, less tire to fender gap (looks mildly dropped), without any significant change in mpg. there's absolute not rubbing at all despite warning from my tire dealer and installer. I will take some pics when i get a chance. draw back is speedometer being off a bit, which i don't care

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    I'd like to see this.

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    So here's a side by side photos of 225/45/17 and 225/50/17. SSR is the 225/45, gramlights with 225/50
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    I'd go up to the 225-45-17

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    Just put new tires on yesterday, 215/55r17 and should have done this when i bought the CT

    Weeks searching to replace the rims to accommodate Larger sidewall rubber.. I can't stand the nail-biting "here comes a bump hang-on" anticipation..

    This is a Lexus, to put this skinny 45 Low profile tire on such a car is ignorant..

    Alright- after many Days doing math and research
    Yes we can Save our rims and sensors, and Still be happy..

    i selected Hancook Kynergy ST (h735) 215/55r17 multi-compound tire here folks, Very quiet too.
    psi 32lbs and i am Happy.. Went from 3.8" of sidewall rubber to 4.8" perfectly fits the CT wheel well.. Remember the rim bead does occupy almost an inch of sidewall folks.

    The CT should have came with 16" rims.. Period..
    Don't worry on speedo, it's only 22mm differential, and speedometer is 1.3mph off anyways..

    and Here are the pics..
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Pictures with 215/ 50 or 55 R17 tires?-20190223_075231-2_1550931962670.jpg   Pictures with 215/ 50 or 55 R17 tires?-20190223_075209-2_1550932000930.jpg   Pictures with 215/ 50 or 55 R17 tires?-20190223_075216-2_1550932110060.jpg  

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    Looks good.
    What are the results?


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    Looks good. Might have to consider that size when I need tires for my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelG65 View Post
    Just put new tires on yesterday, 215/55r17 and should have done this when i bought the CT

    Weeks searching to replace the rims to accommodate Larger sidewall rubber.. I can't stand the nail-biting "here comes a bump hang-on" anticipation..

    This is a Lexus, to put this skinny 45 Low profile tire on such a car is ignorant..

    Alright- after many Days doing math and research
    Yes we can Save our rims and sensors, and Still be happy..

    i selected Hancook Kynergy ST (h735) 215/55r17 multi-compound tire here folks, Very quiet too.
    psi 32lbs and i am Happy.. Went from 3.8" of sidewall rubber to 4.8" perfectly fits the CT wheel well.. Remember the rim bead does occupy almost an inch of sidewall folks.

    The CT should have came with 16" rims.. Period..
    Don't worry on speedo, it's only 22mm differential, and speedometer is 1.3mph off anyways..

    and Here are the pics..

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    an Update with 215/55 R17 tires?

    Wife just called and said, i'm at the dentist office and the computer says 47mpg i Love the new Kynergy tires

    Well that's an unexpected shocker here in Michigan warming car up constantly..

    Make no mistake, purchase Hancook Kynergy h735 tires
    32psi and good to go


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