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I am debating what size to get 215/45 or 205/50 I am going to be using these on stock rims I will be using them for daily driving and AutoX for about 2 months. I am then getting a new set or Rims and tires for Daily use. What do you guys think?
 

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215/45 will give you a wider tread width, and also it will most likely be cheaper since 215/45 is a more common size than 205/50. Only disadvantage is the speedometer will read 1.84% too fast, which isn't a lot really.
 

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because of the lower profile, the section width (measurement from inner to outer sidewall) will actually be less than 205/50. So the sidewall should be stiffer on 215/45.
 

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[quote author=mattlisa link=topic=71550.msg1259913#msg1259913 date=1173549639]
Watch out for potholes!
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good point anyone else have experience with 215/45/17 on stock rims
 

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yeah... you got to watch out for potholes with any wheels or tires....there is still plenty of meat in 215/45

during the next week, ill have 215/45 17 Kumho SPT on my stock rims, i'll let you know how it rides compared to the stock Goodyear RS-A.
 

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I am actually going to get new tires this week as well so ill just ask the tire shop to do a test fit for both sizes since they have them in stock.
 

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Ended up getting the 215/45s they look about the same size as the 205s I had on wiered.. anyway aceleration grip seems good as well as braking. Cornering I'll have to wait till this weekend to try them out at an AutoX since I almost recked leaving the tire shop :(. The first corner I took at a little over 40mph was a 90 degree turn and I lost the rear :eek: thank god for autox didn't get scared just corrected the steering and back straight forward AHH wut fun :p. I'll post some pics once I get the car cleaned. :klavergreg:
 
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