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Thread: Tyre Sizes for Better Ride

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    On your 4.5j front rims I wouldn't push a 175/55 tyre, too wide. A 165 would be ok but on the limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    NelsonSmart on ClubSmartCar put 175/65-R15 all around on his 450 Cdi.
    Doesn't mean it's right though !!

    I agree , 175/55 on a 4.5J is pushing it
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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    NelsonSmart on ClubSmartCar put 165/65-R15 all around on his 450 Cdi.

    Put 165/65R15 on all four and love the smooth ride it brought on my 450 with the added height,
    more tire sidewall absorbs more road bump than stock 175/55R15s and hence a quieter ride in bumpy roads.
    I'm very happy with these Continental ProContact EcoPlus TX as seen here http://tires.pmctire...-65r15-81t.tire
    with very cheap shipping and my local tireshop installed on 4"rims and 6" rims no problem, fit in wheelwell no problem but I'm just 70kg, a fully weighted car might bring a rubbing issue




    http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?sh...21682&p=337461
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    NelsonSmart on ClubSmartCar put 165/65-R15 all around on his 450 Cdi.

    Put 165/65R15 on all four and love the smooth ride it brought on my 450 with the added height,
    more tire sidewall absorbs more road bump than stock 175/55R15s and hence a quieter ride in bumpy roads.
    I'm very happy with these Continental ProContact EcoPlus TX as seen here http://tires.pmctire...-65r15-81t.tire
    with very cheap shipping and my local tireshop installed on 4"rims and 6" rims no problem, fit in wheelwell no problem but I'm just 70kg, a fully weighted car might bring a rubbing issue




    http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?sh...21682&p=337461

    So would these fit on the 451 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_the_One View Post
    So would these fit on the 451 as well?
    Are you actually listening to any posts ?

    Listen to the good advice of th tyre bible which tells you what is the maximum sized safe rubber for any particular rim width
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinaldo_is_spam View Post
    Are you actually listening to any posts ?

    Listen to the good advice of th tyre bible which tells you what is the maximum sized safe rubber for any particular rim width
    So the front width is 4.5? What width are the rears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo_the_One View Post
    So the front width is 4.5? What width are the rears?
    I don't know but the info is on Evilution's site, possibly FQ101. Rears are wider and I recall that plenty have used the rear rim on the front on 451s.

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    We don't know what rims you have! But the easiest way to put wider rubber on the front is to put your back wheels/tyres on the front, buy 2 new rear rims & fit 195/50-15's to them.

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    This thread is all to do with ride quality and comfort, not width of tyres.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    This thread is all to do with ride quality and comfort, not width of tyres.
    So not a case of:
    never mind the quality, feel the width ?
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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