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    Brabus 450 - Toyo Proxies - trye sizes

    I found a few old threads on here about Toyo Proxies tyre sizes for 450 Brabus wheels, but i think a few more sizes are now avaliable so:

    Fronts: 195 / 40 / R16 - fit and behave as they should? Nobody had any issues with the lowered Brabus front suspension?

    Rears: 195/ 40/ R16 - same as the fronts?

    Or Rears: 205 / 45ZR / R16 ??
    Has anybody tried these on the rears?
    As i know a lot of 450 Brabus owners have 205/45/R16's as standard on the rears??
    Just wondered if anyone has these Proxies as their rear tyres??

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    The fronts should be 175/50/16

    See here
    https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.ph...wheels&mod=513
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    Yeah, I know what they 'should' be, and its what i currently have, but choices in 175 tyres are really poor, and there are quite a few threads on here with people running Proxies @ 195/40/R16 all round!
    Anybody care to share any of those experiences??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid View Post
    Yeah, I know what they 'should' be, and its what i currently have, but choices in 175 tyres are really poor, and there are quite a few threads on here with people running Proxies @ 195/40/R16 all round!
    Anybody care to share any of those experiences??
    The problem with fitting 195/40 16's in place of 175/50 16's is the 195's are 19mm smaller in diameter (-3.3%) than the 175's which will give speedo readings faster than than actual.The nearest size is a 195/45 16 with a difference in diameter of around 1mm ( 0.1% difference). I use to own a 450 Brabus and wanted to fit 195/45 16's but was weary of doing so because the extra width would most probably cause problems of rubbing on full lock, o.k. you can space the front panel off the car a little which may well work, but in my case I had already done that to counteract the problem of the standard 175's rubbing with S-mann lowering springs and 15mm spacers on the front, and I didn't want to space it further to allow for the bigger tyres.

    If you look at a 450 side on the front wheels are pretty close to the front of the wheel arch to start with, and not in the center which would be ideal, I have since upgraded to a Brabus 451 and have 16mm spacers on the front along with the 195/45 16 tyres and there's no problem with that set-up because the 451 has it's front wheels in the center of the wheel arch.

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