Replacing a 215/50/16 - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 09, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing a 215/50/16

OK, it's not a camaro or even a chevy. My son's '02 cougar needs new tires. The OE tire was a 215/50/16. This seems to be an odd tire size and commands a premium price. Do you see any problem replacing it with a 205/55/16?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 09, 04:50 PM
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Re: Replacing a 215/50/16

You might get by replacing all 4 tires? If only one or two. You will have problems,
traction control, ABS, trans shifting, and others.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 09, 05:41 PM
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Re: Replacing a 215/50/16

As said, only if replacing all 4.
But, 205/55R16 is 1/2" taller than the stock tire size

205/50R16 or 225/50R16 are both closer in height to the stock size
check www.tirerack.com
odd for whatever reason that link doesn't go to tire rack, just type it in. Sorry
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Re: Replacing a 215/50/16

Thanks. I should have mentioned he's replacing all 4. I'll check those other sizes. Kind of wanted to go with a higher profile 55 for ride and wear.

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