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Old 05-18-2011, 07:33 PM
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Ive read a hundred tire size and "will it fit" threads, and checked the sticky link, etc

Ive still got the stock 16x6.5's on my '04 MCS, stock ride height and I plan to keep it that way. I'm wanting tires a bit taller and a bit wider than the 205/55-16's that are on it. (Manufacturers spec's are 24.9" Dia but I measured barely 24" I'm guessing cause its not round with weight on it.)

Has anyone had anything bigger on 16's? and what issues did you have?

Thanks, and I apologize if I missed a similar thread.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:41 PM
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what is your intention to size up in height?
sizing up in width is common practice but you should keep the overall diameter of the tire the same as stock in order to keep the speedometer within oem parameters along with preventing excessive body roll that the taller tire could induce.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:06 PM
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I was thinking..


Taller tire = less wheel gap (without sacrificing ride height)

and

Taller tire = Lower RPM's on the highway (A little MPG boost/Small drop in Acceleration)


Really not a huge drive to get taller, but I liked the ideas

A little performance sacrifice for an efficiency gain? But I'm afraid the tires are already as big as I can go.
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those are all the wrong reasons to bump up to a taller tire. don't do it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:12 PM
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I was thinking..


Taller tire = less wheel gap (without sacrificing ride height)
But at the same time the taller tire will raise your car, hurting the aesthetics even further than the stock ride height already is.

You also won't see any noticeable efficiency gain. You're adding more weight and pushing it further from the center of rotation.
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