# What is the difference between 205 50r16 and 205 55r16?

## What is the difference between 205 50r16 and 205 55r16?

The sidewall difference between the 205/50-R16 to the 205/55-R16 is 3.4%. So, when you’re speedo reads 60mph, you’re actually traveling 62mph. The stock in 16″ is 195/55 which is between 205/50 and 205/55, the speedo is optimistic with the stock size, so when you’re doing 60, the speedo actually reads 59.

## What size is 205 50r16?

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Unit: Imperial Imperial Metric
Rim Diameter 16.00 in
Rim Width Range 5.50 in – 7.50 in
Overall Diameter 24.07 in
Sidewall Height 4.04 in

Can I use 205 55r16 instead of 205 60r16?

Yes. It will have a slightly lower sidewall height, but should work fine.

How tall is a 205 45r16?

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Parameter Old New
Overall diameter: 632 mm 591 mm
Section width 205 mm 205 mm
Circumference 1985 mm 1856 mm
Sidewall height 113 mm 92 mm

### Will 60 tires fit 55?

So far as the OP’s question: Going from a 60 to a 55 series IF the tire is the *SAME width will: 1: Cause the speedo to read faster, as a 55 has more revs per mile/km. 2: Cause increased ride harshness.

### How wide is a 205 50R15 tire?

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Tire Size Min Diameter
165/60R15 22.80″ -2.85%
225/45R15 7.00in 22.97″ -2.10%
185/55R15 5.00in 23.01″ -1.93%
205/50R15 5.50in 23.07″ -1.68%

What does tire size 205 55R16 mean?

Using our example size, 205/55 R16, this is what each number means: 205 is the width of the tyre tread in millimetres. So, the profile of our example tyre is 55% of 205mm, or 112.75mm. This number also increases in increments of 5. 16 is the rim size, or the diameter of the inside of the tyre.

What’s the difference between a 205 tire and a 215 tire?

The diameter of the 205 is 26.3 inches and for the 215 the diameter is 26.7 inches. That is 0.4 inches of difference meaning that it would raise the height of the trailer by 0.2 inches. This will not only help with the height but also help to prevent over heating which is why many trailer tires fail.

#### What is the difference between 55 and 60 tires?

Going from a 60 to a 55 series IF the tire is the *SAME width will: 1: Cause the speedo to read faster, as a 55 has more revs per mile/km. 2: Cause increased ride harshness. 3: Result in increased wear= Vehicle.

#### Can you use 65 tires instead of 60?

Physically, yes they will fit. It is recommended to stay within 3% of the original tire size on the car though. The size you have is 3.09% smaller, so not recommended.