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      02-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Best Tires Size for 16'' Wheels ?

It's time to get new shoes,, actually this is my first time buying tires, so have no idea what to buy ? after few hours of reading, i know the normal size for my wheels are 205/55R 16, but a lot of people are recommending 50R or 45R, lower profile look..

So which ones should i get, im sure i will get good brands like Michelin, Continental or GoodYear, but still deciding about the measure... my ride is a 06 E90
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205/55R16 is the optimum size if you are sticking with the OEM 16" wheels.

But do you want Summer or All Season, Performance or Touring, Run-Flat or non RFT?

You can find a wealth of info on the Tire Rack website.

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205/55R16 is the optimum size if you are sticking with the OEM 16" wheels.

But do you want Summer or All Season, Performance or Touring, Run-Flat or non RFT?

You can find a wealth of info on the Tire Rack website.

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Summer and Performance, non RFT
Been reading a lot, most people recommend 45r or 50r ! iam considering the 50r, but not sure if make the right choice
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It will make the car lower but it won't fill the wheel gap as well, just something to consider.
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Summer and Performance, non RFT
Been reading a lot, most people recommend 45r or 50r ! iam considering the 50r, but not sure if make the right choice
Another possibility is 225/50R16 but unless you are hauling heavy loads, I fail to see any advantage.

Here's what's available in your OEM size:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...55&diameter=16

I'd go with the Conti DW.

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