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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 2014, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 55 plate mini one, and currently i have 15" alloys with a width of 6.5" and a offset of 35mm with 175/65/15 tires. I've just bought some mg hairpin 16" alloys with a width of 7" and an offset of 35mm, I'm debating over whether i should get 195/55/16 or 205/50/16 tires for them, which would give the best ride in terms of absorbing bumps in the road etc..

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195/55-16 has more sidewall than 205/50-16.

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ah okays, guessing that'll will be the softer option then, the roads round where i live are terrible so wanted to avoid as much of the noise from the bad road surface as possible
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195/55-16 has more sidewall than 205/55-16.
Not really,

205/55/16 has 112.75 mm of sidewall (wheel to outer diameter)
195/55/16 has 107.5 mm of sidewall
205/50/16 has 102.5 mm of sidewall

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My a typo ... meant 205/50-16
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