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Tyre size fiat 500

The tyre size on my 500 is 185/55/15. What tyre size can I have that would not adjust the speedo by much if anything?

What consequences are there for changing the tyre size?

I know that the speedo will read differently, will it be harsher or less fuel efficient?
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The tyre size on my 500 is 185/55/15. What tyre size can I have that would not adjust the speedo by much if anything?

What consequences are there for changing the tyre size?

I know that the speedo will read differently, will it be harsher or less fuel efficient?
195/50/15 Michelin Pilot Sport 3. 'Nuff Said.

Fuel consumption only is worse in city driving by about 0.3lt/100 km, out of town driving I haven't noticed any difference.
Car feels slower on the wider tires, but grips MUCH better especially due to the Michelins.
The ride does not feel any different.

Let us know how you get along! I want someone to give me a review of the Pilot Sport 3's! (I have the older Pilot Exalto's on 195/50/15 right now, tires still going well after 30,000 km.)
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Why are you wanting to change?
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Not wanting to change, just wondering what sizes fit the 15's
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185/55 r15 is the best balance unless you're ahmett and you have no driving skill and need a wider tyre to keep you off the road
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Off the road .... ?

Is that sarcasm or a typo, the latter I'm guessing
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Typo. On the road of course...
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Re: Tyre size fiat 500

. I want to stay on the road.

Has anyone got or tried the "energy saving" tyres?

Any good?

Worth the money?
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Are your tyres worn out?
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185/55 r15 is the best balance unless you're ahmett and you have no driving skill and need a wider tyre to keep you off the road

Main reason I got the 195 is they are much cheaper in Greece than the 185. about 70 euros cheaper for a set of 4.
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Nope, not worn out, just doing some wondering and as people like yourself maxi are knowledgable I thought I would ask.
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Re: Tyre size fiat 500

I gotta say I haven't had any reason to dislike the 500s tyres that came standard. They handle water really well I haven't aquaplaned yet!

They don't screech or lose traction easily at all. 13,000 kms down.
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185/55 r15 is the best balance unless you're ahmett and you have no driving skill and need a wider tyre to keep you off the road

And maxi I know you are famous on this forum for speaking before you think, but you yourself have 195's on for the summer so don't be an asshole please!
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