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Old 03-12-2003   #1
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Cheap TOYO tyres! Will they cause problems?

Found some tyres on http://www.mytyres.co.uk/start.html in size 185/55/R13. They are TOYO RoadPro's at 38.60 each and it won't affect the speedo as the original sporting tyres are a 55 profile. The only thing i want to know is, if i fit these width (185/55/r13) tyres on a standard sporting Rim, will it cause any problems? (wheel bearings etc)

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i think as long as u get them balanced there isnt a problem, hope this helps :D

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If you bang the sizes in http://www.powerdog.com/tiresize.cgi you'll find that the rolling diameter is 4.3% bigger. This is because the 55 is sidewall height as a percentage of the tyre's width, not a dimension. 185/50 would be only 0.7% different from standard.

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I have used 185-55-13's and there is sod all difference performance wise, personally think they are the best tyre for the cinq (better than 175-50-13's.)
Probably make the speedo more accurate:D

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btw if looking for cheap option try 175-60-13s, they are v similar to the 185-55's (slightly bigger) but dirt cheap.

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Must add I felt a difference swapping from the 165/65's fitted when I bought the car to 175/50's, which was a 6.4% difference.

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saw the 185/55's. Don't want to look like a lowered monster-truck ([?]) with the big sidewalls. rather have a low prifile and little disturbance to the speedo reading




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Conti 175/50 13's are about 45 notes or so each if you shop about.

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