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    ok just to pick your brains on my last car i had 215/50/16 and then when i got new ones they put 225/50/16 but i read it should be 225/45/16 whats the difference and are there any ill effects from having this mix

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    The profile is expressed as a percentage of the tyres width so a 225/50 means that the side wall profile of that tyre is 50% of the width, 225/45 = a profile of 45% of the width (225). It will make no marked difference which tyre you fit
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    If you're on 16's you should have 205/55 or 215/55.

    215/50 and 225/45 are tyre sizes for 17" wheels, but both are ok

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    was definately 16s but now on 17s and can get 225/50s cheaper than the 45s are they ok to use etc wont put the speedo out or that

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    What? You can't put 17" tyres on 16" rims.

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    think there has been a misunderstanding i had 16s on my last c but on the new one i have 17s

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    You want 215-50-17 or 225-45-17. They're the only "proper" sizes.

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