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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Hi all. I managed to get some cheap 15 x 6.5 wheels and the tyres are 195 50 15 and the fronts rub on both the front and back of the inner arches. Rears however seem fine. I have had a search but i can't find definitive information on what tyres to use.

I have read that 195 45 15 are the perfect fit. But what i want to know if anyone has used 185 55 15 or 175 50 15s? The 175s are on the narrow end of the spectrum for these width of wheels.

I have a 5 door 107 and is not lowered. I would rather not use spacers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:28 am 
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Here is a comparison of the 107 standard wheel/tyres and your 195/50/15 on 15x6.5 rims...

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You can see if you go up one size from standard 14" to 15" then your optional alternatives are 155/15/15, 165/55/15, 175/50/15 and 195/45/15 with 165/55/15 being the recommended alternatives.

However according to this table...

http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/charts/tire-width-for-a-wheel-rim-size-chart

The minimum tyre width for 6.5" wheels is 185mm which contradicts the information I posted above.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:06 am 
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boyle1990 wrote:
Hi all. I managed to get some cheap 15 x 6.5 wheels

What is the ET (offset) of those wheels?

I run 195/40x16 tyres on my 5 door C1 with ET38 wheels but have to use 10mm hubcentric (so the static load is still on the hub not on the bolts) spacers on the front to avoid the inner edges rubbing on full lock - no spacers needed on the rear.

So from my experience the width of 195 tyres shouldn't be the problem, more likely IMHO is the wheel offset is causing your rubbing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:08 am 
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Yeah thats the sort of infomation ive seen.

Ive seen some tyre fitters have fitted 175 50 15s to a 6.5j rim but none of the websites recommend that combination leading me to wonder how much stretch exists with that combination.

I dont really like excessively stretched tyres. I think i might go with the 195 45 15s as the Toyota forum recommend them and the faq on this forum recommends them too. I am just apprehensive about buying 4 new tyres and still having rubbing on the front.

The offset is 38. Which is within the recomended 35 to 45 range for the cars. I might have to consider front spacers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:15 pm 
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This is what you get when you compare OE 155/65/14 4.5" et 39 with 195/45/15 6.5" et 38

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