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    Please advice regarding the specifications and brand. The standard size 185/55 R16, is not available in the local market. Recommendations I found in the market are Dunlop 205/55 R16, and Bridgestone EP150 195/60 R16. Another advice I had was to get the OEM alloys replaced, but don't feel like giving those up. If I do get either one of the above two tyres, what will be the drawbacks of having non OEM specifications. I heard it could cause ABS to fail. Also what would be he effect on fuel economy and handling?

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    Im already running oversize in my Fit RS which sumtimes touches shockabsorber lower plate
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    well i think removing oem rims is not a good idea .. but not sure if they are somehow related to abs i mean i wouldnt remove those
    as they look nice otherwise they dont have any relation to ABS i guess

    about tyre size with 205 you would have to reduce the profile size from 55 to like 45 otherwise it would touch the car with more weight
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    Thanks for the responses guys.
    @wasay_ahmed: Ouch, which size are you using?
    @suneelmunj: Agreed regarding oem rims. I'll see if 45 profile is available, but that would probably make it really uncomfortable, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imarehan View Post
    Thanks for the responses guys.
    @wasay_ahmed: Ouch, which size are you using?
    @suneelmunj: Agreed regarding oem rims. I'll see if 45 profile is available, but that would probably make it really uncomfortable, right?
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    It seems the closest size available in the market is 195/55r16, with diameter variance of around 1.8% vs 3.6% and 5% of 205/55 and 195/60 respectively. this is only available in bridgestone ecopia.

    http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-...5R16/195-60R16

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    Im running 215/45R17 on my Fit without a single rubbing issue or any sort of issue for that matter.

    205/50R16 or 205/45R16 would be your best bet for your car, dont worry about losing fuel consumption, you wont.

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    @rohaansaeed thanks for your input, these sizes certainly are a closer match, but wouldn't a lower profile mean a bumper ride? do you have any good brand suggestion for the 205/50/R16 which is available in local market?

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    @rohaansaeed thanks for your input, these sizes certainly are a closer match, but wouldn't a lower profile mean a bumper ride? do you have any good brand suggestion for the 205/50/R16 which is available in local market?
    I also thought 215/45R17 would mean a bumpier ride, worn out bushings and destroyed suspension.

    But let me tell you, Ive driven my car 50,000km on these same wheels/tires combo and I live in Karachi, we hardly have roads like Islamabad, car has survived and the ride isn't bumpy at all.

    Brand depends on your budget, Ive found Direzza DZ101 to be a good balance between performance and ride quality.
    Nankang NS2 are budget tires.
    GT Radial Champiros are again a good balance between performance and ride quality.

    All these are available in the sizes that suit you.
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    Here's how it sits on 215/45R17


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    @rohaansaeed looks great, and thanks for the advice.

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