Tyre Width?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by ADY1983, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. ADY1983

    ADY1983 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, I’ve just bought Tracy a cheap car for a runabout.
    I was looking round the car like you do and checking Tyres etc. I noticed the front ones are 185/55/15 but the rears are 205/55/15.

    The car is a 2.0l Mondeo Ghia it’s got alloy wheels.

    Now we have a long journey to do Saturday, Could any me if the tyre width will make any difference on say motorway? I was thinking of having new 205 tyres put on the front too. There is nothing wrong with them and they have plenty of tread.

    I was just thinking it would be a little safer at Motorway speed?
     
  2. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    I can't imagine it would be unsafe, or that you would even notice. Just not ideal.

    I would find out whether either size is the 'correct' size as specified from new, and get two to match.
     
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    stevesey Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Staggered setup on a front wheels drive car is a little odd (but I do remember from my youth than hot mini's sometimes did something similar).

    Also the diameters are different would expect 185/55s to be matched with 205/50's.
     
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