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Trying to put on a mxv4 vs the stock mxm4 and the one only comes in the 215x50x17 vs. the stock 205x50x17 tire that came on it and will it fit on my 2005 t5 with no problem fitting no rubbing etc? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: tires 205x50x17 vs. 215x50x17 (marcm1)

I'm running 215/45/R18 and am about to go with 225. My wheels are 7.5" wide, I'm lowered and have no issues with rubbing unless I'm turned until lock. Hope that helps.<br>
 

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Re: tires 205x50x17 vs. 215x50x17 (marcm1)

Go to the Tech Section or to Tire Rack and Check Tires By Brand then By<br>Type , then By Testing and Spec's - It's all there Including - How Much RPM - Change You will Get - @ 60 Mph. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: tires 205x50x17 vs. 215x50x17 (marcm1)

Running 215/55/16's Lots of Room - could Easily Fit - 225/60/16 , but then the Weight would put Me into Suspension Up-Grade a 225/55/16 would be a little lighter this also would work on - My AWD .<p>Here's what's happening the factory's are running , thin, light, easy rolling tires to Obtain all the MPG They can get to Avoid Fines for Their Fleet MPG.<p><br>So When We go and put on a High Quality Tire It's going to be a lot Heavier and Load the Suspension - so You get 2 Things Bad - Lower MPG<br>and Slower Rebound Time . A Few Good Things You Get -are Better Looks ,<br>Much Better Handling , so long as You Keep It Close to Stock .<br>Hope This Helps .<p>There's a Few Truck or SUV Wheel Fitter's in My Area and so there are the 20" Tire Guys Running around and a few 22" - All I can Say is Hope they Up-Graded Their Brakes !<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>So When You Hear that some VW Guys are Putting on 19" - Just Laugh .
 
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