Looking to pickup some Scion TC wheels. Have a question.

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cptnsolo77
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Looking to pickup some Scion TC wheels. Have a question.

Postby cptnsolo77 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:23 am

The OE tire size is 215 45 17. Can I fit a 225 50 17 on safely ? I know that I will have less tire with the OE size so I want to try to compensate by putting on a slightly taller tire. How would this affect my speedo as well ? Thanks !
* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
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Re: Looking to pickup some Scion TC wheels. Have a question.

Postby BTR2003XRS » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:03 am

Since no one answered....

I have FRS wheels and ran 215/45/17 for a year. Matrix OE tire size for 17's is 215/50. I recently switched to that tire and I regret it. The car accelerates slower and gas mileage is worse. You can use a tire size calculator to see the MPH difference, but 77mph on 215/45 is about 75.

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Re: Looking to pickup some Scion TC wheels. Have a question.

Postby cptnsolo77 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:32 am

Thx for the reply 8-) I eneded up sticking to the OEM tire size, I didnt want to sacrifice the ride. After 10 years of owning the VIbe and finding a "quieter" tire....im sticking to my formula :lol:
* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on


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