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    205/50-15 tires

    I would like to hear from anyone who has installed 205/50-15's on their car. I'm planning to swap my winters with 205/50-15's on 38-40 offset aluminum rims.

    I have VW springs on that rear that were the same length as OE, but gave me a FULL 2" lift on the rear. This will hopefully be a factor in helping solve the issue some owners have wider rear tires rubbing.

    Front springs have a booster, but it gave only 1/4" of lift.



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    Quote Originally Posted by robb View Post
    ...205/50-15's on 38-40 offset aluminum rims
    What width are the wheels?

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    I am running 195/50R15 tires on 15X7 rims. I also did the rear spring swap. If the fronts don't rub then you should be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    What width are the wheels?
    6.5". Sorry, that would have been helpful.

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    So you are talking 15x6.5" wheels with a 40mm offset. I am running that exact size wheel (details here). I am running 185-55 tires, but I would imagine the 205s you are considering would fit and probably not rub. The size difference is not that extreme compared to my tires.

    A 6.5" wide wheel with a 40mm offset is a very conservative, safe size on a Mirage for a 15" wheel. You can play with the numbers on this site: willtheyfit.com

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    Another site I use to compare sizes........
    https://tiresize.com/


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