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    Drove through Arkansas last weekend. Made it through 3 of these rocky little wash-outs or planned stream-over-road things. One I decided against. This is with Eibach lowering springs, a heavy load (vacationing), and 165/65-14 tires.Name:  74E5DF76-3188-4CE3-84E4-6DCEF2EA46B8.jpg
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    I've just put some great wheels on my 2018 mirage DONT put195-50-15 on, they rub with 4 up, on the back so I've rolled the back arches but it still rubs on a bad road with 4 up, so unless I change my new tyres for 185s according to this thread I've turned a 4 seater into a 2 seater!!

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    I have 195-55-15 snow tires and they are mostly OK. The rear only rubs when going fast over a large bump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M3dave View Post
    I've just put some great wheels on my 2018 mirage DONT put195-50-15 on, they rub with 4 up, on the back so I've rolled the back arches but it still rubs on a bad road with 4 up, so unless I change my new tyres for 185s according to this thread I've turned a 4 seater into a 2 seater!!
    Good information, thanks for sharing!

    If your 195/50r15 (22.7" diameter) tires are rubbing, it's the width that's the issue because that size is only 0.1" taller than a factory size 175/55r15 (22.6" diameter) tire.

    I say this quite often on the forum - most seem happy with 165-185 wide tires on a Mirage. Anything wider warrants careful inspection. If someone doesn't like factory 165/65r14 or 175/55r15 tires choices, 175/65r14 (23") & 185/55r15 (23") are a good place to start looking at other options. Obviously rim offset and other factors can come into play, but these two size options seem to be safe bets with way more tire choices to pick from in the States.

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    I would still put 195 50 15 on.
    If it's a width issue, it might be resolved by installing 2 or 3 mm wheel spacers.
    I'm mostly driving alone anyway, the family goes in the SUV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProDigit View Post
    I would still put 195 50 15 on.
    If it's a width issue, it might be resolved by installing 2 or 3 mm wheel spacers.
    I'm mostly driving alone anyway, the family goes in the SUV.
    Your original request in this thread was about taller tires. A 195/50r15 is not what I would consider a taller tire. It's just wider than factory size tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Your original request in this thread was about taller tires. A 195/50r15 is not what I would consider a taller tire. It's just wider than factory size tires.
    Apologies, mistaken for 195 55 15.
    Yeah, from the looks of the photo, there's perhaps half an inch to an inch more to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProDigit View Post
    Apologies, mistaken for 195 55 15.
    Yeah, from the looks of the photo, there's perhaps half an inch to an inch more to go
    If someone is telling us to not use 195/50r15 tires because of rubbing issues, using a 195/55r15 will only make that issue worst. You talk about adding spacers, but spacers will just push the rims out farther & not help the rubbing situation at all. A different rim offset may help, however. Others may help in that area.

    I sense the appearance of the tires is what's important to you. For mileage & traction on a small economy car I will stick with 165/65r14 tires that are somewhat affordable. If the tire look was important to me, I wouldn't be driving a Mirage!

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