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Running a 205 tire instead of 215. Good or bad idea?
Hey I ordered a set of speedy lite 5 wheels 17x7 with 45 offset. My question is I am going to put some summer tires, havent chose which yet, and I would like some help on selecting a size.
I had 17x7 42 offset wheel, and it rubs when I have a full load in the back and hit a bump. It didnt rub really when I first got them, but I'm thinking the shocks maybe bend a bit more than before so I get more rubbing these days. I'm hoping the 45 offset wheel do not rub but I thought If I put a 205/50 17 tire on instead it wouldn't rub for sure.
Are there disadvantages to 205 tire, or the difference minuscule? I've heard running slightly more narrow tire could make cornering better because sidewall would be more stiff and trade off a little of comfort.
Thanks for your input