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Old 01-04-2020, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default biggest tyre i can get on a 5.5 rim?

As it says, anyone know what the largest tyre I can safely fit to a 5.5" wide alloy wheel. I'm running 205 on the bug but want wider for a buggy project?
any tips appreciated dudes.
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This site thinks you're already over tyred

https://www.tyresizecalculator.com/t...dth-calculator
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As it says, anyone know what the largest tyre I can safely fit to a 5.5" wide alloy wheel. I'm running 205 on the bug but want wider for a buggy project?
any tips appreciated dudes.
You might just get away with it on a tall sidewall but it wont be the best in terms of performance. Do you have room to have them banded?
They're 205/60 on a 6.5" rim


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As it says, anyone know what the largest tyre I can safely fit to a 5.5" wide alloy wheel. I'm running 205 on the bug but want wider for a buggy project?
any tips appreciated dudes.
215/65 I have done before, balloons a bit at the side but personally do t think too outrageous / unsafe....
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thanks for the info guys,
it is for a buggy so clearance isn't a problem. more for looks.
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This site thinks you're already over tyred

https://www.tyresizecalculator.com/t...dth-calculator
May depend on the tyre, eg michelin xwx 205/ 70 r15 recommended rim sizes 5.5 to 7.5 (taken from michelin website ).
If I remember correctly I used to have a 255 profile on a 6" rim for my buggy. Can't remember the profile... 65 maybe. ..

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