Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

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rmcamps
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by rmcamps » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:58 pm

:roll: my cactus will consume a little higher


cactuslarisa
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by cactuslarisa » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:11 pm

what pressure do you use for 205/55?
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Attesz
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by Attesz » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:07 am

Hi!
Here is a page that is useful for all tire and rim changes.
https://www.wheel-size.com/size/citroen ... 16hdi-eudm


cactuslarisa
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by cactuslarisa » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:19 am

Thanks
This page shows same pressure 2.3/2.1 front/rear for both profiles but the label in my cactus says 2.3/2.3 front/rear for 205/50r17.
So people who changed to 205/55 profile what pressure they suggest?
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Cactused
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by Cactused » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:27 pm

I've looked at this, but for 55 profiles the load ratings are only available in 91 or 95. Bottom line is the tyres are far more expensive: £115-130 for Michelin / Pirelli etc. 50 profiles are £90+?


witteadelaar
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by witteadelaar » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Good afternoon,
Interesting this change from 50 to 55.
I just bought my eat 6 with tyres 205 50 17 (just the last one of model 2017; new 2018 is now for sale here in Spain!).
I don't like so much the low height of the tyre and the Good Year but of course I will drive for a while with them.
Going in the future to 55 does that mean that my car will be appr. 2 cm higher, which I prefer anyway?
If so, there will be no problem in the 2 yearly security check? What about the warranty (the company in Madrid told I can't change from 50 17 to 55 16)?
Regards,
Rob


rob13
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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by rob13 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:47 am

Prestone wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:54 am
I did it on my cactus and it works just fine, as a bonus your speedo will show your true speed with a 55.

any pics?


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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by Prestone » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Here you go.

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Re: Changing tyre profile on 17" rim from 50 to 55

Post by rob13 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:17 am

Prestone wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Here you go.
looks great :)


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