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Minus-Sizing Tires - But Not What You Think


RidingOnRailz
08-14-2016, 08:33 PM
Minus-Sizing tires is something one usually does if they have low profile(60-series or under) tires and want better traction in winter.

For me, that will be just a side benefit. I want to minus-size to improve on center feel, and REDUCE sensitivity to steering wheel inputs and road imperfections that tend to tug easily at low-profile tire/wide rim combos.

Will I get the results I want? Car is a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Ltd, 2.4L 4, and factory tire size: P215/55-R17.

Looking to minus size to 16" wheels, with a 60 or 65-series profile tire. Will this help achieve what I am after?

iracing
09-20-2016, 11:22 PM
you are correct. Snow tires generally have higher profile. They help tires' griping on snow road.
As for sensitivity, you can choose a wider tire. more friction, less sensible.
I recommend 225/60 R16 tires (you still have to confirm this size with your retailer). you can use those in winter, and change back to factory tires when snow is gone.

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