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255/50/16 on stock 16" rim.. Bad idea?

This is a discussion on 255/50/16 on stock 16" rim.. Bad idea? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I have a 1998 T/A with the stock 16" rims. It's going to be lowered 1.5" soon, and I was ...

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    255/50/16 on stock 16" rim.. Bad idea?

    I have a 1998 T/A with the stock 16" rims. It's going to be lowered 1.5" soon, and I was wondering what size tires I should run. Should I just stick with 245/50/16, or would 255/50/16 be better? I don't want any rubbing or clearance issues, that's why I'm worried. Any thoughts? (Tried searching, but nothing came up..)
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    I'm sure there is at least ONE person on here that can tell me if 255/50/16 tires are safe to run on stock 16" rims with no rubbing issues..

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    yes they will be fine. done it many times over the years.

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    Too late, haha.. I ordered a set of 245/50/16 Generals last night

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    255 50 16 is 10 mm wider the 245 50 16 and 10mm is that much more tire in grip with. i do 255 on mine but no wider

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