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Old 08-08-2019, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fastflyer View Post
Hello, I need to change tires on my bmw e36.
Oem has 205 60 15.
I think on 195 65 15 that is 1.18% taller.
Or 185 65 15 but it's 0.88% smaller.
Lots of A rated tyres in your original size
If you go to B rating, they get a LOT cheaper

I'm running these (in another size though) :
Dunlop Sport BluResponse 205/60 R16 92H

Wear well, drive well
Quiet
"only" B rated, but also only 50-70% of the price A rated tyres ...


Going taller requires other wheels - you'll never get that price back from the difference in fuel consumption ...



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Another option is with 17 wheels, OZ Breyton that they are very aerodynamic:
205 50 17 that is 1.53% taller.
Looks very heavy
And heavy or heavier wheels are no good for FE

17" will be more expensive, killing any Fuel Economy gains (if there are any ...)
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