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Recently I purchased all new tires and rims at Pep Boys. The 16x7 Proline rims were on sale for $199.00, for the whole set! So I went for it and got them. Next, I purchased all four tires that were size 205/40/16 and they looked great. My question is would've 205/50/16 still fitted onto my 1996 Kia Sephia without any modifications? The boys there at Pep Boys said that they would only install the 40's, not the 50's. So I didn't have no choice but to purchase the tires. It's a policy that they have and thats why the 50's were not installed. Guess I have to live with the tires I purchased, then I can go for the 50's. So my question is would've the 50's still have worked for my Kia?

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I believe that 205/50/16 tires are usually used for small SUV/Trucks and cars with larger wheel base. I could be wrong with that, so we'll wait for someone else to reply. Also you can prolly find some more info on Tirerack.

OH btw, how did you get the set for under $200?

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What was the original tire size?


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They were on sale since last weekend, so go check it out. There are a few to choose from.
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The original tire size was 175/70/13.
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The original tire size was 175/70/13.
The 205/40/16 will give you about -0.8% error on your speedo/gearing. The 205/50/16 will be too far off at about +6% approx (4.5mph @ 70) so looks like the tire fitters are right.

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