View Full Version : 16x8jj fitment question

01-07-2003, 07:55 PM
Any one have any experience with 205-50's mounted on 16x8jj wheels? What are the cons with this combination? I have even seen this combination on cars for drift -even 205's on 9.5jj wheels. Any help is appreciated.

01-09-2003, 11:59 PM
narrow tires on uber wide wheels makes the sidewall very very VERY stiff, because it allows (requires) you to severely overinflate the tire

the point being that it eliminates the last flexible movable point that connects the car to the road

the effects are similar to installing poly bushings

typically when you are trying to get as much grip as possible out of a tire, the effects of having a 245 wide tire much outweigh the 'stiffness' of a 205..also some sidewall flex and give is a good thing in grip situations

however in drifting, traction is not the goal, but having a stiff solid conncetion to the road is necessary

id like to be there to witness sombody mounting a 205 wide tire on a 9.5 inch wheel...i cant imagian how difficult that would be, hehheh