Is it o.k. To put 195/45R16 tires on my rims when they now have 50R?

biggs71biggs71 Member Posts: 1
edited May 2016 in Mazda
Alright to put 45R16 instead of 50R16 tires on my rims which I have now?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 209,042
    biggs71 said:

    Alright to put 45R16 instead of 50R16 tires on my rims which I have now?

    What is the size of the current tires? Are they 195/50-16? Or some other size?

    The 2nd number (45 or 50) is a ratio. It doesn't signify anything by itself, without the other numbers.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Yes, give us the exact sizes of both choices.
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USMember Posts: 900
    No!! That would be going down in load carrying capacity and that leads to overload tire failures.
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