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Fitting Smaller Rims


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#1 Gen2Galaxy

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 11:00 AM

Hello,

 

My '07 reg Galaxy Ghia currently has 17inch rims with 225/50ZR17 98W tyres. I find the ride to be quite harsh on typical roads. It needs new tyres so I'm thinking of replcaing the 17 inch rims with 16 inch rims so that I can fit higher profile tyres to give a more cushioned ride.

 

I'm not bothered about handling, just ride comfort and I think that higher profile tyres give more air and sidewall rubber between me and the road.

 

Does anyone know what the critical factors are when changing rim sizes - I've checked the handbook and 16 inch rims were an option when new, but I don't know much about rims, offsets, stud patterns etc. Would 16 inch rims automatically fit over my brake calipers? I'm presuming they would because, as I say, 16 inch rims were an option. I just want to be sure before I buy rims that don't fit or have other problems.

 

Regards,

 

 



#2 PURPLE_2L_LX

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 01:11 PM

Just make sure they are 16" from a Galaxy and you wont go far wrong.

 

Mondeo wheels would fit but unsure if they have the extra load rating that the

Galaxy requires?


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