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245/50r16 tyres are 30mm (just over 1") wider than 215/70r15. More of a difference is the diameter - 215/70r15 gives 26.85" or 682 mm, 245/50r16 is 25.65" or 651mm - just over 1", or 4.5% smaller - your speedometer will over-read by nearly 5%. Also bear in mind that you'll need new wheels for the 16" tyres (though that might be the whole reason you're ...

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