Hello I was wondering if I can use winter tires 195/55r16 on a 16x7 rim? Or can I use another 195/ which fit better ?

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The only 2 concerns about fitting a tire to a wheel are the diameter (they must be a perfect match), and the width (there's a range of widths that will fit).

In your case, you are fitting a 16" tire into a 16" wheel, so we only need to look at the width. According to this chart, 195 is the minimum width you can fit safely on a 7" wide wheel. Any 195 width tire will fit the same, changing the aspect ratio will only mess-up your speedometer and odometer.

Is 195/55R16 your OEM tire size?

  • On my Mercedes are the 16x7 rims and want to install 195/55r16 just want to make sure that will not course Amy problem. I have notice buying 195 are cheaper and better in snow
    – sven bohn
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 23:06
  • What is your OEM tire size? You need to make sure the circumference still matches.
    – tlhIngan
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 23:10
  • My regular size tire is 205/55r16
    – sven bohn
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 23:13

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