Change 180/55/17 rear to a 190/55/17 rear tyre.
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    Change 180/55/17 rear to a 190/55/17 rear tyre.

    Hello all.
    just looking for feedback from anyone who has gone from a 180/55/17 rear tyre size to a 190/55/17 tyre.
    What I would like to know is if you had any fitment or handling issue by doing this.
    just thought going to a wider tyre will give me more contact patch and hopefully grip, plus increased tyre life as a bigger tyre may handle the birds weight better?
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    thank you
    Sam

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    Re: Change 180/55/17 rear to a 190/55/17 rear tyre.

    I have tried a 190 tire on the stock rim. I bought 3 of them for $40 each.

    Fitment-harder to wiggle the chain past the tire.
    Handling-less stable in turns, instability increasing with lean angle.
    Not increased tire life if you spend a fair amount of time on the side.
    Contact patch will be a miniscule amount larger. If you spend your time drag racing, that is the only positive I can grant.

    Advice --- buy the right size.

    I have 190's on my 6 inch rims, though.

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    Re: Change 180/55/17 rear to a 190/55/17 rear tyre.

    It works on a 6 inch wheel but not so good on the stock 5.5. Lower profile and wider ratio makes it crown more so your actually going backwards to what you think. Stay with the 180. I actually kept the 180 when I went to my Galespeeds which are 6 inches. Handles the same planted like a rail. And tips in and line changes mid turn no problem.
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    Re: Change 180/55/17 rear to a 190/55/17 rear tyre.

    Quote Originally Posted by iXXion View Post
    If you spend your time drag racing, that is the only positive I can grant.

    Advice --- buy the right size.

    I have 190's on my 6 inch rims, though.
    No good for drag racing either, similar contact patch ,smaller if anything and weighs about a lb. more.

    I'm running a 180 on a 6" rim, little tough to mount but nice and flat.

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    Re: Change 180/55/17 rear to a 190/55/17 rear tyre.

    Thank you for the replies.
    180 it will be.

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