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Old 11-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default snow tire question

what are the pros/cons to having 195/60R 15 snow tires on my 06 impreza 2.5, versus having the recommended stock 205/55R 16?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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I assume this is a crosspost of the one in the newbies section.

Nothing except a misreading speedometer and possibly slightly worse mileage due to the change in gearing. Since you mentioned in the other thread that you're asking because of a set you have available (rather than buying new), go for it. They'll work fine.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:50 AM   #3
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there arnt going to be any serious downsides other than dry grip as sniper said you will have a little lower gearing and because of that your spedo will be slightly off, nothing to worry about though.
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