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Hello! I am looking into finally getting rid of the horrible stock tires and I was hoping I could get some help.
I have a 2012 Hyundai Accent Sedan. The tires now are the stock Kumho's 195/50/16.
I know of the Continental DWS tires that come in the stock size, but I don't exactly want them due to their softness and other negative reviews.
I've been eyeing the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires, but they don't come in the stock size.
I did call tire rack and they said that none of the tire sizes would fit my car.
I believe some people do use 205/50/16 tires on their Accent Sedans, but I am not 100% sure.
Would it be safe for me to replace the stock tires with the 205's? Or would they rub or cause some other issue(s)? Would it be safe for me to buy the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires?
Thank you in advance!
 

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205/50/16 works very fine,this is a comparison between stock tires and 205.:D







Distance from fender edge to tire
195/50/16
7.5 cm

205/50/16
6cm





Distance from ground to body car
195/50/16
19 cm

205/50/16
19.8 cm



 

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With the wider tread , you <<may>> get a little worse fuel mileage, but the difference in handling, IMO, is worth the slight decrease.
 

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205/50-16 tires will work fine. The diameter difference between the 195/50-16 stock tires and the 205s is less than 2%. You'll get 4/10ths of an inch wider tread and 2/10ths of an inch more sidewall. I was in the process of doing the exact same thing with the P7s but have since changed my mind. Be advised that the P7s in the 205/50-16 size ( made in the US ) are apparently not the same as the international spec models ( made elsewhere ) as they weigh in at 22 lbs. vs. 19 lbs. Personally, I don't want to add 3 lbs. to each corner so I'll be looking for another alternative.
 
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