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Hi, you have probably heard this a hundred times before, but i have just bought a Soul echo and

wondered if anyone had fitted 195/55s on 16in alloys. Would they look naff or should I go for 205s?

I have also heard conflicting reports about the wheel offset, what is it?

Hope someone can help, seems like a very friendly forum.
 

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Bolt Pattern: 5 x 114.3

Thread Size: 12 x 1.50

OEM Hex: 21mm

Hub Ring: 67.1

Offset: +54 (Confirmed on the inside of the Rim aswell)

225/45-18 this is the size for the factory 18"

205/55-16 this is the size for the factory 16"

195/65-15 this is the size for the factory 15"

i assume you are unhappy with the lumpy ride and noise of the 18s and want a bit of comfort. Personally i think the 16 wheels look fine, especially in black - tho i do prefer the 18s for looks only. Tyre width....you are only talking 10mm difference..... could anybody really spot the difference???..... i doubt it. But you will be rewarded with a much cheaper and wider choice of tyre - to improve the ride quality and road noise still further.
 

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18" wheels look really good and the ride is more than acceptable though the tyres are a little high on cost,I think the 15" look to small but certainly the ride on the 16" is a little better than the 18" but not worthlosing the good looks of the 18" wheels which do give better handling than the 15" and 16" wheels.
 

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There are several posts on tyre noise. I get no noticeable noise with 16's.
 

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Tyre noise is not a problem with the 18" Hankooks but I have nothing to compare it with really on other Souls only other cars I have driven and in comparison with thoses it's not bad at all.
 

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its partly down to the road surfaces we frequent...... the A50 is terrible....... 75mph in the Tempest and your ears are ringing....the surface is coarse and the nexen magnify it. I went touring down cambridge way....what a revelation!!!....no hills and very smooth roads.... it was like having a different car.
 
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