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Has anyone else noticed that the difference in the two standard wheel and tires packages is weird?

Meaning that, the S model comes with 195/60/15 yet the SL comes with 195/55/16? That makes no sense.

If the S comes with 195/60/15, the SL should be 205/50/16.

In general, these are awkward tire sizes. In my opinion, the following should be the standard sizes, which makes more sense, and is what most cars come with:

195/65/15 or upgrade to 205/55/16.

Does any of what I am saying make sense to you all?

I know the rims and tires guys (or gals) will agree with me on this.
 

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Those 2 tires almost have the same outer diameter. The 195/50-16 is shorter by .4".

It was the same back in 2000 when Nissan released the regular Sentra SE with 195/60-15 tire & the Sentra SE with the performance package & 195/55-16 tires. It's a Nissan thing I guess.

You will also notice that there aren't that many 195/55-16 tires to choose from. It gets annoying. Nissan needs to quit using that tire size. The only thing remotely decent in that size is the Falken Ziex ZE-912.
 

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Actually it makes perfect sense. With the difference in tire size for both being 1% off from each other the speedo is off .6 Mph. These have almost exactly the same roll out. With the 205/55/16 you suggest it is now 2.7% off and the speedo now off 1.6Mph. However in the grand scheme both are close enough not to really matter.
 

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No, I said with the current 15" stock set up (195/60/15), the logical upgrade to 16" should be 205/50/16, which mean the difference in tire is 0.6% and the speedo is off by 0.4 MPH, which is better than the numbers you posted.

I merely suggested that the 15" and 16" should be changed to 195/65/15 and 205/55/16, respectively, which gives a tire difference of 0.4% and only 0.2 MPH differnce in the speedo.

There is no logic in Nissan's decison to take a 195 15" tire and upgrade the tire to 16" with the same width (195). NO ONE DOES THAT, find one example of another car company with this set up.
 

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New forum member - is anyone actually running the 255 / 50 / 16's on stock cube sl alloy rims? I have snows in this size and hoped to use them. Any problems?

Henry
 

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That is super fat & tall. You'll have all kinds of rubbing issues on the fenders & maybe even against the suspension. Unless you meant 225/50-16. Even then, those tires would probably give you some rubbing.
 

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Sorry - I did mean 205/50-16. I had the tires put on today. Appearance wise I think it's a great size for the cube. Fills the wheel arch nicely and gives the little rig a great stance. With the snowy conditions in Toronto these past few days I found the cube low in the nose. I think the added tire diameter is advisable for snow conditions...

Henry
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Shearpin said:
Sorry - I did mean 205/50-16. I had the tires put on today. Appearance wise I think it's a great size for the cube. Fills the wheel arch nicely and gives the little rig a great stance. With the snowy conditions in Toronto these past few days I found the cube low in the nose. I think the added tire diameter is advisable for snow conditions.

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Total diameter of the 195/60-15 is 15" + 2x.6x195mm = 15" + 9.2" = 24.2"
Total diameter of the 205/50-16 is 16" + 2x.5x205mm = 16" + 8.1" = 24.1"

What additional tire diameter is that?

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If the S comes with 195/60/15, the SL should be 205/50/16.
 

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Shearpin said:
Sorry - I did mean 205/50-16. I had the tires put on today. Appearance wise I think it's a great size for the cube. Fills the wheel arch nicely and gives the little rig a great stance. With the snowy conditions in Toronto these past few days I found the cube low in the nose. I think the added tire diameter is advisable for snow conditions...

Henry
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I have the s and put on larger size snow tires and I think it looks good, a friend said it looks beefy :D :D
hmm, there's a name beefy cube..
 
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