- Feb 17, 2010
- 2004 Jetta (SOLD), 2004 Beetle, 2003 Jetta Wagon (parts car) all manuals all for sale
Sorry if I was not clear to eveeryone I mean 2" overall lift so I am only looking to get an extra 1" from the tires, but I want to go to 16" so the handeling side to side is not too sloppy.Dude, jcil, have to say I thought the same exact thing as tdicadguy. You said that upgrading the wheel size by 1" would give you 1" of lift. It has nothing to do with the wheel size, really. Obviously as you know a taller tire is what is going to give you the lift, which, btw, you can do with 15" tires also.
If you plan on adding a full 2" of diameter to your tires (since of course you only raise the vehicle half the gain in tire height increase), do your research to avoid crazy rubbing in the fender wells. I think a guy made a chart of tested tire size increases and what fits and what doesn't, hopefully it's easy to find. But 2" larger diameter is a lot.
What do you think of the following?
Stock Tire - 195/65R15 >Search Tires Tire 1 - 205/60R16 >Search Tires Tire 2 - 215/65R16 >Search Tires Section Width:7.67 in195 mmSection Width:8.07 in205 mmSection Width:8.46 in215 mmRim Diameter:15 in381 mmRim Diameter:16 in406.4 mmRim Diameter:16 in406.4 mmRim Width Range:5 - 7 inRim Width Range:5.5 - 7.5 inRim Width Range:6 - 7.5 inOverall Diameter:24.98 in634.49 mmOverall Diameter:25.68 in652.27 mmOverall Diameter:27.00 in685.8 mmSidewall Height:4.99 in126.74 mmSidewall Height:4.84 in122.93 mmSidewall Height:5.50 in139.7 mmRadius:12.49 in317.24 mmRadius:12.84 in326.13 mmRadius:13.50 in342.9 mmCircumference:78.47 in1993.1 mmCircumference:80.67 in2049.0 mmCircumference:84.82 in2154.4 mmRevs per Mile:832.6Revs per Mile:809.9Revs per Mile:770.3Actual Speed:60 mph100 km/hSpeedometer1:58.3 mph97.2 km/hSpeedometer1:55.5 mph92.5 km/hSpeedometer Difference: -Speedometer Difference: 2.802% too slowSpeedometer Difference: 8.087% too slowDiameter Difference: -Diameter Difference: 2.73%Diameter Difference: 7.49%