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The weather is getting nicer and time to put back on my summer tires. Unfortunately they need replacing, so I am looking at upgrading the tires.

I want to stay with the stock 16 inch wheels and -

change the fronts from 205/55R16 to 215/55R16 or maybe 225/55R16
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change the backs from 225/50R16 to 255/50R16

If I understand correctly, the stock rims are 7 inches wide for the front and 8 inches for the back.

According to Tirerack, the new tires I want (BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2) the fronts work on rims from 6-8 inches with 7 inch being optimum for both choices and the backs are 7-9 inches with 8 inch being optimum. On paper this seems to work just fine, am I missing something?
 

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Moving to tires wheels brakes and suspension Mike
 
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