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Note that 195/50 are quite short compared to the original 165/80 tires. That is good for handling, and shortens your gearing, which are good things. But it makes the ride harder, makes you rev higher to keep up with freeway traffic, and does look a little out of place on the car IMHO.

I've used it in the past, and was happy with the benefits and willing to put up with the downsides.

A better match to the stock diameter would be 195/65 or 195/70.

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