What's more important to you--acceleration, or fuel economy? If you're like me, you should go with the 225/50-16s. They'll give you just a bit more pep on the low-end. The 235/55-16s will cut your acceleration a hair, but you'll gain it back in fuel mileage. I think the 225 width is more than adequate for traction purposes.Originally posted by sdavis1465@May 26 2004, 07:29 PM
Needing new tires, wanted to know which size would be better. I have a Gen 4 Bull and am still gonna use factory rims. My choices right now are 235/55/16 or 225/50/16. Which size would be better???
It's not very noticable. When your speedo reads 60, your going 57.9mph.Originally posted by jtkz13@May 26 2004, 10:28 PM
You dont want 225/50/16 because its about an 1" shorter than stock, so your speedo will be off and you will acrue mileage faster than what you are actually traveling.
Because it is a taller tire (0.4" taller.) Less rotation per unit distance (770 revs/mile vs 783 on stock size tires)... lower engine rpms at cruising speed. The weight and resistance are bad, but not as much of a factor in highway mileage as tire height. There's no reason to go with a width like 235 anyway, unless lateral traction is of utmost importance... I'm just trying to show the pros and cons of the two given options.so how would a wider heavier tire=more rolling resistance give u better gas mileage? just a thought