rvdz wrote:I have 225/60/16 tyres on lattices on mine, but they rub on the inner wheel arch on full steering lock. So definitely stick with 55s if you can.
Agreed, no more rubbing for me after I fitted 55’s.
Tyre size is nominal and varies between manufacturers and model of tyre. The only constant measurement between tyres is the 16" - some '225' tyres are wider than others. The width of the rim will also affect the width of the tyre. Another variable is the shape of the tyre and thus its tread width. Some tyres taper towards the tread, others have a virtually square sidewall. The variation in size and shape between particular makes and models of tyre is enough for some tyres to rub at full lock and others to clear the wheelwell, even when the tyres are nominally the same size.
The sensible thing is probably to put on 225/55 16 tyres which were recommended for the 8J wheel by Jaguar (7J had the recommendation of 225/60 16) - but I wanted to retain the extra cushioning of the 60 profile even though my car has 8J wheels. From research a couple of years back I reached the conclusion Michelin tyres have a nominally narrower width than average and a tapering profile - especially the Crossclimate. For this reason I put 225/60 16 Crossclimates on my Jag fitted with 8J BBS lattice wheels - they don't rub at full lock.
If you look closely the tapering nature of the tyre when compared to many others is visible in this photo:P1120606-70
, on Flickr
Link to a larger photo - the forum isn't accepting links to anything other than very small photos for some reason. There is some kind of glitch in the posting/editing too.https://www.flickr.com/photos/93150548@ ... otostream/