Wheels and Tires

Minus Sizing for Winter tires

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  • Sep 9th, 2020 1:58 pm
Jul 7, 2020
36 posts

Minus Sizing for Winter tires

I have a Kia Forte5 GT with 225/40R18 tires on 18" wheels. I'm thinking of going down to 16" for my winter set. Will I have any problems if I go with the tire size that comes standard on the EX trim? It comes with 205/55R16. The only difference I noticed is that the GT comes with 12" front disc brakes and the EX comes with 11" front discs (the rears are the same). Would I have any trouble going down to the 16" wheels? I was just going to get steel ones.
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Deal Addict
Sep 8, 2017
4627 posts
Yes, there is a chance that the 16" wheel won't fit over your larger brakes.

You can either test fit the wheel yourself, or check the Kia forums to see if anyone else has done this before.