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WTF I think you need to re write your article because I'm not sure if you know what you are talking about 6.5 inches is 165mm. 5.5 inch is 140mm. so quite possible to fit a 165 size tyre. I re-measured my wheel and it is actually 6 inches wide (153mm) so here are my 6 inch wheels
I will also point out that cinquecento 165/55/13 wheels and tyres are a very popular modification and has been successfully tried many times. I also have seicento steel wheels that are also 4.5 inches and used 145/60/13 tyres which were a good balance as the profile was slightly smaller that the 145/70 and closer to the original 135/70 ratio.
You'll be fine with either of those sizes. I have 6.5 inches on mine at the moment with no rubbing issues but I do have spacers fitted as the offset was out but that's probably an issue with the wheels themselves rather than the width of them.
What is the offset/spacer combination you have with your wheels now gadge?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
My cromodora alloys are SIX INCHES WIDE that is from lip to lip (total width) the 5.5 inches that you are trying to catch me out on is the internal rim size that the tyre sits in. The fact that it say Alfa Romeo is irrelevant.
The original question that NathanMcM asked was if a 13x5 inch wheel or a 13x5.5 inch wheel would fit and what size tyres would fit without rubbing. There was no talk whatsoever about using a 12 inch wheel. Now because I didn't know if Nathan was talking about a wheel that is 5.5 inches in total or a wheel with an internal size of 5.5 inches
Now about legality because I'm getting really confused here. My car is NOT ILEGAL. You are not an expert in th UK laws regarding car road worthiness and are NOT in a position to give seemingly "expert" knoledge on the subject only opinions. My car passes its annual MOT every time and will in the future with these wheels fitted. They are well within the limits of the wheel arch and each axle has the same size fitted. Please do not tell me my car is ILEGAL again.
So now I shall go back to square 1. Nathan if you are haven't lost the will to live yet yes you can fit a 5 inch wheel or a 5.5 inch if you wish - that's total rim size by the way. So if your rim says 5.5j then you have a 6 inch rim.... and on that 6 inch rim
It it also quite possible to lower your car on this set up about 30mm and still not suffer any arch rubbing. Take it from a guy who has actually done this with success rather than a guy who writes articles about it.