Tallest tire that fits stock height xB with factory 16" wheels - Page 2 - Scion XB Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default

Quick update--on 11/23/14 I took the plunge and bought the larger tires I wanted in size 215/60/16. The tires fit fine with no rubbing and fill up the wheel wells nicely. In fact, two locals that saw my 'B first with the original tires and then later with the larger tires both commented (separately) how much better it looked after I lowered it. Since I did not lower it (it actually sits .7" higher) I was flattered.

Since then, I've only been able to put 110 miles on it but I have not experienced any problems whatsoever. No tire rubbing anywhere in any driving situation and no ABS, trac control, or any other electronic-related issues to report. Even some spirited performance driving failed to induce any problems (thank goodness, lol).

I'll post some pics as soon as I can. Unfortunately, it's dark when I leave for work and is dark again when I return home. I'll have to wait for a weekend to get some daylight pics. Such is the life in December in Northeast Ohio during the Winter. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond!

Thanks!

xBTom
xBTom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Senior Member
 
hikingmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 601
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Garage
Default

That's cool, good to hear. Yes, please post pics when you get a chance. I do understand the current seemingly perpetual darkness

2012 Classic Silver Metallic toaster!
Mods: TRD Cold Air Intake, C-pillar Cubbies, LED Blinkers & Reverse, Rear Bumper Protector, LED Interior & License Plate
My site: hikingmike.com
hikingmike is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-28-2015, 12:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

I know this is a little late. Sorry about the delay. Haven't been on the forums in a while. Here are some pics of mine with 205/65/16's on stock steel.







....And a more recent one to show where I am on it. Sorry bout the dirty state.

box monkey is offline  
 
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-28-2015, 05:12 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Garage
Default

Cool thanks for posting ....This just confirms my 205 65 16 order ! I like the way the gaps are closed up with the taller tire at 26.5 inches vs stock 24.9 inches . PS here is a chart I made during my research to show the various ballpark sizes- rim combos for others to use....... J


SCION XB Tire Size Comparison

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
205/55-16 4.4in 12.4in 24.9in 78.2in 811 0.0%
205/60-16 4.8in 12.8in 25.7in 80.7in 785 3.2%
225/45-18 4.0in 13.0in 26.0in 81.6in 777 -2.0%
235/45-18 4.2in 13.2in 26.3in 82.7in 766 -0.6%
205/65-16 5.2in 13.2in 26.5in 83.2in 761 6.5%

2015 XB BLACK ON BLACK AUTO
39% TINT FRONT WINDOWS,STRIP
SCOTCH GUARDED ENTIRE INT.
BULLY TRUCK MATS -BLACK
TRUNK MAT BLACK RUBBER
DR33 CHARCOAL COLORED RIMS
205 65 16 MICHELLIN AS
SCION MUD FLAPS F/R
WEATHERTECH IN CHANNELS
EGR BUG SHIELD
sootie007 is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 10:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

Question on ride quality and handling? I believe handling suffers, but I'm more interested in a smoother ride and versatility. Thanks for your response.
Beto is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome