TheSmith wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Compared to the stock 205/55R16, this will provide an extra 0.8" of ground clearance.
Can you elaborate on the speedo being more accurate? Do you mean it was overestimating the speed in the first case?
Yes, the speedo reads quite accurately (according to municipal radar signs) with the oversized tires. Most factory setups tend to have high-reading speedometers (possibly to help keep us out of trouble
), and the LEAF must not be an exception. It's had the oversized tires as long as it's been with me--the selling dealership must have had them in the back when this LEAF came in on trade. It feels pretty at-home on rough roads, and looks a bit beefy with the wheel covers removed.
I didn't realize the ground clearance gain was that great! Thanks for doing the math. That division by 2 makes it difficult to increase clearance by much with tire size increase.