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Tire and fit question, stock rim

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Hi guys.. A quick question:

I have the stock 17 rims on (17 x 7 I believe) my IS and I am replacing my 215/45 s with winter tires..

Now by one method or another, the tires I got from Tire Rack are the wrong size (I don't want to get into that now, I'm pretty upset considering I drove to another state (they were delivered to my parents) to get them installed only to find out they were the wrong size).. I still don't understand what happened but I will call them tomorrow first thing.

Anyway, what I got was 205/50 s .. Now the question is, can I mount the 205/50 safetly on my rims ? I talked to NTB, and they said no problem.. But I talked to another place, and they wouldn't have anything to do with it saying that you cannot SAFETLY put a NARROWER tire on your rims than the stock tires.. I will call Lexus tomorrow, but I trust you guys more than my local dealer..

So can I safetly replace my 215/45 with 205/50 ?? I really don't want to have to go through the pain in the *** of trying to return these, pay for shipping *3* times (original, return, and replacement set) if I don't have to..

Whats your advice ??

Thanks all

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205/50 17 is a better size to run in the winter. The narrower tire will have the best snow and ice traction. This size will fit on anything between 5.5 and 7.5 inches. Did you place this order online? If you like you can PM me your order number and what you would like us to do and I can see about it.
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