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I have been checking out the ECS too. They seem to run wide as many performance tires do. I think TireRacks numbers are more in line with industry standards not the actual tire size. Those who have them already say that the 205s seem somewhat wide, and would probably work even on an 8" rim. I'll be putting the 205/50 17s on 7.5" TrakLite Gears very soon, next week maybe if it warms up a bit.
That tire looks like it should work very well on a 7-inch wheel. Once they're mounted, let us know what the tread width is on the wide wheel.

The Rack details their tread width measuring procedure here: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=201. I wonder what Continental would say the width is if they were offering that information.

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That tire looks like it should work very well on a 7-inch wheel. Once they're mounted, let us know what the tread width is on the wide wheel.
Here are a couple pictures I swiped from another forum showing the ECS 205/50 on 15x7.5" Konig Hypergrams.




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Here are a couple pictures I swiped from another forum showing the ECS 205/50 on 15x7.5" Konig Hypergrams.
Those will work, and they have the added benefit of the taller sidewall, never a bad thing when choosing lightweight wheels for street duty.

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