How Do I Change Tire Sizes on My Car Safely?

Monday, September 19, 2011 by Doc Horvath

Tire and Wheel MeasurementWhile the wheels and tires that are equipped on new cars have been designed to compliment the car and provide an acceptable level of comfort and handling, many of our customers feel that they are not necessarily the best "fit" for their individual taste. In most cases, changing the wheels and/or tires is a great way to personalize your vehicle quickly and safely. However, how do you know which sizes will fit your vehicle? Leave that to us!

When a new model of car or truck is released, we will bring the vehicle in to our facility for evaluation and measurements. When verifying wheel measurements for each application, we measure:

  • Bolt pattern
  • Centerbore
  • Hub interference
  • Load capacity
  • Lug hardware
  • Suspension components
For more information on how we measure critical components of your vehicle, read "How We Know What Fits." Performing these tests guarantees that the tires and wheels we sell you are going to fit your vehicle. These measurements also ensure that there will be no issues with the accuracy of your speedometer/odometer which could also affect the ABS or traction control system the vehicle may have. A tire that is too small (or too tall) can confuse the electronics of the car and cause these systems to malfunction when needed.

Shop by vehicle to find the tires and wheels that are sure to fit your vehicle!

Comments on How Do I Change Tire Sizes on My Car Safely?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by robert:
i have a 1/2 ton 4x4 pick up it has 30/950/15 tires on it what size do i need to match them.
Friday, November 18, 2011 by scott wolf:
My 2008 Honda Accord LXP came with P215/60R16 as OEM. Can I safely put P225/60R16 on it as a replacement? Would it impact comfort? I don't really care about fuel efficiency or acceleration. I read a great review on Hankook Optimo 727s and would like to get a set, but no one has the OEM size, but I have found the up size. My primary concerns are comfort, low noise, and wet/snow traction. Got a recommendation for around $110 per tire?
Sunday, November 20, 2011 by sam:
hi, i have a dodge grand caravan 2002 with 215/60/R16 tires in it now, i put winter tires 225/50/R16, is it safe? thank you
Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Holly Spear:
I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X Unlimited. What is the largest sized tire I can get without needing a lift? Currently, I'm riding the factory tire: Goodyear Wrangler 255/75R 17. I would like a larger diameter and a bit wider as well.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Doc:
Dear Holly,

Thanks for posting a question on my blog. Unfortunatley the Original Equipment wheels (either 16" or 17") were built specifically for the OE tire sizes, so there are not many alternate sizes we guarantee to fit. For reference, we can guarantee the 235/75R16 for 16" wheels and 255/75R17 for 17" wheels. Hope this helps !
Sunday, August 26, 2012 by RAY:
I HAVE A 2004 CHEVORLET CAVALIER WITH 195/65R15 IN. TIRES. CAN I PUT A 215/60R15 IN. TIRE ON IT
Monday, September 10, 2012 by John Rhinehart:
I have a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer SS that come from the factory with 255 50 r20. What size tire can I run saftley with out any changes or modifications to my truck.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by doc:
Ray,

The 215/60R15 tire size is a little taller than we'd recommend, and will cause the speedometer to register s slighly slower speed than you are actually travelling.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by doc:
John,
If you keep the 20" wheels, our only other recommended size is 265/45R20. That size is just slightly wider with a slightly shorter sidewall (0.35" to be exact).
Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Michelle:
I have a 2003 Chevy Tracker ZR2 convertible with 215 75 r15. Can I change to 205 75 r 15? I am in Hawaii and cannot find 215 75 tires - all out of stock. thanks
Monday, October 29, 2012 by doc:
Dear Michelle,
The 205/75R15 tire size you mentioned is a little narrower and smaller in diameter than the "stock" size, so it could not be mixed in with your existing tires. If you change all four tires at the same time, consider the truck tire size of 30x9.5R15 as a better option compared to the smaller size.
Monday, November 5, 2012 by Robb:
I drive a 2013 Accent GLS Sedan and it has the 16" OEM rims with 185/55R16 tires for all season. I have a set of 205/65R16 snow tires from my old car and want to be sure they will fit my vehicle. I know they will cause an issue with the speedometer but will they work on my car?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by randy springstead:
2002 GMC Envoy, spec tire size is 245/65-17 what are my options to chang size and what will the results be?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by doc:
Robb,
The overall diameter of your 185/55R16 tires is 24", and the 205/65R16 is a much taller 26.5". I have two concerns with the taller tire; I would expect a little rubbing if the spring were fully compressed (or bottomed out), and that your ABS or any traction control systems would not function properly when needed. I'd recommend finding another home for the taller tires.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 by Don:
I have a Dodge Durango 2001 4X4. My car has 265/70 R16 on it. I want to change to 245/75 R16 is this possible without causing problems.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 by PAP:
Had dicussion at work yesterday - man said you can go from 17" to 15" wheels and tires if bolt pattern and tire/wheel height matches - Is this so ?
Sunday, November 11, 2012 by curtis:
I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited that currently has 245/65 17. What are my options for sizes. I want a little more aggresive tread and have always had great luck with Goodyear Wranglers. I like the AT/s but it is not offered in this size.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by doc:
Don,
The 245/75R16 is the same diameter as your 265/70R16, and just a little narrower. Assuming you wheels are no wider than 8", the narrower tires will fit just fine.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by doc:
PAP,
For most vehicle, switch wheel sizes is not a major problem. Other than the factors you mentioned, we have to be careful to check the smaller wheels to make sure they clear the brake calipers on the car before guaranteeing fitment. For best results, reference your vehicle online (www.tirerack.com) or call in for our recommendations
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by doc:
Curtis,

Assuming your (factory) wheels are 7.5" wide, you can go up to a 275/55R17 tire size, but we do not have anything from Goodyear (or other brands) in an "all terrain" tread pattern. We can also guarantee 255/60R17 and 265/60R17 sizes, but neither have any all terrain options. To get an all terrain tire, you would have to do a tire that is taller or wider than we could guarantee to fit. Sorry I could not help further.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Steve:
I have a 2012 Honda Fit base model. Tire size is 175/65R15. The tire options in that size are very limited. Are there other tire sized that I can safely consider without changing the wheels?

THANKS MUCH.
Friday, November 16, 2012 by Doc:
Steve,
Assuming your wheel is at least 5.5" wide, we guarantee the 195/65R15 as a great alternative size. This size is approximately 1/2" wider and 0.3" taller in overall diameter, so there is little effect on instrument accuracy.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 by Gary:
Have Ford Explorer Sport Track with 235/75/R15 tires on now. Can I replace with 215/65/R15? Thanks for your help.
Monday, November 19, 2012 by Don:
I have an 08 Mazda 5 that I would like to get a more comfortable and longer wearing tire for. It came with 205/50-17 tires. I would like to get something with a taller sidewall and overall better ride comfort. What size could I go up to on thios vehicle?

Thank you,
Don
Monday, November 19, 2012 by doc:
Gary,
Your 235/75R15 is approximately 29" in overall diameter, while the 215/65R15 is much too small at 26" overall. The smaller tire's load capacity would not be enough to be used safely on your Ford. Sorry !
Monday, November 19, 2012 by doc:
Don,
The tallest tire we can use on your stock wheel is a 215/50R17, so I'd recommend you look at something in a Touring or Passenger All Season tire (H rated) for best results.
Friday, December 14, 2012 by shannon:
will 215/55R17 fit on my 98 ford explorer?
Saturday, December 15, 2012 by Brian:
Doc,

I have a new Ford Escape with 16" wheels/tires, total diameter of not quite 27". I'd like to put on 20" wheels/tires which would be 29.6" diameter. Will it work out?
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by doc:
Shannon,
Your Explorer needs to have a tire that is least 29" in overall diameter to carry the weight of the vehicle, and the tire size you referenced is only 26.3" tall so they would not be safe to use. The largest size we can guarantee is 255/70R16 for reference.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by doc:
Brian,
The tallest size we can guarantee is a 245/45R20 which is 28.7" in overall diameter. Your tire size might have a small chance of rubbing if the springs were fully compressed..
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Donnie:
Doc, I have a 2003 Dodge Durango, I have 265/70R16 on it right now, will a P255/75R17 fit the stock wheel?
Saturday, December 22, 2012 by doc:
The 255/75R17 would be a little narrower but 1.3" taller in diameter which will will cause some inaccuries in the speedometer. Naturally, tire sizes ending in R17 would need a 17" diameter wheel so your stock 16" wheels would have to be replaced as well.
Monday, January 28, 2013 by tyler:
i have a 05 hyundai santa fe that has p225/70r16 on it right now, was considering goodyear duratrac lt245/75r16, i understand the duratrac's would be about 3/4in wider and 2in taller and would change the correctness of the speedo, however i do vary little hwy driving, mostly back road (unplowed 60% of the time), and moderate off road and the stock size has left me spinning and even travling different routes all together. but am i looking way to big?
Monday, January 28, 2013 by doc:
Tyler,
I'm concerned that the bigger tires will cause some issues with your ABS system, and cause additional stress on the driveline of your Hyundai.

I'd have you move up to the slightly larger 235/70R16 and have you consider the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor or General Grabber AT2
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by Marlowe:
I have a 2011 BMW 135i convertible with sport package, built before 9/10. What tire size options do I have if I go to a 17" wheel for winter?
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by doc:
Marlowe,
Our two best recommendations are either 205/50R17 or 215/45R17 to stay close to the original equipment tire's diameter and load capacity. Once you enter the vehicle information on our website, click the link for Winter Tire & Wheel Package link and then opt for the "build your own package" option to get to the 17"
Sunday, February 10, 2013 by Steve:
My 2001 Honda accord has 205 65r15 tires on it. I put 205 70r15 snow tires on the frount. they look like a taller tire, will this cause a problem?
Sunday, March 10, 2013 by Anne:
I have a 2005 Trailblazier ,tirer size are 235 70 R16,can I replace all 4 tires with 235 75 R16,thanks.
Monday, March 11, 2013 by doc:
Anne,
Your Trailblazer came with the 235/75R16 size as original equipment, so it would be best to get that size back on the truck.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 by greg:
I just bought awesome tires for my 2001 honda odyssey that are 215/65/16. Now I am getting a 2010 honda odyssey that has horrible tires on it, but it uses 235/65/16. Can I safely put the tires from my 2001 on my new 2010?
Sunday, March 24, 2013 by Donna:
I have a Honda Fit Sport. OEM tire size is 195/55R15. I found a good price on 4 all season radial tires that are 195/65R15. Will these fit my car ok? Thank you very much for your advice!
Thursday, March 28, 2013 by doc:
Donna, the 195/65R15 size you referenced is 1.6" (6.8 %)taller in overall diameter compared to your original equipment tire, and would be too tall for us to guarantee fitment.

Our concerns would be that the larger diameter will cause malfunctions with your ABS and/ or traction control systems, and that the tires might and cause damage to both the car and the tires.

I'd recommend passing on the larger size for safety's sake.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 by doc:
Greg,
Unfortunately the newer Odyssey is geared for the larger tire (so ABS and / or traction control would be adversely affected), and the smaller tire from the older Odyssey would not have enough load capacity to be used safely on the new model.

Sorry for the bad news !
Monday, April 1, 2013 by Brandon:
i have 2011 subaru impreza 2.5i im looking to change the tire size i have tires from my old nissan maxima on aftermarket rims will the size 235/45/17 with a 40mm offset, fit on the subaru
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Kelly:
My girlfriends 2007 Ford Explorer has P235/65R18 tires which are a expensive tire. Is there an optional size tire we can switch to that would be cheaper?
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by doc:
Kelly,
The only alternate size we can recommend is the 255/55R18, and while there would be a better variety of options in that (wider) size the prices would be nearly identical to the 235/65R18 size you have currently. Sorry I did not have better news !
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by doc:
Brandon,
235/45R17 would be wider than we could guarantee to fit without rubbing on the inner fenders. Nissan has a different bolt pattern, so we would not expect the wheels to interchange (even with a bolt pattern adapter). Hope this helps !
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by sonja:
My son's 97 explorer has 235/75/15 can I put any other size on? I found some 215/75/15 that he likes but want to know what size he could safely change to.Thanks
Thursday, April 11, 2013 by doc:
Sonja,
The only alternate size we can recommend is the 225/70R15. The tire size you referenced would be narrower and could cause some handling issues.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by James:
My Father has a 97 Dodge Grand Caravan with pretty worn 4 P205/75r15

A friend of ours wants to sell a set of almost new 4 P235/70r15 tires off of her Ford Explorer so she can buy off-road tires. Will the P235 tires fit the Caravan? Thank you.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Rick:
my son has a 2001 chev s10 with 235 55 R16...these are expensive and difficult to find. What options do i have that will fit on the existing rims? thx
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by doc:
Rick,
The only alternate size we can recommend is 245/50R16, which has a few more options but still not a huge variety. Anything wider that 245 has been know to rub with full lock turning (like in a U turn), so there is not much room to vary the size unfortunately.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by shirley:
Can I use 235/70/R17 on a 2002 gmc Denali?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by doc:
Shirley,
Assuming you have a GMC Yukon Denali, then the 235/70R17 size you mentioned would be smaller in diameter than the original equipment size (265/70R17) to be used safely. Sorry !
Saturday, June 8, 2013 by Kenyetta:
My 2004 jeep cherokee had 245 R70 16 rims and tires and I put 265 R65 17 rims and tires will this fit because I'm having problems with my tires shaking when driving on uneven pavement?
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Nick:
I need to replace my 235/75/15 tires on my 1996 V8 AWD Ford Explorer.I would like a wider tire look. What is max possible: 255/70/15 or?
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by doc:
Kenyetta,
The 265/65R17 tire size you mentioned is slightly larger in diameter than recommended, but that larger diameter would not normally cause a vibration by itself. I'd have the balance rechecked and make sure that the wheels are checked to make sure that they are not bent or damaged. Someone from a tire/wheel shop will need to do a test drive with you to determine the issue
Monday, June 17, 2013 by Mike:
I have a 07 suzuki xl7 v6 AWD which currently has 235/65/r16 all season tires on it. I would like to switch to 235/70/r16 mud and snow tires. Could this change seriously compromise how my vehicle runs, my vehicle's performance or safety? Thanks
Monday, June 24, 2013 by doc:
Mike,
The 235/70R16 tire size you referenced is 0.9" taller in overall diameter, so your speedometer would show you going approximately 3% faster than your actual speed. The taller tire would also be slightly heavier than your current size, so braking distance and fuel economy would be affected slightly as well. We have not measured an example of your vehicle to see how tall of tire we can guarantee to fit, and the only other size we can guarantee is a 255/60R16 which would be wider but the same overall diameter. Hope this helps !
Thursday, July 4, 2013 by Chris:
Hello there! I bought a 1994 Lexus SC400 which I really regret now, because it came with aftermarket 24 inch rims/tires. These are waaaay too big as the stock size is only 16 inches for this car. I now need to get normal tires for this car again. Assuming I went back to original stock size, would this be fine? Or will I need to have some adjustments made to the car first? For example, what if the people who put these large 24 inch tires on the car, modified it first, is it going to be simple/cheap to convert it back so that it will accept normal tires again? Or can it just be an easy swap? I'm really confused....Thanks for any help!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by doc:
Chris,
Assuming your Lexus was not modified (bigger brake calipers / lowering springs / suspension lifts, etc), you should be able to pop a set of 16" (or 17" or 18") wheels on with no concerns. I'd have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic to see if anything "out of the ordinary" is going on there.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 by Sajid:
I have a ford explorer 2005 XLT. The standard size mentioned is 235/70/R16. I just wanted to know if I can install 245/70/R16?
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by doc:
Sajid,
The 245/70R16 would be about 1/2" wider and taller in diameter than your current tire, but is a safe size to use as an alternative on your OE wheel.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Bob:
My Granddaughters car is a 99 Cavalie Z24 convertible, the tires are 195/65R/15, my 99 Grand Prix which I'm selling has 205/70R/15 tires. are there any issues on either vehicle if I swap the Grand Prix tire & Rims, with the Cavalier & vice versa? thanks
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Doc:
Bob,
The Cavalier shares the same platform as the Pontiac Grand Am, so we would consider the wheels and tires to be interchangeable. Your Grand Prix uses wheels that are a different bolt pattern (5x115 while the Chevy uses 5x100)and tires that would be a little over an inch too tall. Without costly adapters, the two wheels could not be used on the other vehicle. Sorry !
Saturday, August 10, 2013 by fred:
What other sizes can I use to replace my 235/55/r16 tires on my s10? I want to change the tire size for more option
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Doc:
Fred,
The optional size we can recommend for 16" wheels is 235/60R16, which is just under 1" taller in diameter but should fit the same wheel you have currently. There is a much better selection in that size for sure.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by naa:
hi, can i use 235/70/16 on my 2005 santa fe?
and will it cause any issues?
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Doc:
Naa,
The 235/70R16 size is approximately 1/2" wider and 1/2" taller (overall) compared to the original equipment tire size, and will fit the original equipment wheel safely. We have used that size on your Santa Fe with great success.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Phil:
I have a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4, current tire set up is 245/65/17. Was wonder can I go to 265/70/17

Firestone Destination M/T or A/T
31.9. 31.7. Tire diameter

BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
31.7 Tire Diameter
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Doc:
Phil,
We would expect that a lift kit would need to be added for any tire diameter over 31" tall. Without the lift, we would expect the tire sizes you referenced to rub in tight turns or if the springs were fully compressed.
Friday, September 13, 2013 by Tom:
I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu with p215/60r15 can I put p215/60r16 on my car ??? Plz help
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Doc:
Tom,

To keep the diameter as close to stock 25" diameter as possible, we recommend using 225/50R16. Tire size 215/60R16 would be a little taller (26.2") than we could guarantee to fit without rubbing.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by daniel:
Would 215/70R16 with 16" rims be okay for my 2011 honda odyssey?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Doc:
Daniel,
The 215/70R16 is a little too small in diameter (27.8" overall) compared to the OE tire (29" tall) to be used safely as it may cause issues with your ABS and / or traction control systems. The narrowest tire we can guarantee to work is 225/65R17 for reference.
Sunday, October 13, 2013 by staci:
I currently have 245/55/18 on a 2011 camaro.I am having trouble finding snow tires, can I safely go to a smaller size.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Doc:
Staci,
Our records indicate that your Camaro has a 18x7.5" wheel, which we could also use a 235/60R18 and have the correct diameter and load capacity to be safe. Hope this helps !
Sunday, October 20, 2013 by Eli:
I have a 2012 Accord SE with stock wheels, a friend of mine is changing his 2013 Odyssey Touring, will his tires 235/60r18 fit my Accord?
Monday, October 21, 2013 by Chad:
I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherkokee Laredo with stock 245 70r17
can i safely go to a larger 265 70r17?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Greg:
I have a 2009 KIA Sportage LX, OEM tire size is 235/60R16. Can I safely put 235/70R16 tires on it (original rims)?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Dawn:
I have 2005 ford explorer limited that currently have all seasons 245/65/17 and for winter I wondered if I could put on 215 / 60 / 17?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Greg:
Sorry in my earlier question I noted my Sportage as an LX, it is actually an EX if that matters.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Antonio Fuller:
I had a 2001 lincoln ls with 20" ferretti 374 the rims where very nice but would sometimes hit the top of the wheel wale causing the frame watch is bent under the wheel to come out then when bumped again cut the tire. I think this is because of the way the lincoln is designed to ride. I now have a 2006 lincoln ls and would like fit it with the same rims. Is it a way to keep the tires clear ? I dont know the tire size because I sold the 2001 with the rims but I have pics and know that the tires where not very slim and the rim size was 20"
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by drew:
i have a 2005 ford escape on it now are 235 70 16....found some winter tires on ford rims 215 60 16 ..havent bought them yet, want to know if that size is ok for this vehical...thankyou..drew
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Doc:
Drew,
The 215/60R16 size is 3" smaller in overall diameter than your stock tires, and would not have enough load capacity to be used safely.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Doc:
Dawn,
Given the load requirements of your SUV are fairly high, we cannot recommend using any tire smaller than the 245/65R17 for reference.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Doc:
Greg,
Our records indicate the original Kia wheels are 16x6.5, so the 235/70R16 would fit the wheel. Our concern is that the 235/70R16 is 2" taller in overall diameter so there may be rubbing or issues with your ABS not working as intended. We could not recommend the use of that taller tire.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Doc:
Antonio,
We have never found a 20" wheel and tire combination that would work on the Lincoln LS, so I do not have any recommendations for you unfortunately. The lowest profile tire we can guarantee is 245/35R19
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Doc:
Chad,
To maintain the proper tire diameter, we'd recommend the 265/65R17. The 265/70R17 might cause some issues with your ABS system given the taller overall diameter.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Doc:
Eli,
The 235/60R18 are much too tall (3" overall) to fit without rubbing.

Sorry !
Friday, October 25, 2013 by eric:
Hi, I have a 2013 dodge challenger sxt. original tire size is 235 55 18, I wanted to see if there was a conversion in tire and wheel size to a 15" I love the old Crager/Centerline wheel look. is this possible and if so what size,back spacing etc. fits? Thank you
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Brian:
Would a 235 65 16 tire snow tire fit on a 2002 santa fe? Thanks.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Brian:
I have a 1992 Ford Ranger 2x4 Supercab, it currently has 215/70/r14 on it... can I change to the 195/70/r14 that other models had as OEM?
Friday, November 1, 2013 by Doc:
Eric,
We have only been able to go as small as a 17" wheel for your application, and have encountered problems with brake clearance with any smaller wheels. I'd send you to someone like JEG'S or Summitt Racing's website if you're looking to go that small.
Friday, November 1, 2013 by Doc:
Brian,
The 235/65R16 would be a little wider and just a little smaller in diameter than your stock size, but would have sufficient load capacity to be safe to use. We normally recommend going with the narrowest tire possible for snow tires for reference.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 by ihab:
hello
I have 2005 dodge grand caravan I have wheels 235/60-18 is that work for it ????
Monday, November 4, 2013 by Craig :
Hi. I have a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with 235/65/18 tires.
Can I safely replace these with 275/65/18 tires?
Thanks.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Leah:
Hi Doc:
I have a 2010 Ford Escape. Stock tires are P235/70R16 104T.
Im looking to put on winter tires now. Would 235/65 R16 work?
Thanks,
Leah
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Sheila:
I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT. The mfg says to install P255/70R/16 tires. Would 235/65R/16 be ok (safe?
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by bryce:
I have 05 Sentra S With 195/60R15. Could I put Continental Pure Contact 195/65R15 on & not mess speedo/odo?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Colin:
Hey Doc, i was wondering if i can put 2010 santa fe rims with 225/70r/16 on a 2005 honda odyssey?

thx.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Matt:
Hi there, I have a 2008 Santa Fe. I'm wondering if I can put 215/65/16 snows on it. I think I currently have stock 225?/70/16's on it.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Doc:
Craig,
The 275/65R18 would be approximately 1.5" wider and 2.3" taller (overall) than your current tire size. The change in diameter would be the concern as it is 7.7% taller and would cause problems with your ABS system (along with your speedometer). In addition, the wider tire requires at least an 7.5" wide wheel, so your existing wheels may not work.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Doc:
Ihab,
The 235/60R18 tire size you referenced is taller in diameter than we could guarantee to fit without rubbing in certain conditions. Our recommended tire size would be 235/50R18 instead
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Doc:
Leah,
The 265/65R16 size would be smaller in diameter than we would recommend, and would be more prone to damage from potholes as the tire would be overloaded somewhat. The best option for snow would be the narrower 225/75R16 for reference.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Doc:
Sheila,
Ford used the 235/70R16 as the standard size on your Sport Trac, so we would rule out the 235/65R16 as the diameter would be smaller than recommended. Sorry !
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Doc:
Bryce,
The 195/65R15 size would cause the speedometer to indicate a speed that was 3.3% slower than your actual speed. We would also expect some issues with the performance / accuracy of your ABS system as well, so we would not recommend the use of this taller size. If you like the Pure Contact, consider the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in your 195/60R15 size as a viable option.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Doc:
Colin,
The 225/70R16 tire size would be fine on the Honda, but the Honda bolt pattern is 5x120 and the Hyundai uses 5x114.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Doc:
Matt,
Your current tire size should be 235/70R16, so the 215/65R16 would be too small in diameter to carry the load of your vehicle safely
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Virginia:
I have P215/70R16 snows from my 2011 Kia Sportage. My new 2013 Kia Sportage has 235/55r18 tires. Can I use the old snows on the new vehicle and if so would I have to purchase new rims? Thanks so much
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by Lacee:
Will Goodrich mud LT 255/75/R17 fit a 2004 chevy trailblazer?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Sue:
can i use 215/65/r16 on my ford fusion 2008 instead of 205/60/r16.
Thanks
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Walter:
Our 212 Prius came with 195/65 r15. I have a nice set of 185/65 r15 snows on rims. Is that a safe size to use on the car?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Greivin:
HI there,
I have a ford f-150 xlt with P235/75R17 - can I put P245/70R16 snows on my 17 inch rims or do i have to get new 16 inch rims? or do you recommend new tires for my 17 inch rims instead? thank you!
Friday, November 29, 2013 by scott:
Hi I have a 2013 dodge caravan r/t tire size 225/65R17 if I put a set of 235/65R17 will the Rub on turns?
Thank you
Friday, November 29, 2013 by Mac:
Hi, will 225/70R16, or 225/55r16 tires, on 5-bolt rims work on a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ?, Thank-you.
Sunday, December 1, 2013 by kent:
I have a 2010 Chevy Malibu LT with 215 55 17 originally on it I would like to know would a 235 55 17 fit this car without any issues
Monday, December 2, 2013 by April :
Is it safe to put 225/65/16 on my 2001 Honda odyssey?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by tony shook:
will 225/60r16 work on 2004 Lincoln ls to replace 225/55r16
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Virginia,
The 215/70R16 size will need a 16" wheel and could not be used on an 18" wheel. Sorry !
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Tony,
The 225/60R16 would be one inch taller in diameter than the 225/55R16, and would cause some issues with speedometer accuracy. It would probably fit but may rub over big bumps, so nothing we would recommend
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
April,
225/65R16 is a little taller in diameter than we could guarantee to fit without an occasional rub. we can recommend 225/60R16 as a better fit for reference.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Kent,
We'd recommend a 235/50R17 to better match the stock tire's overall diameter. The 235/55R17 might rub a little if the springs are fully compressed.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Mac,
To best match the original tire's overall diameter, we'd recommend 235/60R16. The 225/70 would be too tall and the 225/55 would be too small to support the weight of the vehicle safely.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Scott,
The 235/65R17 might be too tall for comfort, we'd recommend 235/60R17.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Greivin,
P245/70R16 would need 16" wheels, and we have yet to find a 16" wheel that will clear the brake calipers on the (most recent) generation F150.

Please call in with the year of your truck as a double check
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Walter,
185/65R15 is only 0.5" smaller in overall diameter, but the change in size would result in a decrease in load capacity that may cause problems if you neglected to check your PSI. We cannot recommend that size as a safe option, sorry !
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Lacee,
The 255/75R17 size would be tall enough to most likely rub in a "u" turn or when the springs were fully compressed. That size would only fit safely with a lift kit or other suspension modification.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Doc:
Sue,
215/65R16 would be taller in diameter that we could recommend to fit without the possibility of an occasional rub. The 215/60R16 is a safer size
Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tim:
I have an 08 Honda Fit that needs tires again. 195/55/15 performance tire. Theres just not that much choice I have in that size. I really want a touring tire. Would switching to 195/60/15 be ok? There more options in that size.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Nicole Mucci:
can i put p245r17 tires from a chevy trailblazer on a 2008 honda pilot that calls for p235r16 tires safely?
Friday, December 13, 2013 by lf:
I have a Malibu 2009 Lt. The touring tires were recently replaced with P215/55R17 tires. The MPG indicator is registering 5 mpg less. Are the replacement tires causing this?
Friday, December 13, 2013 by Doc:
Tim,
The best bet is to go to the slightly narrower 185/60R15, there are some pretty good options there. Anything wider that stock will have even fewer options.
Friday, December 13, 2013 by Doc:
Nicole,
The Pilot uses tires that are 29" in overall diameter, and the Chevy would use tires that are just a little taller at 29.5". While we would not expect any major rubbing issues, there would be just a small decrease in accuracy of your speedometer.
Friday, December 13, 2013 by Doc:
If,
The P215/55R17 is the original equipment size for the LT model, so there should be no problems with the accuracy of your speedometer. The Brand new tires will be heavier that the tires you just took off, so that is probably having an effect on your fuel economy. I'd also have you double check your air pressure to make sure you are set to the recommended pressures from Chevy.
Monday, December 16, 2013 by Beth:
I have a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan that says it should have 215/65/16 tires on it (right now there are 215/60/16 tires on it) would I be safe putting 215/70/16 snow tires on it?
Monday, December 16, 2013 by Micahel:
I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 ext cab 8ft bed. Stock tire size is 265/75r16. Tires on it now are 265/70r16. Will 225/70r16 snow tires fit also?
Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Curt:
I have a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country with 215/65/R16 tires. My father-in-law has a set of 4 215/55/R16 snow tires with less than 4 months on them that he cant use. The local garage tells me there isn't enough clearance for them to fit because they are too wide? On this tire, will the change from a /65/ to a /55/ be that much wider that it will rub on the strut or fender?
Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Nick:
Hey Doc,
Just wondering if I can put P235/60/R16 tires on my 1994 Chevy Lumina Euro car? It currently has P215/60/R16.
Friday, December 20, 2013 by jon:
will 195/65 R15 fit on a chevy s10 4x4 zr2 pickup
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Doc:
Beth,
The 215/70R16 would be a little taller than recommend, so we would your speedometer to show your speed about 3% faster than your actual speed. We would not expect any rubbing issues in everyday driving, but there could be an occasional rub if you hit something hard enough to bottom the vehicle .
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Doc:
Micahel,
The 225/70R16 would be a little smaller than we could recommend. That size would have a lower load capacity (due to the smaller size) and would be vulnerable to blowouts or bubbles in the sidewall from impacts. The smallest size we could recommend is 225/75R16
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Doc:
Curt,
The 215 is the width of the tire, and the /65 or /55 is the height of the sidewall as a percentage of width. the 215/55R16 is the same width as what you are using, but is 1.7" smaller in overall diameter than what you have. This decrease in diameter will reduce the load capacity of the tire to the point that would not be safe to use on your vehicle. You will need to stick with your original size.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Doc:
Nick,
The 235/60R16 is a little wider than we could guarantee to fit. We'd expect a little rub on the front fenders when the wheels are turned all the way to the left or right, especially if the springs were compressed.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Doc:
Jon,
The 195/65R15 would fit the factory wheels, but be 4" shorter than your stock tires and would cause some noticeable error in your speedometer as well as looking odd.
Monday, December 23, 2013 by Sue:
Hi, I have a 2006 Maibu LT which takes P215/60R16 all season tires. Can I put my husbands almost new Michelin P215/60R15 tires on the vehicle? Thanks much.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by Garrett:
Hi Doc,
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 225/65R17. I have a complete set of factory 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited tires 255/75R17 with rims. Can I safely switch out my Cherokee tires with the Wranglers? Thanks!
Friday, January 3, 2014 by ajay:
Can I change tire size 195/55R16 to 195/65r16 or205/55r16 for hyundai fludic 1.6 sx verna
Friday, January 3, 2014 by Doc:
Sue,
Unfortunately we have not found any 15" wheels that would clear the brake calipers on your car, so you'll have to stick with the 16" wheel and tire size you have currently. Sorry !
Friday, January 3, 2014 by Doc:
Garrett,
I'm thinking you should have a 235/65R17 tire currently which is 29" in diameter. The 255/75R17 is 32.1" in diameter, so we'd expect some rubbing (especially in a "u" turn) unless you install a suspension lift or modify the inner fender liners for more clearance.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by william:
I have a 2008 Nissan Versa with 185 60R 15 tires I want to put on a set of P205 70R 15 snow tires on the car. Will this work OK ? Will I need a different rim?
Sunday, January 12, 2014 by Jenna:
I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS with 225 70 16 tires and was wanting to replace with the General Grabber AT2, but there not available in my size. Would it be ok to go up to 235 70 16 without anything rubbing?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Ben:
Hi I have a 2001 ford focus with 215 50 r16 currently on it I need to replace one of the tires and currently can only afford to buy used. The closes size tire I can find used is a 215 55 r16 my question is would it be safe to put one of these on the car for the time being or would it mess the car up?
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Doc:
William,
We always recommend going with a narrower tire for winter use, and the size you referenced would be a little wider and taller. Stock size for the Versa should be 185/65R15, so the tire size you are using now is a little too short in diameter.
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Doc:
Jenna,
You can use 235/70R16 on your original equipment wheels with no problems. General offers the AT2 in that size.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Jim:
Hi Doc:
I have a 2006 Ford Escape. Stock tires are P235/70R16.
Im looking to put on Hankook Optima H727 all season tires on now. Would their size 235/65 R16 work?
Thanks,
Sunday, February 2, 2014 by Dan:
Have 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited fwd. Original tire 235/60R18. Can I go to 265/60R18?
Friday, February 7, 2014 by Doc:
Dan,
255/55R18 is the largest alternate size we can recommend. The 265/60R18 would be a little too wide and tall for us to be sure of fitting.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 by Leon:
2 wks after spending $500 on a new set of245/75R16's for my 1999 Ford Ranger, the engine went out. Gonna junk it, but don't wanna waste new tires. Would they be compatible for the wife's 2002 Saturn Vue V6 AWD which needs new tires and are currently 235/65R16's?
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Juan:
I have a chevy venture tire size p215/70r15. can I safely replace all 4 with tires sized p205/65r15 without causing damage to my car?
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Juan:
I have a chevy venture tire size p215/70r15. can I safely replace all 4 with tires sized p205/65r15 without causing damage to my car?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Amy:
I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer EXT...tire size is 245/65/R17...are there any other sizes that I could safely put on my car
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Jim:
I have a 2006 Ford Escape. Stock tires are Continental P235/70R16, which are very loud while running.
I'm looking to put on good-rated Hankook Optima H727 all season tires as a replacement. would their size 235/65 R16 work? I know the overall diameter is a little smaller, but they don't have an exact match.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Steve:
My 04 Ranger Edge has 235/75/15 tires can i replace with 255/75/17 Jeep wheels and tires.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Jim:
03 lincoin town car can I put on 235/55R17, Firestone Firehawk GTz I run them on all my other cars.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by craig:
i have a 01 jeep grand cherokee laredo. it has 245/70r16 on it. will 265/70r16 fit on it?
Thursday, March 6, 2014 by rick:
i would like to put the correct size tire back on my truck someone put 265/r70/16 can i put yhe 235/r70/16 back on these rims
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Rich:
Will a 225/60R16 fit on my Honda Pilot 2008? Current tire is 235/70R16. Will there be any issues with safety and odometer? Thanks for your help
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Rob:
I own a 2006 Honda Odyssey and am considering switching the tire size to 235/70R16 (OE is 235/65R16). Will this size fit ok?
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Dane:
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T. I have stock 18" wheels and want wider tires. I see on several Challenger forums the 255/55R/18's will work. Thoughts?
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Doc:
Steve,
The tires will probably be OK (they are a little too tall, and may rub occasionally), but the jeep wheels have a smaller centerbore than Ford so they would not clear your hub on the Ford.
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Doc:
Craig,
The 265/70R16 may be a little too wide to fit the factory Jeep wheel. You'll have to check the literature that came with the truck, and if the wheels are at least 7" wide then you should be fine
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Doc:
Rick,
Not having the truck information makes answering this difficult. The 265/70R16 needs at least a 7" wide wheel, where the 235/70R16 can fit as narrow as a 6" wide wheel. I'd have you check your owner's manual and see how wide the wheel is.
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Doc:
Rich,
The 225/60R16 is narrower and smaller (by 2" overall)in diameter than stock. The smaller tire would not have enough load capacity to be safe, so we would not even consider that size an option.
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Doc:
Rob,
We've had a handful of reports that the 235/70 has rubbed over big bumps, so the only size we guarantee is the stock size.
Friday, March 21, 2014 by Doc:
Dane,
The 255/55R18 is just a little taller than stock, but fits the original equipment 18x7.5" wheel just fine. We do not list the 255/55R18 as an approved option for the car as the taller diameter will influence the accuracy of the speedometer and could cause issues with ABS.
Sunday, March 23, 2014 by Jeson:
Hi, my CRV has 215/70R16 is it safe? if I change it to 225/65R17
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Michael:
Hi. I bought a 2014 Grand Caravan with 225/65/17 tires on it. I got a set of winter tires, same size, as part of the sale.I have come across some 17" wheels from a jeep wrangler for a good price and would like to use them for the winter tires. I believe they have the same bolt pattern and close offset. The rim width is a bit larger, 8", I believe. I am wondering if they would fit my van? Thanks
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by richard jenkins:
someone put differnt rims on my truck it has 265/r70/16 can i put the 235/r75/16 on same rim to put the factory tire back on it is aq 2000 gmc seria
Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Ian:
I have a 1998 dodge ram 1500 4x4 truck it currently has P245/75/R16 tires. I want to go to a 18 inch wheel and a taller tire to take up some of the excess space in the wheel wells. Can you tell me a good tire and size to go with my new wheels
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Dan:
I have a 2005 subaru outback with 235/55R17 and i want to put tires on it that are 215/60R17 am i going to need different rims?
Saturday, April 5, 2014 by joel:
Can I put 245 75R17 tires on my 2007 traillblazer
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Doc:
Richard,
Assuming the wheel is between 6" and 7.5" wide, the 235/75R16 will fit safely. You may want to inspect the wheel to double check the size; it should be stamped on the back of the wheel somewhere for reference
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Doc:
Michael,
We don't have a cross reference list for "factory" wheels, but most Wrangler wheels from 2007 and newer models look like they should work (I'd recommend a test fit just to be safe)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Doc:
Dan,
We show the 3.0 version of the Outback coming with a 225/55R17 size tire, which can be fitted on any wheel between 6" and 8" wide. The 215/60R17 would fit wheels between 6" and 7.5" wide safely, so you should be fine (double check the size of your wheel to be sure).
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Doc:
Ian,
All the 18" tire sizes that would be taller than stock would most likely need a lift kit as they would be much wider than stock as well. Our primary recommendation is 285/60R185 for reference.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Doc:
Joel,
the 245/75R17 would be 2" larger in diameter than the stock tires, so we would be concerned that the tires might rub if the springs were fully compressed by an impact. We would not recommend that size as a safe fit
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Chuck:
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix (base model) with 205/70R15. Can I safely move up to 215/70R15. Thanks.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Kevin :
Can I transfer my 195/70R14 tires from my 97 Camry to my 00 Hyundai Elantra GLS wagon (currently 195/60R14?)
Monday, April 21, 2014 by Annie:
I have a 2002 liberty Jeep cherokee, i went down size in tires FROM p235/65r17 TO p235/55r17. It is all wheel drive all the time,should i stick with the 65r17 or will it be safe to go down to at 55r17?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by sean:
I'm running 235/75R15 on my 1999 ford explorer xlt. Can I run 30×9.5r15 on stock suspension? I've read the 30s 8fit but I've been to a couple tire places and they say the 235s are the biggest...but honestly they look small and when I turn the wheel there is plenty of clearance.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by rene:
i have a grand Cherokee 2006 and i change the stock rims and tires for the jeep wrangler tires. the wrangler tires are 18'' and they have a bigger grip as well. are they going to affect my car? or are they going to be ok?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Fast Bear:
Can I put 255 60 16 on my 2008 Honda Odyssey original rims without any driving problems?
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Doc:
Sean,
The 235/75R15 is the largest size we can guarantee to fit. Once the suspension is fully compressed, we would expect a taller tire to rub if turning.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Doc:
Rene,
The original equipment tires on a Grand Cherokee are approximately 29" in overall diameter, but (depending on the Wrangler model) the wrangler can use tires that could be as big as 32" in diameter. The larger diameter would cause the occasional rub and also cause premature wear to the brakes and suspension. Sorry !
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Doc:
Bear,
The 255/60R18 is just about the same diameter as your stock tires, but are wide enough that you might expect a little bit of a rub if you were to make a "U" turn in the middle of the road. The 255/60R16 size is very difficult to find (we can only get one model in that size), so the selection and cost of the larger size may not make it worth switching.
Friday, May 9, 2014 by Amanda:
I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee can I change the tires and rims to Wrangler SR-A P255/75R17?
Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Aaron:
Hi Doc
i have 215/70/R16 tyres on my outlander
can i fit 215/60/R16 tyres instead as the range and cost is much better. cheers Aaron
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Doc:
Amanda,
The 255/745R17 size would be just about 3" taller than the stock tires, and would most likely rub during turns. We could not recommend that size as something that could be used "trouble free". Sorry !
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Doc:
Aaron,
The 21560R16 would be almost 2" smaller in diameter than your original equipment tire, so we would expect your ABS / traction control systems to be compromised severely. In addition, the lower profile tire would be more likely to sustain damage from potholes.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 by Jody:
Sure hope you can advise me, single lady with no clue...I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have chance to obtain a full set of 215/75/R15 tires, will they fit without messing up my car? I drive approx 50miles per day M-F to work and need something reliable. Thank you!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Scott:
2010 ford fusion has p225/50r17 on it from factory. Will either of these three tires for on my vehicle? P235/70r17
P235/75r17
P245/65r17 thanx
Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Michael:
I wanted to see if I could put a set of P265/70R16's onto my 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, which currently has P235/70R16 tires on it... thanks!
Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Helen :
Can I use these tires on a 2008 Chevy Malibu Lt. Size235/55 ZR17 with know issues?
Sunday, May 25, 2014 by Daniel:
My question is, my 2008 Buick Lucerne has p225/60r16 tires on them, is it safe to use p215/55r17? My neighbor has offered me a new set for free and I'd like to find out if they are compatible with my car/rim.
Monday, May 26, 2014 by Linda:
I have a 10 year old Nissan Murano thatI plan to get rid if in another year or so. The tires on it are 235/65/R18 which is what the owners manual recommends. Can I put a set of Michelin tires on it that are 235/60/R18. I can't seem to get a straight answer. 1/2 the places I've spoken to have said no problem, the other 1/2 have said that I will do damage to the transmission, or the gas mileage will be worse, or I'll notice a vibration...absolutely don't do it. What is the truth?
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Sandy:
Hi. I have a 99 dodge caliber and was wondering if i could install 235/60/18 instead of the stock 215/55/18? thanks
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Jack:
Hi Doc,

I would like to know if a 225/65R16 will fit in place of the 225/60R16 on my 00 Outback.

Thanks!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Trudi:
Would 265 70r16 fit on a 05 subaru outback? My tires on the outback currently are 215 60r16
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Gale:
Can a 225/75R16 be used on a 98 explorer that currently has 235/75R15
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Doc:
Jack,
The 225/65R16 is just a little taller than stock, and may rub if we hit something hard enough to bottom out the car.
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Doc:
Trudi,
The 265/70R16 would be much wider and taller than we could ever recommend fitting the Subaru. Sorry !
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Doc:
Helen,
The 235/55R17 would be almost 5% taller than your original equipment size, and may cause potentially dangerous issues with the ABS or traction control systems. That size is taller than we can recommend. Sorry !
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Doc:
Daniel,
Assuming you have a set of 17" wheels to fit, the 215/55R17 size is a little smaller in diameter and will cause the speedometer to register a slightly higher speed than you are actually travelling. Our recommended size would be 225/55-17
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Doc:
Linda,
The 235/60R18 is smaller in diameter than stock (about 3%), so you should expect your speedometer to show your speed at 3% slower than true speed (which will throw off any calculations for fuel economy). Other than that, we would not expect any mechanical problems from the change.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 by Anthony:
I have a 2010 Ford Escape. It has 235 70 16 Michelin tires that need to be replaced. Can I replace them with a 265 70 16?
Saturday, May 31, 2014 by Deidrah:
Hi Doc,
I have a Chevy Venture with 215/70R15 tires currently on it. Can I replace them with 215/60R15 tires?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by mike:
2011 ford escape with 16inch stock tires and rims. what is the biggest rim and tire combo that can be put on this car without a lift kit.
Friday, June 6, 2014 by Doc:
Anthony,
Your current tires are about 29" in diameter and about 9.5" wide at the widest point. The 265/70R16 is 30.5" tall and 10.7" wide. Given the extra width and diameter, we'd expect a little rubbing (especially as the suspension flexes) so it would be nothing we would recommend
Friday, June 6, 2014 by Doc:
Deidrah,
The 215/60R15 would be smaller in diameter than we could recommend. They would be more likely to have a harder ride than your current tires, and would be a little more prone to pothole damage or blowouts.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Sherman Ginn:
I have a '12 Genesis R-spec with 235x45x19. Can I use a 245x40x19 or a 245x45x19 tire without encountering any significant problems? Thank you
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Josh:
I have a 2006 Chevy Equinox with 235/60R17 tires on it. It is ready for new tires. I have a set of new 235/70R17 tires already. Can I use these?
Friday, June 13, 2014 by Sheree:
I'm thinking of buying a dodge ram with 275 70r17 tires. From what I can tell on the internet this truck was issued with 265 70r17 tires. The 275's are lots more than the 265's. Would I have to replace the rims to go back to the factory standard tires?
Monday, June 16, 2014 by KERRI:
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport, factory tires says 215 75 r16 (or 235 70 r16) but wondering if I can use the tires 215 65 r16 and if not why? Thank you!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Sharon:
My 2006 Town & Country came with 215/70 R15 tires. I notice that Grand Caravans of the same year were available with 215/65 R16 tires. Can I replace my tires with the other ones?
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by johhny:
I have a 2012 explorer they are equipped with 255/50/20 If I wanted to run wider tires in the back what would the best tire combination be and would it help with the handling having wider tires in the back?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Barb:
can you put a 225 65r16 tires on a chevy truck
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by MR2:
My MR2 came with 225/50 R15, which is difficult to locate. Any substitute recommendations?
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by MIKE:
I have a 2012 Highlander 4WD 245/65/17
Can I use 245/70/17 (Winter)?
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
Josh,
The 235/70R17 is 2" taller (overall) than your stock tire, so we would expect your speedometer to read about 7% slower than your actual speed. We would also be concerned that your ABS system would be "confused" by the taller tire and could fail to operate when needed. I could not recommend using that size !
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
Sheree,
The 265/70R17 and the 275/70R17 can be used safely on the same wheel.
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
Kerri,
The 215/65R16 size is almost 6% smaller in diameter and as a result have less load capacity than the Jeep requires to be used safely. The smaller diameter would most likely cause the ABS system to malfunction when needed.
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
Sharon,
If you purchase the correct 16" diameter wheels, you can switch to the 215/65R16 size (but they cannot fit on your current 15" diameter wheels)
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
Johnny,
Due to your AWD system, all four tires need to be the same diameter. We would not be able to recommend a (wider) 20" tire that is the same diameter as stock (30" overall) but we be able to fit the rear axle without rubbing.
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
Barb,

We'd need the year on your Chevy to be sure of the size you mentioned. Please call in for best results !
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Doc:
MR2,
The only (wider) tire that is close in diameter is the 235/50R15, and that size does not have much in the way of variety either. Sorry !
Monday, June 23, 2014 by Al:
I just bought a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring SE with 17" Wheels and Kumho P215/45R17 tires. I got the VERY low-mileage car for a great price but the low-profiles have got to go - too harsh a ride for everyday driving. Can I safely change to a 15" or 16" wheel/tire size without causing problems with the alignment, speedo, ESC, ABS & any other systems or voiding the remaining factory warranty. Knowing Hyundai also offered a 2012 Touring GLS model with standard 15" and optional 16" but after reading all the warnings in the owners manual about changing wheel/tire sizes from original - I am wondering if any other vehicle model changes are afoot here, ie. springs/struts/computer software or simply CYA.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Ernest:
I have a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT. My stock tires are 235/70-16. Would it be possible to go up to a 265/70-16 or 265/75-16. Thanks for your help.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Essix:
I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox LS AWD, the standard size tire is 235/65R16.
they put on 215/65R16.
isn't there going to be a problem? they look significantly smaller. won't that make the front wheels spin faster?
Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Tim:
I have a 1999 4x4 dodge durango with factory 15 inch rims that have 235/75 on them can I change to a 16inch factory wheel with 265/70 on them
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Caren:
I have a 2011 Acura MDX with 255/55/R16's. Can I replace them with 255/45/R16's?
Thursday, July 3, 2014 by Doc:
Al,
The "optional" wheel and tire for your Elantra used a 205/55R15, and that size is within 0.3" of the overall diameter of your current 215/45R17 tire size. The 205/55R15 size should be mentioned in your owner's manual if you wanted to double check.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 by Doc:
Mike,
The 245/70R17 is about 1" taller (overall) than the stock size, so while we would not anticipate any major rubbing issues, your speedometer would be showing a (lower) speed by about 3%.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 by Doc:
Earnest,
The widest size we can guarantee for the original Ford wheel is 245/70R16. Both the 265/70 and 265/75 would be too wide for the wheel, and much taller in diameter than we could guarantee to fit without rubbing.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 by Doc:
Caren,
Your Acura is equipped with a 255/55R18 tire size, and a 255/45R18 would be 2" smaller in diameter and way too small to work safely. Sorry !
Sunday, July 6, 2014 by Dollymolly:
Hello Doc,
I would like to purchase a taller tire for my 2014 Hyundai Accent GS. Just a bit taller to clear the cement parking blocks! It came with the stock 14" wheel and tires. How do I achieve that on this model? Thanks much.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Jason:
2005 Nissan Titan Crew Cab with 265/70r17. Can I utilize the same rim for 245/75r17?
Friday, July 11, 2014 by Josh:
I have a 2009 Honda Odyssey with a 235/65r16. Can I go to a 245/65r16 safely?
Friday, July 11, 2014 by Doc:
Dolly,
We can only recommend tire sizes that are within 4% of your original tires' overall diameter to avoid any problems with the car's electronics and safety systems. This small amount of change would only gain you less than one inch of additional clearance, so it most likely would not make enough difference. I'm sorry that did not have better information !
Monday, July 14, 2014 by Matt Johnson:
I have an 07 tundra with 255/75 r18's currently on it. I would like to upgrade to a more rugged tire which is a 275/70 r18. Can I make this swap happen?
Monday, July 14, 2014 by Doc:
Josh,
The 245/65R17 would be 1.4" taller in overall diameter, and would cause your speedometer to be indicate a speed that is 5% slower than actual speed. With that much change in diameter, we would also be concerned that the ABS system may malfunction if called upon, so we cannot recommend the taller tire
Monday, July 14, 2014 by Doc:
Jason,
We do not know how wide the original Nissan wheel is, but the allowable rim width range for the 245/75R17 overlaps with the range for the 265/70R17 pretty well. We could not anticipate any issues.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by KC:
Hi Doc,

I'm currently running 275/65R 18 on a small 2" lifted Tacoma. I'm unfortunately in need of something that will allow for best MPG as I have to use it to commute. Should I swap out for something smaller? If so what size or is all of this a waste of time as the MPG won't change much?
Thanks
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by todd:
I have a 2002 Durango which I bought a year ago. the place I got it from put 275/70r16 on it in a tight turn I get wheel rub. what size tire would be the best for this vehicle
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Lakiesha Nicole Price:
I have an 03 ford explorer and it has 245/65r17 tires right now I want to replace with 265/65r17 would that be fine
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Kevin McShane:
My 2009 Toyota Tacoma has 265/70/16 factory tires. I need to replace them soon. I was curious if 245/75/16 would have any complications? I believe my speed would be lower than the actually reading (which is a good thing I should drive more slowly anyways). Are there laws preventing a tire service center from installing my new tires?
Saturday, July 19, 2014 by Bob:
I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu LT with 215/60R16 tires. Keeping the same wheel size, can I use a wider tire with lower profile...225/55R16?
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Peyton:
I'm buying a 1995 accord that needs tires (195/60R15) and have a new set from my 1990 accord (P185/70R14). Can I use them safely?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
KC,
To improve your fuel economy, you'll want to get a smaller tire (that weighs less). They may look too small given the lift, but unless we change to a smaller size we can't expect a significant improvement using a different tread pattern or model in your current size.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
Todd,
The 275/70 is just a little bigger than we would recommend to be sure. For a better fit we'd use 265/70R16
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
Lakiesha,
The 265/65R17 size you mentioned is a little larger in diameter than we can guarantee to fit, and may rub just a little if you hit something hard enough to compress the springs fully.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
Kevin,
The Tacoma base models are normally equipped with 245/75R16, and that size should be listed in your owner's manual for reference.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
Bob,
225/55R16 is an approved size for your Chevy, and will fit the factory wheels with no worries.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Doc:
Peyton,
Assuming you can find the correct 14" wheel, the 185/70R14 is just fine to use.
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Matt:
Doc,

I have a 1999 dodge dakota R/T, the stock tire size is 255/55R17, I currently have 275/55R17 on the wheels, long story short I need new tires but I need to make the money first (theyre not cheap)

I found a set of four tires, 225/55R17, will that be a problem?
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Michael:
can I replace P225 65R 17 with P225 50R 17 on 2012 Dodge Journey?
Saturday, July 26, 2014 by Robert:
I like to change out my lt 245/70r16 to a 225/75r16 on my 2008 dodge dakota 4x4..am i ok with the trade off.Thanks
Saturday, July 26, 2014 by kristina:
Can I put rims n tires from a pontic grand prix onto a dodge grand caravan with the exact same size tire?
Sunday, July 27, 2014 by Diane:
Hello,
I'm wondering if I can use 205/60R16 winter tires on a Tucson that uses 235/60R16 all seasons. Can you advise?
Thanks
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by jose a compre:
WHAT DO I NEED TO MOUNT 20" RIMS ON A HONDA ACCORD 2001. and will affect the movement of the car or will it hit the fender wheel. thank you for the attention to this matter
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc:
Matt,
The 225/55R17 is smaller in diameter and load capacity to be used safely for your application. If installed, there is a high risk that the tires would blowout due to them being overloaded.
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc:
Michael,
The 225/50R17 size is just over 2.5" smaller in diameter than recommended, and would cause issues with your ABS / traction control systems. Sorry ~!
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc:
Robert,
The diameter of the tire is close to stock, but since the 225 is narrower than stock it will have load capacity and a smaller contact patch that will hurt your handling. We would not recommend this size/
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc:
Kristina,
The Pontiac has 115mm between the lug openings and the Dodge has 114mm, so while its close they will not interchange. Sorry
Friday, August 1, 2014 by tim:
I have a 2007 honda odyssey and want to go with a smaller width tire. It currently has 235/65/16. Can I put 205/65/16. I just dont like how easy the current tires hydroplane, so I want to install tires with a smaller width.
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc:
Diane,
The only size we can recommend would be 215/65-16 as the 205 does not have sufficient load capacity given the smaller size
Friday, August 1, 2014 by Doc:
Jose,
the largest wheel and tire combination we know to be safe on the Accord is 18" (225/45R18). Any tire and wheel combination beyond that would use a tire that would could not be the same diameter as stock and still carry enough load to be safe. To get the proper load capacity, the tires would have to be much taller than stock (25.5") and would most likely require a suspension lift to work without rubbing.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 by angel:
I have 215 70r 16 on front of my Pontiac Aztek can i put 226 60R 16 on the back?
Sunday, August 3, 2014 by Joel:
Hi I have a 2007 honda pilot ex awd I want to go from a 235 70 16 tires to a 215 70 16 winter pirelli snow tires should or can I do that? Thanks
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Liam:
Hi I have a 2003 Toyota highlander. It says to use 225/70r16 tires but can I use 225/75r16 tires??
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Doc:
Angel,
The 225/60R16 would be about 1/2" wider but 0.2" smaller in diameter than the front tires for reference.
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Doc:
Joel,
215/70R17 would be too small to have sufficient load capacity to be safe on the Pilot. Unfortunately we have not found a narrower (snow) tire size that still has proper load capacity, so you are locked in to the 235/65R16
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Doc:
Liam,
We have found that there is very little clearance near the rear strut on your Highlander, so we would be concerned that the taller tire might be likely to rub in certain conditions. We would not be able to guarantee a "problem free" use of the taller tire size.
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Doc:
Tim,
205/65R16 would be too small in diameter to be safe on the Pilot. Unfortunately we have not found a narrower tire size that still has proper diameter to make sure that your ABS and other systems work correctly
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by Mabel:
Can I put a 205/65R16 tire on my 2011 Subaru Legacy?
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by Bobby :
I have a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer and it has 2457016 tires on it now. What size tires could I replace them with without changing the factory rims. I can buy some 24565R16's for a really reasonable price and I want to know if I could switch them out without having problems. Thanks for your time.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 by sam:
I have 18 inch rims for my 97 rs camaro and wanted to know if tire size 225/50r18 would fit.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Paul :
I have a '99 Lexus RX300 which comes with 225/70-16. Can I replace all 4 tires with 235/70-16? Thanks for your time.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Doc:
Mabel,
Your Legacy should be using 205/60R16 as the original equipment size. The 205/65R16 would cause the speedometer to read 3.5% slower than your actual speed, so we could not recommend that size as a result
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Doc:
Bobby,
We list your vehicle as being equipped with 16x7 wide wheels from the factory. I do not have any vendor that can get me a tire in 245/65R16 size, so you should check with the manufacturer of the tire to see what the rim width range of that size is for safety.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Doc:
Sam,
The 225/50R18 is a little taller than we could guarantee to fit the Camaro without rubbing on occasion. We'd recommend 245/40R18 as the best fit.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Doc:
Paul,
The 235/70R16 would be about 1/2" taller in diameter than the stock tire, so you could expect the speedometer to read approximately 2% slower than your actual speed.
Monday, August 18, 2014 by travis:
I have a 1987 s10 Tahoe that is 5 lug on 30x9.5 and 15in rims I just bought a set of 5 lug 255/75/r17 will they fit my bolt patter
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Anthony:
Hi doc,
I have a 2007 Mazda CX-7 currently using the stock 235/60R18. I have been considering upgrading to 255/60R19. Any significant differences I should expect and what are my other options? R20 for example. Thank you.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Nathan:
I have a 2002 mustang. Will 17" rims with 215/60R17 tires off a 2006 mustang gt fit on my car? Will I need spacers
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Bren:
Hi there;

We are looking to install a complete set of almost brand new winter tires from a Jeep onto a 2001 Suzuki XL7. The ONLY diff in tire size is taking the 65 (part of the whole number) up to 70, which makes them slightly taller. The tires currently on it, appear to have more than ample space in the wheel well (almost appear small) & the new tires aren't so much bigger that they would rub during a turn, however the service station says it will ruin the transmission if we install them & they really do not want to do it. Thank you for your time, hope to hear from you soon as the truck is there now waiting for our decision.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Alberto:
I have 205/55/16 factory on a 2007 subaru impreza wagin and want to move to 215/55/16 tires. Would you recommend this and what could be the effect of moving to this size?

thank you!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by TJ :
I have a 1998 Ford Ranger with a three inch lift on it, and when I bought it, the tires were 285/75R16 could I instead do a 235/75R16?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by cj:
I have an 04 durango with 265 70 17. I am being offered a set of 275 60 20 with rims off of a 2010 ram I believe. Your thoughts? Thank You in advance.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Stef:
Have a 2014 xlt Ford super crew with atx rims with 255/60r17 can I swith to 265r17 a taller tire?
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by ralph smith:
my wife has a BMW 740li x driv 2013.she hates the tires on the car. They are run flats. I would like to put the new Michelin ultra high performance all season 3 on the car. Stock tire is a 245 45 19 but the Michelin would be a 245 50 19 or A 255 45 19. I would prefer to put the 245 50 19 on the car. Do you see any problems? What would be your recommendation? Thanks
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
Travis,
I won't be able to tell you if the wheel you have will fit, but the tire size you listed would be way too tall for even a full size Tahoe
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
Nathan,
I can't guarantee the wheel to fit (I'd need to know the offset), but the 215/70R17 size too narrow and tall to work on the car. You would want to use 245/45R17 to get the best fit and handling characteristics.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
Anthony,
To make sure your ABS / traction control systems work correctly you will want to use the 255/50R19 size instead. The 255/60R19 would be too tall and would cause issues with the electronics in the vehicle
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
Bren,
Without knowing the whole tire size, I'm guessing a little bit in terms if the tires will fit without rubbing. I can say that as long as all four tires are the same size, then the differentials will not be damaged. The "taller" tires will cause some inaccuracies in the speedometer reading and may put a little more strain on the drivetrain (as they are a little heavier), but that's about all I could anticipate.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
Alberto,
The 215/55R16 would be slightly taller than your existing tires, so your speedometer would read about 2% slower than your actual speed.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
TJ,
The 285/75R16 is almost 33" in diameter, and the 235/75R16 is just under 30" tall. The smaller tire will fit the truck fine, but you may want to make sure your wheel is between 6" and 8" wide.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
CJ,
The Durango was originally equipped with tires that are approximately 30.5" and the 265/70R17 is 31.6" tall. The 275/60R20 is 33" tall, so we'd expect the tires to rub a little (especially in a "u turn" situation without a suspension lift.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Doc:
Stef,
Assuming you have an F150 (not the F250 or F350), the 265/70R17 size was used as original equipment from the factory. I'm not really sure why the 255/60R17 was installed, as its much smaller than recommended for the truck. To make sure the tire fits your wheel, you'll need to make sure that the wheel is between 7" and 9" wide. The wheel width should be stamped on the back of the wheel for reference.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by Anthony:
I have been offered 275/45R20 tires with rims at a good price for the 2007 Mazda CX-7 AWD I had referred to earlier. Should I go ahead and buy them? Any possible problems? Thanks doc.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Alfredo delgado:
Hello
Can I use Mitchell in defender tires 215/65R17 on my 2011 prius IV? Can u help?
Saturday, August 30, 2014 by alex :
Hi I have a 2000 dodge dakota and I will be putting a lift on it and I have been looking at putting on 33" tires and 16" rims. The rims I have are 16x8, what tire size should I use if I want a 33" wheel that has to fit an 8" rim?
Saturday, August 30, 2014 by Doc:
Anthony,
The 275/45R20 is about 1" taller and 1" wider than we could guarantee to fit the CX7, so there would be a slight chance the tires would rub in a "U turn" situation.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 by Doc:
Alfredo,
The 215/65R17 is 3" taller in overall diameter compared to the stock tire size, so its nothing we could ever guarantee to fit. You will want to use 215/45R17, where the Michelin Premier would be the most durable option.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 by Doc:
Ralph,
Michelin offers the Pilot Sport AS3 in both stock sizes (245/45R19 front and 275/40R19 rear)so there is no need to change tire sizes. If you did a 245/50R19 on the front, then you'd have to run a taller tire on the back as well, and we don't have any recommendations there. Sorry !
Thursday, September 4, 2014 by Tucker:
I have a 08 kia sportage has 235/60/16. Is it safe to put 235/70/16 on it without damaging anything?
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Doc:
Tucker,
The 235/70R16 are almost 7% taller than the OE tire, so we would expect some problems with your ABS and/or traction control systems (given the tire revolutions per mile is much lower than the car is programmed for). We could not guarantee the larger size to work without some consequences !
Sunday, September 7, 2014 by Cathie:
Hi, I have a 2014 Ford Escape and it currently has 235/55R17 on it but will 235/65R17 fit? Someone said yes but they may rub when I turn sharper corners
Monday, September 8, 2014 by Eric:
I currently have a 2006 Buick Lacrosse with 225/60/R60 OEM tires. I want a lower profile tire, 45 or 50. What is a substitution tire size that would work with my vehicle. I was told a 245/50/R16 would work??
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by AURELIO:
I HAVE A 95 GRAND CHEROKEE LIMETED AND THE STOCK TIRES ARE 245/75 R15, WILL A SET OF 265/70 R16 FIT INTO IT?
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Werner:
My Sportage EX has 235/55R18 wheels. I have a set of 215/70R16 snow tires on rims from a LX Sportage. Would it be safe to do?
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Jay Bilicki:
I bought General altima arctic tires from you size 205 55 R16 for a 2009 VW rabbit would like to put them on a 2006 saturn vue tires on there now is 215 70 R16 thanks for your help
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Chris:
I have a 2010 Ford Explorer Sports Trac Limited with OEM 235/65R18. I would like to change to All Terrain Tires. The closest size I can find is 265/60R18. Will this size work or is there any other options for an All Terrain?
Thanks
Sunday, September 14, 2014 by ton:
My RVR 2013 needs a winter tire, presently its size is 215 70 16. Is it ok to switch from my old winter tire siz 235 60 18? Pls let me know
Monday, September 15, 2014 by lori:
Hi i drive 2008 dodge nitro......just wondering if i can change these to 255/65r16 thanks
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Cathi,
We would also be concerned that the 235/65R17 would rub in tight turns, as well possibly cause your ABS system to malfunction.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Tucker,
The 235/70R16 is almost 2" taller (overall) compared to your stock size, so we would warn that the tires might rub in tight turns and that your ABS system may malfunction if the vehicle is not reprogrammed (by a dealer) for the new tire size
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Eric,
Unless you switch to a larger (17" or 18" ) wheel, you won't be able to use a lower profile tire safely. The overall diameter of the tire needs to be the same for ABS to work properly. The 245/50R16 would be about 1" smaller in diameter for reference.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Aurelio,
The 265/70R16 would need a 16" wheel to fit, so your 15" wheels would need to replaced.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Werner,
We'd encourage a test fit on the wheel, but we can confirm the 215/70R16 is a safe size to use on all late model Sportage.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Jay,
The 205/55R16 is almost 3" smaller in diameter than the original Saturn tire size, and would not be able to carry the weight of the heavier vehicle safely. Sorry !
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Chris,
255/60R18 has a couple all terrain options, but the 265/60R18 has a better variety. You will want to look up your factory wheel width, as the 265 needs at least a 7.5" wide wheel.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Doc:
Ton,
The 215/70R16 size is 27.8" in diameter and the 235/60R18 is 29.1" tall and about 1/2" wider. I'm not sure what a RVR is, but the differences in tire sizes are different enough to where I'd be concerned.
Friday, September 19, 2014 by Laurel:
I drive a 03 Sante Fe GL with 225/70R16 can I use 225/50R16?
Pls let me know.

Thanks
Sunday, September 21, 2014 by kasey:
I have a 2000 oldsmibile bravada. It has 15 inch wheels do I have to change out hubs togo with a 16 inch wheel
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Brittany:
I have a 2003 Chevy tracker. Would 245/70/17 tires be able to fit
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Peter:
I am looking at a 2009 Honda Odyssey, it has 235/65R16 on all season, I have a set of 235/65R17 snow available. Safe to put on about 3% bigger.
Cheers,
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Peter:
I am looking to buy a 2009 Odyssey, it has 235/65R16 on all season. I have a set of 235/65R17 snow. Safe to put on? its about 3% bigger.

Cheers
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Doc:
Laurel,
The 225/50R16 would be much too small in diameter to work safely. For reference, the only alternate size we can guarantee is 235/70R16
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Doc:
Kasey,
Luckily there are no modifications needed to the vehicle if you choose any of the wheels from our website;

http://www.tirerack.com/upgrade_garage/WheelSearch.jsp?autoMake=Oldsmobile&autoModel=Bravada&autoYear=2000&autoModClar=
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Doc:
Brittany,
The 245/70R17 would be 3" taller than your stock tires, so we would be concerned that they would rub in certain conditions without some suspension modifications. Sorry !
Monday, September 29, 2014 by Janie:
I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8. My tires are 225 r70 16. Can I replace them with 235 r70 16?

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