More and more vehicles are coming from the factory with staggered tires — the front tire is a different size than the rear. While this certainly has advantages in some performance areas, it does come with some restrictions. For example, the number of tire options can be very limited. In addition, tire rotations are restricted or even non-existent in the case of a directional tire.
So the question is raised, can I square up — run the same size front and rear? In most cases the answer is YES! Most staggered set-ups are the same overall diameter. While the rear tire is wider, it is not taller. In those cases, you can square up the vehicle. This is very common in winter applications.
In those cases where the rear tire is taller, you must maintain the staggered sizes. The electronic systems, like traction control and ABS as well as speedometer and odometer, are expecting that taller tire.
You can get your tire diameters from our website by checking the specs page on the tires of interest.