It's pretty common to see performance enthusiasts upgrade to larger diameter auto tires and wheels (rims & tires). If you're not familiar with the plus sizing concept, or just need a refresher, read "

Plus Sizing 101." What about the other side of the coin? Why would someone want to minus size their tires wheels package and go to a smaller wheel diameter?

Listed below are a few options why going smaller makes sense:

- Rough road areas:
** **Combining taller tires with smaller diameter wheels will help absorb more impact. This setup helps protect the wheels and provides a softer ride.

- Off-road use: Many off-road enthusiasts would like to maximize their wheel protection. And many accomplish this by minus sizing their wheels and using a taller set of offroad tires.

- Economy: Often times, smaller diameter wheels and taller tires are less expensive than larger diameter wheels and low profile tires.

The majority of cases for minus sizing are done for

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages. When you

shop by vehicle, our site will provide alternate tire and wheel options for your vehicle.

I have a 2000 ford expedition Eddie Bauer version it has 265/70/17 on it can I put a smaller wheel on it without an effect on the speedometer

Mark,

Yes, you can minus size to 16" on the 2000 Expedition. To keep the speedometer reading the same, use size 265/75R16.

We have a 2008 honda civic. We are looking at putting 16' Factory HONDA WHEELS and Brand New DUNLOP TIRES size 195/55R16 on there. Will this mess up the car performance. If so how?

As long as the wheels are a proper fitment, the 195/55R16 should work well with no problem. 205/55R16 would be a closer match and would be preferred.

I have 31x10.5x15 on my 1994 Toyota 4x4. The alloy wheel is 15"x7" Can I downsize to 225/75/R15 street tires?

Yes the 225/75R15 will indeed fit on the 15X7 wheel and still has the correct fitment and load capacity.

I just bought a 2012 Kia Optima with 18" wheels and 225/45R/18 tires. What are my options for downsizing winter wheels/tires?

If the Optima is a non turbo model, you can minus size to 16" with 215/60R16 or 17" with 215/55R17.

Sorry, I might need to clarify as I am unsure of your response. My car is a Canadian Spec Optima EX, no turbo but with 18" wheels and the larger brakes.

Is this the limiting factor on how small I could go? Does this limit me to the 17" wheels with 215/55/R17?

We have a 2011 Toyota Sienna with 17" wheels. can you recommend correct down sizing for some winter wheels?

Bill,

Unfortunately the large brakes on the 2011 Sienna do not allow for clearance of any of the 16" wheels that we sell which means 17" will be the smallest diameter I can recommend to fit.

Im wanting to find some tires for my 2002 camaro the tires it has now are 235/55/16 I would like to keep the 16" wheel on it but would like a different size tire (to make it a bit cheaper to replace) any suggestions to keep everything?

Vega,

Two other sizes can be used in your situation and I think you'll find that there are more options and better prices in both of them. They are size 215/60R16 and size 225/55R16

My 2011 Camaro has 245/45ZR20 on the front and 275/40ZR20 on the rear. I want to downsize to a 17x7 or 17x8 wheel. What tires would I need for these rims and still keep the speedo reading the correct mph.

Ed,

225/65R17 would be the correct match for speedometer accuracy.

Thanks Gary. Should I put 225/65R17

on the front and back? Should I go with the 7 or 8 inch wheels? Do you like any particular brand for my setup? (city driving on paved roads)

Ed,

The recommended rim width range on 225/65R17 is 6"-8" so either 7 inch or 8 inch wheels will work well. It is most common to run the same size front and rear when minus sizing on this car. In this size, I like the Yokohama Avid Envigor in particular.

Excellent Gary. I'll be placing an order just as soon as I make sure the stud pattern on the new rims is the same as my car.

Have a lexus ls 430 (2006) with the 245/45/18. Ride is too harsh for me. How can I soften it without affecting brakes, safety, ,etc. Can I use different size 18s or perhaps shift to a 17 inch wheel. Specific size recommendatiosn appreciated.

Thanks

Toup

While there are no taller 18" sizes we've found that fit the 2006 LS430, you can indeed minus size to 17" to achieve a softer ride. To keep the correct overall diameter, use tire size 225/55R17. One of the softer riding tires we recommend for your car in this size is the Michelin Primacy MXV4.

Want to downsize from 225/55/17 summer to 225/60/16 winter package on a 2011 Chev. Impala LT. Is This a good choice, if not what do you suggest?

Thanks,

Bob

Bob,

Yes, you are correct. We would indeed suggest minus sizing to a 225/60R16 for winter use on the 2011 Impala LT.

I want to downsize 20" wheels on my 2012 Volvo XC90 with a winter package - can I go down to 17" wheels without affecting speedometer reading? Thx.

Hello!

We purchased a Kia Rio5 sx 2013. It comes with 17" wheels and it has larger brake discs. Can I downsize to15" without affecting the car setup? Thanks for your advice!

Matt,

Yes, you can change from 20" wheels to 17" wheels on the 2012 Volvo XC90 for winter use. I would suggest using tire size 235/65R17 for winter use.

Pedro,

Unfortunately we do not yet have any fitment data on the 2013 Rio5 SX. I would suggest checking back with us in a couple of months.

I have Nissan Rogue with tire size 225/60/17, can I downsize to winter tire with size 215/70/16?

Philip,

Yes, you can indeed ownsize to winter tire with size 215/70R16 with no problem on the 2008-2012 Nissan Rogue.

i want to change my tire size on my 01 chev 1500 from a 235/75 16 to a 15 tire....is there anything you recommend that will keep the abs working and not throw the speedometer off too bad...i was told 245/75 15 would work but i can't find anyone that has that size

The 235/75R16 tire size is about 30 inches tall. The nearest I can find is 265/70R15 (29.5" tall) and 265/75R15 (30.5" tall).

Hi Gary,

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. I have a 2009 Accord with 235 45 18 tires on it, and I found a great deal on 195 60 15. I would only need them for a few months. The difference in diameter is only an inch, but can these be mounted on my car without problems?

Casey,

Unfortunately we haven't found any 15" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2009 Honda Accord, sorry.

I have a 2011 Subaru Impreza 5dr and I recently purchased 15 inch wheels for it. I bought the wheels for winter/ off road use. I'm having a hard time finding what tire size i'd need on the internet. Any help would be appreciated.

Devon,

To keep the correct overall diameter, I would suggest tire size 195/65R15.

Is there any problem to replace my 17 inches to 16 inches rim for nissan rogue 2008

Robert,

Minus sizing to 16" wheels on the 2008 Nissan Rogue would be no problem

Hey, my current stock size tire is 245/45/17, if I replace them with 235/45/17, would there be any problems? I was told if there is a difference of 1%, the speedometer would be off, but I would like to know through a specialist like you guys to be sure.

Hi can i use size 215/55/16 on my 2008 Nissan instead of 215/70/16? Reason being is that i have his size winter.tire already and if.i can use.them instead of buying 215/70/16 winters, thn i may as.wel

Nick,

It might work, but in order to answer this for sure, I will need to know the year, make and model of your car.

Dave,

I can check on this for you. What model of Nissan are you referring to?

hey gary, the year, make and model of my car is a 06 benz e350 4matic.

Nick,

While the 235/45R17 is a bit shorter in overall diameter, it will safely work on the 06 MBZ E350 4matic

Why doesn't Tire Rack allow for selecting smaller diameter wheels in the wheel searcher? Example: 2005 Mazdaspeed Miata comes with 17" wheels, but can AND SHOULD downsize to 15" to save up to 6 lbs per corner (and alot of money). Makes a dramatic difference. I can pick another 2005 Miata to get a selection down to 16", or an older year (with the same brakes and hub) to get down to 15", but Tire Rack should allow this for the vehicle selected when it's known that downsizing is viable.

Michael,

15" wheels do not clear the brakes on the vehicle in your example, however you can view 16" options that fit by clicking on the winter section link the blog. Simply enter the year and model of the vehicle there and select "16 inch packages". This will allow you to minus size on the site.

I just put 225/50/17 tires on my 2003 Accura MDX and didn't notice any difference then the standard size. It is such a big difference

Hi, looking for winter tires for 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited. OEM wheels are 19”. Would down sizing to 17” wheels cause any problems with brake system, or other sensors in the vehicle (spedometer, etc.)? Would this void vehicle warranty?

We have a variety of wheels in 17" for the 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited that clear the brakes and work with no problem. Changing wheels or tires should not affect a vehicle warranty.

Can you recommend what tire to downsize from a 18 inch to 15 for a chevy malibu ss 2006? My current tire size is p225/50r18...I would greatly appreciate it.

My car is running 225/65/17 tires and I'm looking for studded winter tires, but would like them to be as narrow as possible. Is downsizing this way possible? What size would be recommended? Can I reuse the rims that are on there now?

Sharon,

I can check on this for you What is the year and model of the vehicle in question?

Can I downsize my rims and tires on my 2010 Venza V6 AWD with 20 inch tires?

I have a 08 Subaru Forester 2.5x. Can I use P215/60r15 studded winter tires? It currently has p215/60r16 summer tires.

Karen,

Yes, you can minus size to 17" or 18" on the 2010 Venza V6 AWD with no problem.

Teresa,

Unfortunately we have not found any 15" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5x.

I have 2007 Toyota Camey SE with 17" wheels. Can I downsize to a 16" wheel with 215 65 16 tires?

Matt,

Yes, you can minus size to a 16" wheel on this car, but use tire size 215/60R16 to avoid rubbing and maintain the correct overall diameter.

My 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan came new with stock 225/65r/16 Tires. Is it possible to use 215/70r/15 as a winter tire?

Thanks

Elad,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2011 Dogde Grand Caravan.

Hi I just purchased a 2012 Nissan Rogue with 225/55R18 tires , can I use 215/60R16 snow tires without any problems ?

Jerry,

You can minus size to 16", but you will want to use tire size 215/70R16 to keep the correct overall diameter.

Can I put 225/65R17 instead of 235/65/R17 winters on a 2007 Volvo xc90?

Mark,

Yes, 225/65R17 can be used on the 2007 Volvo XC90.

I have 225 65 R17 stock tires on a Mazda CX5. How much can i downgrade in size for a snow tires.

Mike,

On the 2013 CX-5 you can minus size to 16" wheels with tire size 225/70R16.

Can I downsize my winter tires to a 16 inch wheel and tire? I am looking for studded or studdable winter tires for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee which has 245/65R17 on it as stock. Also, is it true that I cannot get steel rims for 17 inch?

I have a Toyota Yaris SE 2012 with 16 inch wheels (190/50R16) and i want to downsize my wheels for the winter. I would think that the size of the LE model would work (175/65R15). Can i do that?

I just bought a 2013 Highlander Plus with 17" wheels. I'll be selling my 2005 Honda Pilot EX, which has 16" wheels and 235/70R16 Michelins on it. I like the Pilot wheels much more than the ones on the Highlander and it looks like the bolt pattern and offset are compatible. Can I swap the Pilot wheels to the Highlander?

I have 245 65 R 17 stock tires on a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. Can I downgrade to a 16 inch for snow tires?

Maryanne and Patty,

Unfortunately we have not found any 16" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We know of no 17" steel wheels that fit it, but 17" aluminum alloy wheels are available for it.

Jeff,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 175/65R15 on the 2012 Toyota Yaris SE.

Hi, I have a 2011 Hyundai Accent SE hatchback with 205/45R16 as stock tires. Is it possible to minus size to 175/70R14 and/or 185/65R14? Thanks for your help!

Ashley,

Yes, either 175/70R14 or 185/65R14 are possible sizes that you can minus size to on the 2011 Hyundai Accent SE hatchback.

Hi, I have a 09 Audi Q5 with the current tires being 235/60 R18. Could I downsize to a size 17 (without having issues with ABS, speedometer) and if so what specs would you recommend?

Matt,

You can minus size to 17" with tire size 235/65R17 on the 2009 Audi Q5.

Hi

I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra SER Spec-V. It is lowered with Eibach pro kit springs (Front Lowering 1.2 in; Rear Lowering 1.0 in). My stock tire size is 215/45/17.

I want some snow tires and I'm wondering what is the best size in 15"?

Is 195/65/15 the right size?

Thanks

Hi, can I use P235/70R16 104 snow tires on my 2009 Acura MDX?

Thx

Steve

Vincent,

185/65R15 or 195/60R15 would be the sizes that we recommend when minus sizing to 15" on the 2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V.

Steve,

We have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2009 MDX. When minus sizing to 17" on the 2009 MDX, we would recommend size 235/65R17.

I have a friend with a 03'-06' Grand Prix and she needs tires. Current size is 225/60R16. I have a good set of 215/60R16. Would there be any issues with these fitting the car?

Shane,

This should be no problem. I would suggest she uses 36psi when running this slightly smaller size.

What size tire do i buy in a 17" rim? To match the height if the stock 275/60/r20. The 17"rim will be for new snow tires

Hello, can I downsize from factory P235/45R18 to P205/60R16 for winter tires on a 2013 Honda Accord?

Thanks, Roger

Matt,

I can check on this for you. What is the year, make and model of the vehicle?

Roger,

You can indeed minus size to 16" on the 2013 Honda Accord. The suggested tire sizing to keep the correct overall diameter would be 205/65R16 or 215/60R16.

Hi Gary, I like the idea of better winter traction but the idea of my odometer racking up more miles than I'm actually driving scares me a bit.

Would it make sense for me to switch from the 225/55/17 stock Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires on my 07 Monte Carlo LT to 225/50/17 Michelin Primacy tires? I need tires badly and I have found some used Primacy MX4s in great shape, but I have concerns about the size difference.

Thank you for this informative article!

We have a 2013 S50 volvo that has 215/50R17 on it and we where wanting to downsize to a 15 rim. Would this work and not affect the brakes? What size to you consiter?

2000 Ford expedition in the shop, I called and they said it has 225 70 R16 (I am out of state traveling) I researched and it looks like this truck should have bigger tires?

Pat,

We would not recommend going to a tire that is shorter in overall diameter on the 07 Monte Carlo LT. If you are keeping your stock 17" wheels, we recommend that you stick with 225/55R17.

Kristina,

I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with a Volvo vehicle called an S50. I have no data on this car.

Greg,

It sounds like they mis-read the size. If they are 16" wheels, the 2000 Expedition uses size 255/70R16.

Hi,on my 2009 camry le,OE-215/60-r16.can i change to a 205-r16,if so what aspect ratio would be best? thanks, Rich

Rich,

The size you asked about changing to is the same size that is on the vehicle now...215/60R16. If you meant to ask about 15", they will not fit over the brakes on the 2009 Camry, sorry.

Hello!

I have a 2012 civic DX with 195/65r15. I would like to know if some 215/60r15 will fit on my civic? I'm guessing that it will fit and maybe the speed would have minime change but I just want to be sure.

John,

We actually haven't tried that 215/60R15 size on this body style of Honda Civic. It looks likely to work, but we do not know for sure, sorry.

Hello, I have a 2011 Subaru Outback, 225/60R17 tires. I have an extra set of 225/60R16 snow tires and would like to know if I could use them on the Subaru. It seems like they will fit but I'm not sure if they will cause any problems. Thank you.

I have a 2012 Ford Escape LTD, 4WD, V6. I have 16" alloy rims. I'm looking at winter tires. I noticed most places recommend using 235/70R16. Can I use 215/70R16 ? I realize that my speedo will be off but how much will it affect my gas mileage ? Would it ok for me to go with this size?

Dave,

The size 225/60R16 is shorter in height and load capacity so we would not recommend using that size. You could use 225/65R16 or 215/70R16 if you would like to minus size to 16" on the 2011 Subaru Outback.

Mario,

215/70R16 is a full inch shorter in height than 235/70R16 and has less load capacity so it is not a size we would recommend using on the 2012 Ford Escape 4WD limited.

I have a 2012 VW GLI with 18" wheels and Dunlop SP Sport 01. Can I downsize to 16" for the snow tires? Or should I stay at 17"

Hi, I have 99 monte Carlo with p225 r 60 16 tires..Can i change the tires to p215 r 60 16?

Kim,

Yes, 215/60R16 will indeed work with no problem on a 99 Chevy Monte Carlo.

I have 07 Camry, stock 215/55/17. Can I minus size to 215/65/16?

Doug,

When minis sizing to 16" on the 2007 Camry, you'll want to use tire size 215/60R16 to keep the correct overall diameter.

hi, if I downsizes my MDX winter tires to 17 rims&wheels, will it affect the SH AWD? tks

We have a 2005 subaru outback... 225 60 r16 is stock. can i downsize (snow tires) to a 195 60 R15, or is this too small?

I presently have on my 2011 Nissan Rogue SV AWD 225/60/17 tires. Am I able to downsize to a 215/70/16 tire? Thanks.

Hi,

I have a 2000 Maxima GLE with 215/55/16, I was wondering if it would be safe to install 205/70/15 for my winters.

Thanks

Scott,

As long as all four tires are the same size, the all-wheel drive system on the MDX would not be harmed.

Mark,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2005 Subaru Outback. It appears that you'll need to stick with 16" on this vehicle.

Lara,

Yes, 215/70R16 is indeed a good minus size fitment for the 2011 Nissan Rogue SV AWD.

Mark,

15" wheels can fit the 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE, but 205/70R15 may rub. Stick with 205/65R15 instead.

can i use my wifes 2002 15inch wrangler canyon wheels with 5.5 backspacing 24 mm offset using 225/75/15 tires on my 98 jeep grand cherokee

Bob,

There is a chance that it will clear but we do not know for sure since we do not carry that brand of wheel.

Hi, I have a 2008 Nissan rogue ... Current tires are 225/60r17 I am wondering if I can put 215/70r/16 on for winter ? Will they fit ?

Amy,

Yes, 215/70R16 is indeed a good minus size fitment for the Nissan Rogue.

I bought a Toyota Sienna 2009 LE and kept my original 2001 Toyota sienna XLE mags which are 15". Will they fix on my new 2009 model which came with 16" mags? And if so, what specs should i look for.

hi i have winter tire and rim from mazda tribut 2001 size is 225-70-r16

will this fit to my nissan rogue 2008

now we r using 215-17-16

J-F,

I'm sorry, we know of no 15" wheels that will clear the brakes on a 2009 Toyota Sienna LE.

Joel,

225/70R16 is a bit taller than we've tired on the 2008 Nissan Rogue so we do not know if that size will fit. 215/70R16 is a more typical size to use.

I have a set of winter tires size 215/65R15 m+s 96T, Can I put these on my 03 Dodge caravan? Even though I currently have 225/60R16 m+s 98T on my van.

I have a 2008 Kia Sedona EX pwr.which came with stock 235-65R17 tires. I'd like to get winter wheels and tires but would like to downsize to 16inch. Is this possible?

Hi. I have a 2008 mazda cx-7 sport. Can I get smaller winter tires instead of 235/60R18 - what would the specs be? thanks!

Hi, I have 2012 Honda accord EX-L V6 with current tire size of 225-50R 17,and I am looking to down size to 215-60 R16 for winter tires...please let me know if they will fit? - Thank you

hello Gary. i have a 2008 hyundai sonata and the stock tire size is 215/60R16. can i downsize to a 15" rim and, if i can, what size of tire would i need. thanks for your help

Hey there, I have a 2008 Subaru impreza sport. Im looking to put 195/60/15 tires on it for the winter. Can I pull that off?

Lyndsey,

If you move to 15" wheels, tire size 215/65R15 will fit but is a bit short. 215/70R15 would be a better choice.

John,

I'm showing the original tires on the 2008 Sedona EX to be 235/60R17. Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" wheels using tire size 225/70R16.

Laura,

Yes, on the 2008 CX-7 you can minus size to either 235/65R17 or even 235/70R16 with no problem. Just click on the link for winter/snow tire packages for more details and pricing.

Nish,

Yes, that's exactly right. When minus sizing to 16" on the 2012 Honda Accord EX-L V6, tire size 215/60R16 will work well.

I have 2012 VW Passat TDI. Original tires are 215/60/R16. Can i go with 225/55/R17 winter tires if i get 17" rims?

I had a 2008 Honda Odyssey, with a set of winter tires on 16 steel rims. At end of lease we went with 2012 Odyssey, which comes with 17" mags (235/65 R17). For winter tires, I would like to downsize AND use my old steelies. Will the old winter rims fit (caliper, etc)? Will it interfere with Traction controls or ABS, etc.... If otherwise ok, What tire size should I go with? Tks !

hrllo i have a cadillac cts awd 2012 tires are 235 55 17 to what size can i go for winter tires . thank you

Rob,

Yes, 225/55R17 tires will indeed fit the 2012 VW Passat TDI.

Warren,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 Honda Odyssey, sorry.

Yoel,

For the 2012 CTS AWD 3.0L we have not found an alternate smaller winter tire size that fits.

I was wondering if you would be able to drop down to a 235/55R18 on 18x7 rims for the Toyota Seinna 2012 SE. It currently has 235/50R19. I am looking to put winter rims and tires on and where you can not get 19 steel winter rims I wanted to see if this would be an option or if 19 inch for the body would be the only option.

Not sure if you would know or not - just can't seem to find anyone that would know

Gary,

Thank you for the feedback on downsizing my Kia tires. Also, what flexibility in sizing/aspect ratio would I have for replacements to my P235-60R17 tires If I stay in the 17" size ?

Jamey,

Yes, you can minus size to 18" wheels on the 2012 Toyota Sienna SE and use 235/55R18. I'm not aware of any steel wheels in those sizes, but we do have relatively inexpensive alloy wheels that fit.

John,

225/65R17 would be the other size that we can recommend to fit the 2008 Sedona EX.

Can I replace 215 70 16 winter tires on a 2008 Nissan Rogue with 225 70 16 tires?

Can I minus size my 2012 Nissan Maxima Sport pkg tires to a 225/55 R16? I believe the stock tires are 240/40 R19. Thanks.

Tom,

We have not tried to plus size to a 225/70R16 on the Nissan Rogue, so I am unsure if this fits.

Joshua,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 Nissan Maxima Sport.

Thank you for your reply. As a follow up question: what is the smallest, least expensive tire I can run on the Max? Can I mount these 255/55 R16 tires on my wife's 2013 CR-V LX AWD? Thanks for the help.

Joshua,

On the factory wheel, the smallest I know of that fits is 225/45R19. See the our web site for current pricing.

255/55R16 is not a current tire size.

Gary,

I'd buy new wheels for the snow tires for the Maxima. What's the smallest size I can go down to? That tire I referenced are for a tire/wheel pkg u already own, I just wanted to know if they would fit the wife's CR-V.

will 215/55 R16 studded snows fit on my 2012 jetta sw tdi with 17" now? THanks

Implications while driving a car fitted with 175/65R14 Tyre and other three wheels with 195/60R15 Tyre

Joshua,

The smallest wheel size that will fit the 2011 Maxima is 17". I'm sorry, we have not tried 255/55R16 on the CR-V, sorry.

Steve,

We have not tried 215/55R16 tires on the 2012 VW Jetta so I am not sure if they would fit. The size is not much larger than the original so it is likely that it will work, but I cannot say for sure.

Will the tire size p225/60 r16 fit my 2011 dodge grand caravan. I currently have 225/65 r 16 on.

I have 235/60 r16 tires on my suv I can get a really good deal on 225/55 r16 tires will they fit on my rims without any problems

I have a 2013 Kia Rio 5 - will my 175/70R14 winter tires work? Right now the car has 185/65R15 all season. Thank you.

Gary,

I'm currently using 235/65R17's on my Sedona. Is it a mistake to consider putting 235/45R17 tires on my vehicle? I already have low rear end issues on my van and I suspect this might aggravate the condition. Is my concern valid ?

Jason with the Dodge Grand Caravan,

225/60R16 will fit on the wheel but is a full inch shorter in height and has less load capacity than the original tire so it is not recommended.

I currently have a 2010 Malibu with all seasonal tires that measure 225 55R 17". I want to switch to a smaller tire and rim for the winter. I'm looking at buying 16" rims/tires, can you make any suggestions if this is possible and types of sizes of tires to look for. Thanks

Jason with the SUV,

What is the year and model of the vehicle in question?

KS,

175/70R14 is a full inch shorter in height compared to 185/65R15, so it is not a recommended size.

John,

Yes, 235/45R17 is much too small for a Sedona minivan by about four inches.

Just bought a 2013 VW GLI it is turbo charged with 18x7.5 rims and 225/40/r18 tires. I live in new england so driving in snow and ice is unavoidable and was wondering can I purchase a smaller winter wheel/tire combo (if so what size would best work considering the largest rotors have a 12" diameter) or should I simply invest in good winter tires and deal with the low profiles wide footprint?

I have a 2008 Mazda3 with 205/50/r17 tires and want to know what size 16 inch tires would be compatible

Maxwell,

On the 2013 Jetta GLI you can minus size to 17" using 225/45R17 or 16" using 205/55R16 with no problem. Click on the Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages link in my blog for details.

Dan,

205/55R16 would be the size to use on the 2008 Mazda3 with 16" wheels.

I got 2011 Toyota Rav4 with 235/55R18 tire, can I down size to 215/70R16 for winter tire?

Pat,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 215/70R16 on the 2011 Toyota Rav4.

I have a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L4, will a 215 55 17 fit on my stock honda wheels which has a 225 50 17? Btw Im downsizing for winter use.

I had a Impreza 2012 with 17" wheel. Can I use 15" wheel to put on snow tire?

Marc,

Yes, 215/55R17 would be fine to use a as a winter tire size on the 2009 Honda Accord EX-L4.

Kam,

If this is a base model 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0I, then 15" wheels are an option.

I have a 2012 Civic LX with the stock 15" rims and have a set of 14" Winter tires but not sure if I can downsize the Rims on this car (nor was the service guy at the local dealership). I am hoping you can provide some insight

Ross,

We have not found any 14" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 Honda Civic LX, sorry.

Can I use 205/65R16 tires in my 2001 Subaru Outback? I will be using the stock rims. 225/60R16 is the original size I believe.

Can I use dodge caravan 225/60R16 rims on my Nissan maxima 2001?

Which size tire will work better on my 08 civic coupe. 225/50/17 or 215/50/17?? Thanks,

Heidi,

Both of those sizes are too large for a 2008 Civic. For 17", 215/45R17 or 225/45R17 would be recommended.

Hi, I have a 2012 Rav4 Limited. Original size 225/65/17 can I downsize to 215/70/16 for snows?

Can i go from a 215/65/16" M/S tire to a 215/70/15"winter tire on a 2002 Ford Windstar Sport

I have a 2011 KIA Sedona. The normal tires are 225/75r16. Can I run 235/75r15 on it?

Wayne,

Yes, 215/70R16 does fit the 2012 Rav4 Limited and would make a good winter tire size with 16" wheels.

Jim,

Yes, you can use 215/70R15 on 15" wheels on the 2002 Windstar with no problem.

Kathy,

We know of no 15" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2011 Kia Sedona.

Hello, I am trying to buy some winter tires, 2010 GMC Terrain, can I go from 225/65/17 to 225/60/17??

Tyler,

The 225/60R17 tire size is a full inch shorter in height and has less load capacity compared to 225/65R17 so we cannot recommend using that size on the 2010 GMC Terrain.

I have purchased 195-65-15 winter tires for my 2012 Kia Soul 4U Retro...original tires are 235-45-18. Will these work,? Kia dealership says yes, but 2 mechanics say no...

I've got a 2008 Chev Colorado Z71, 4x4 crew cab, the truck calls for 265/75R15 but other models call for 235/75R15, would the smaller size be ok on my model.

Dave,

The smaller tire will fit the truck, but is about an inch and a half shorter in height so expect a larger wheel well gap and some speedometer inaccuracies.

Linda,

I agree with the Kia dealership that 195/65R15 would fit.

I have a 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 sv. understand that the recommended tire is a 245/45r18 but I am shopping winter tires and I have been advised to put 245s on the back tires and 22545r18s on the two front tires. Do these fit and why would I want to consider doing this?

Josée,

It is not recommended to stagger tires on the Nissam Maxima, nor should you mix different diameter tires on this car due to ABS and traction control problems.

i have a ford ranger and the tyres on there are 235/75/r15 and i wanna put sum 195/80/r15 will it be ok ??

I have a dodge grand caravan 2006, i currently have 16" tires on it. I need to know, if i can downsize to a 15" and have it fit on the same wheels.

Hi,

I just bought 2008 BMW X3 3.0i that has stock tires at 235/55/r17 and wanted to know if I can use my old winter tires that are 215/60/r17. Thanks!

Hi,

I have a Hyundai Tuscan with 235/60/16. What size of 15" tire can I go to that would have roughly the same radius??

I have a 2008 Honda Civic LX sedan. I had a previous 2005 Civic VX that I put 14" snow tires and steel wheels on...can I put those same wheels/tires on my '08 Civic?

I have a 2010 Highlander with 245 65 17 would I be able to use my old Odyssey snows at 225 60 16 or would even new snows at 245 70 16 work as I believe the rims fit. Thank You

Hi Gary,

Thanks for all of your help! I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata that has 205/65R16 tires on it currently, and I have a set of firestone winterforce 215/60R16 tires that I would love to mount for the winter. Would this be reasonable and safe to do? Thanks!

i have a 1992 chevy silverado with factory stock rims and tires. is there any way i can up size my rims and down size my tires and not mess up my mph reading??

Iv bought a 2008, subaru impreza R. It's got the basic hubcaps and I wanna put some black rims on it. Just wondering, the stock size is 16". Can I up the size to 17" or will these not fit?

Nick

Owen,

I'm sorry, we do not have experience with downsizing to 195/80R15 on any year Ford Ranger.

Brian,

You can minus size to 15" on the 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, but this requires using 15" tires with 15" wheels.

Ken,

The 215/60R17 tire size is not approved to fit on the wider 17X8 wheels that are original on your 2008 X3 3.0i, sorry.

Logan,

I can check on this for you. What year and trim level is your Tucson?

Loc,

We know of no 14" wheels that will fit over the brakes on the 2008 Honda Civic LX sedan.

Nick,

I'm not aware of any 17" steel wheels in a Subaru bolt pattern.

I have a 2003 ford mustang gt. I'm trying to put winter tires on it. Stock tires are 245 55 r17. I was wondering if I could put r16 on there and would they still fit my stock rims?

Hello

I have a 2010 MB R350 blutec 4matic and it comes with 255/50 R19. I want to downsize and I was wondering if I can put 235/60 R17 all around. I know you mentioned that 235/65 R17 is recommended but I was wondering if 235/60 R17 can be fine as well? thanks for your help.

Can 195/60r15 be put on a 2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatch?

Sean,

16" tires do not fit on 17" wheels. There are 16" wheels available to fit the 2003 Mustang GT.

Shaun,

235/60R17 is shorter in height and has less load capacity, so it is not a recommended size for the 2010 Mercedez R350.

Ethan,

15" wheels will fit the 2012 Ford Focus SEL 5 door hatch, but the correct tire size would be 195/65R15.

Hi Gary,

Can I use a 215/60/R16 snow tire on my 2005 Dodge Caravan that takes a 215/65/R16?

Todd,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. To answer your question about changing tires on your existing wheels, we do not recommend using tires that are shorter in overall diameter which is what would occur if you were to use the size you mentioned on the Dodge Caravan.

I have an 07' Impala SS with 235/50R18 factory tires. Would it be impractical to swap tires to a 225/60R18 winter tire on the factory rims during the snow season?

Hi Gary,

My Tuscon is a 2008 V6 4WD

Jason,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I'm sorry, we have not tried taller tires on the original wheels so we are not sure if they would fit.

Logan,

When minus sizing to 15" on your 2008 4WD Tucson, the recommended tire sizing is 225/70R15 or 215/70R15.

I have a 07 ranger- tires are 265 75 R15.

What other tire can I mount to this rim? Would a 215 75 R15 fit?

Dan,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I am not sure about fitment data on your existing factory wheels, sorry.

Hi Gary!

Can I use winter tires 225/60R17 on my 2012 Toyota Sienna instead of the 235/60R17?

Thanks a lot!

I have a 2009 ford escape with all season tires at 225 65 R17. What tire sizing can I use when I purchase winter tires? Can I have 16 inch rims???

would the rims from kia sedona fit into a toyota highlander?

Hi Gary

I have a 2010 Highlander with 245/65/17 tires, would 16 inch rims fit and if so can I use my Odyssey winter tires at 225/60/16?

Thank You

Thanks for posting this, I've been considering this for years and I think I'm finally close to taking the plunge.

My wife's 08 Kia Optima LX has 215/50-17 and I want to go to 16 but not throw off the speedometer and everything else. Can you recommend what I should be looking for?

My daughter and son have Subaru Legacy's. The tire size is 205 50 17. I have a spare set of winter tires that are 215 65 16s and and another set that are 205 65 16s. Can I put those on their Legacy's.

I see that the 2014 Mazda 6 Grand Touring model has 225/45R/19 tires, but the other 2014 Mazda 6 models have 225/55R/17 tires. Could I have the dealer swap tires and get the 17's instead on the Grand Touring Mazda model? Would this cause problems with the tire pressure monitor?

Simon,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried the smaller tire size that you're asking about on your factory original wheels so we are not sure if they will fit.

Ross,

Yes, you can minus size to 16" wheels on the 2009 Ford Escape with tire size 235/70R16.

Nazlin,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I do not have data on cross fitments between different manufacturers original equipment wheels.

Bruce,

We have not found any 16" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2010 Toyota Highlander, sorry.

Mike,

For the 08 Kia Optima LX you can minus size to 16" wheels with tire size 205/60R16 to maintain the correct diameter with no problem.

Benji,

If you minus size to 16" on a Legacy that originally came with 205/50R17, the correct size would be 205/55R16. The others you mentioned are too tall and may not fit.

Mike,

I'm sorry, we have no fitment data on the 2014 Mazda 6 vehicles. Your best bet would be to check with your dealer on this one.

Hi,

Will 225/70 R16 tires be acceptable on a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan? It currently calls for 225/65 R16

Can I change my 2007 dodge caliber from 215/60/R17 to snow tyres 205/65/R15?

Jason,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I'm not sure if the taller 225/70R16 will fit on a 2011 Caravan originally equipped with 225/65R16.

Sam,

When minus sizing to a 15" on a 2007 Dodge Caliber equipped with 215/60R17, the correct sizing would be 205/70R15.

my current 2009 camry has 215/60r16 tires. Can I put 215/55r16 on it?

David,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I cannot recommend using shorter tires on your original 2009 Camry wheels, sorry.

I have a 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX with a current tire size of P205/55 R17. I want to downsize to a 16 inch rim. Is this possible? And what size tire would you recommend to avoid a large increase or decrease in speedometer error?

I have a VW golf and want to change from 195//60,14 on the front to 165/80,13.. will i have any problems.

Can the summer tires and rims 17 inches on a 2007 audi 4 be changed to 16 inch rims and tires for winter tires.

Hello Gary! I have a question, I have an oldsmobile cutlass 98 and it comes with 215/60R15 and I made a mistake by buying used tires and they sold me 205/60R15 insted is there anything that might affect my vehicle?

My girl has a 2004 buick rendesvous, with 215 70 16 tires now. can we put my blizaks 235/75 15 on diferent wheels and not change anything. other option is blizak 205 55 16

Hi

I have Dodge Caliber RT- 2009 size tire is 215-R55-18 .Can I downsize the tire on the rim what I have original ,what be the next size

Hi Gary

I forgot is about downside the all seazon P215-R55-18 to a winter packed what be the next size down on my original rim

Trevor,

The original size on the 2008 Impreza WRX is 205/50R17. You can minus size to 205/55R16 with no problem or change in speedometer accuracy.

Steve,

What year and model is your VW Golf?

Linda,

Yes, you can minus size to 215/55R16 on the 2007 Audi A4 with no problem.

Alberto,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I cannot recommend using the smaller 205/60R15 tire size on your original wheels.

Rob,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2004 Buick Rendezvous, sorry.

Pamela,

I do not know of any smaller tire that will fit the original 18" wheels, sorry. You can purchase smaller diameter wheels and use different tire sizes.

i have a 2008 Hyundai Entourage (Minivan), tire size 235/60R17, will 225/60R17 work same on it?

I have a 01 nissan sentra with 185 65 r14 can I down size to 175 70r14?

Nana,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I cannot recommend using the smaller 225/60R17 tire size on your original wheels.

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I do not know if the tire size 175/70R14 will fit on your original wheels.

Hi I have a Renault megane 05 it has alloy wheels with tyres 205/50/r17. Is it possible to purchase 205/55/r16 tyres for the car? If so do I need to purchase anything else ?

Hello

Was wondering if I can put 225/60/16 tires (already on rims) on a 2008 Acura TL (base model).

Thank You

Bruce,

While you can minus size to 16" on the 2008 Acura TL, the correct sizes would be 205/60R16 or 215/55R16.

I drive a 99 Grand Prix SE. Can I switch from 225/60 P16 to 215/65 P16?

Hi

I have a Kia SX with 17 '' tires and larger disk brakes than on the EX or LX. Can I use 15'' rims with snow tires? I read I can but at Kia they said that they don't have any experience with the change but they doubt it will fit because of the larger brake size...

As an alternative can I use 16'' rims? Thanks a lot! JJ

Scott,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. To answer your question about changing tire size on your existing wheels, yes we have fit 215/65R16 on the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix with no problem.

JJ,

What exact year and model of Kia are you referring to? SX refers to a trim level rather than a specific model of vehicle.

Hi I am wondering if it is possible to down size to 16 inch steel wheels on the 2012 toyota camry hybrid XLE and go with

215/60/16 snow tires. An acquaintance has indicated that only solution is 17 in alloys due to large brake calipers on this car.

Lenny,

Yes, you can minus size to 16" wheels on the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE and use size 215/60R16. You can view which 16" wheels we carry that fit in the winter section of our site here : www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi I have a 1999 Chevy Malibu with 215/60R16 tires on the front; however, these tires are a little too big for the back (the struts sit much lower, not sure why.) They clear the strut but rub and have an awful smell when you drive it. What would be a better size for the back if I have my 215s on the front?

Michele,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. The only sizes we can suggest for the 1999 Malibu ain 16" are 205/55R16 on all four wheels or 225/50R16 on all four wheels.

I would like to drop rim size down to 15 inch from 17 on my 96 gt mustang convertible to help it ride softer/smoother. Is possible? And a little narrower on the front and a little wider on the back than the factory 245/45/17. Im looking for more sidewall to soften the ride.

Hi! I have a 235/60 R18" width is 7.5" from my 2012 honda pilot which i upgraded. Now im planning to use the rim for my 2013 subaru forrester which at present has a 215/65 R16 width is 6.5. Will this rim fit? What size of tire do i need to buy? And will it affect the speedometer?

Bob,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 1996 Ford Mustang GT, sorry. You can minus size to 16" with 225/55R16.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Eric,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 Honda Pilot.

cani use 225/50/17on my vectra 2007,i have 215/50/17. will affect the caar in any way

Hello there. What is the result if I change my factory alloy wheels which are 205/55/16 to smaller alloy rims that are 195/65-15? I'm looking to improve fuel economy and comfort. Will the handling / cornering improve too? I'm not a racer. Will down-sizing from 16" to 15" make the speedometer different?

please can i put a 17invh rim on my 2009 camry LE? wondering if it will work

I want to downsize from 17to16 on a 2002 LS430. Will LS400 wheels work? If so what tires would give a smooth ride

?

Hello

I have a 2001 3ltr chrysler Grand Voyager currently running 215/65 R16 98H. following an ice incident resulting in a very bent front alloy wheel I need to replace.

I have been offered a set of four 205/65 R15 96H

Can I down size to the 15" wheel without it causing to much of an issue or will the rolling rasius be to small ??

thanks

Scott,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I am not sure if larger tires will fit the original wheels on a Vectra.

Mora,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. There are 17" wheels that will fit the 2009 Toyota Camry LE. You can view them here : http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Richard,

We do carry 16" wheels that will fit your 2002 Lexus LS430, but I do not know what original Lexus wheels will fit your car.

Glenn,

When minus sizing to 15", we recommend a minimum of 215/70R15 on your vehicle due to load capacity and diameter.

I have Toyota Camry 2010 and want to go for 18 inch wheels with 225/45/R18 Tires without having any impact on the speedometer. Is this gona hurt the shocks or any other body part of the Vehichle in future. Please advise.

Can i downsize from a 17 to a 15 on a 2008 chevy malibu?

Could I fit 15s on a 2013 Malibu? Recently bought snow tires for my cruze which are 15s.. I'm now trading cruze in snd was wondering if the snow tires I got on the cruze would fit the 2013 Malibu?

I drive a lowered audi s4 Im currently on 18"x8.5 rims. 215/45 fronts are flush with the fender and the rear 245/45 and a one finger gap, now im thinking of getting 17" rims what tire size should i use for them? or will the 17" rims leave to much gap between tire and fender?

Looking to downsize Audi Q5 S-line for new winter set, currently running 255/45/R20. What can I downsize to?

Jamil,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

If you're plus sizing to larger wheel on the 2010 Camry, you can use 225/45R18 without problems.

Ethan,

We have not yet found any 15" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2013 Chevy Malibu.

Luis,

What year is the Audi S4?

Jan,

What is the year and model of your Q5?

Audi Q5 2010 3.2 Premium with S-Line Package. Default 255/45/R20.

Jan,

It is possible to minus size to 18" or even 17" on the Audi Q5 2010 3.2 Premium with S-Line Package. Follow this link to the winter section of our site to view available tire/wheel options :

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

This section of the site will let you view minus size options.

I have a 2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS, with a set of 225/60/R17. I was wondering whether I can get away with installing a set of 215/65/R16 snow tires? Thx.

sorry I left out the year, it's a 2002 audi S4

Luis,

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2002 S4, we suggest using 225/45R17.

will down sizing and using the 225/45 leave a bigger gap between tire and fender or will it remain the same?

Luis,

Yes, 225/45R17 would leave a larger gap than 215/45R18 or 245/45R18.

I have a 2004 Ford F-150 that came with 18" wheels from the factory. Can I downsize to 17" wheels?

Jordan,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 17" on the 2004 Ford F-150 with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2006 Honda Accord Ex with tire size 215/50/17. I am looking to install 215/65/17. Will this work without rubbing?

Can I fit 15's on my 2008 chevy malibu? If not what size tires should I use on 16's?

I have a '12 Challenger R/T Classic with Super Track Pack. It comes from the factory with 20's wrapped with 245/45zr20 Goodyear's. I want to downsize the diameter of the wheel to 18's, but leaving the overall diameter of the wheel/tire the same as stock. I am not concerned with the speedo, I just want the tires to fill in the wheel wells the way it does. Keeping in mind I will be staggering the setup, with 18x10 on the rear, and 18x 81/2 on the fronts....... What size tires do you recommend?? Thanks in advance.....

Hi,

I have a 1996 2nd gen Lexus ls400, at the moment it is on 225/60r16 102w and I have purchased 4 x new alloys and tyres at the same size as originals but when fitted to the Lexus the alloy catches on the brake caliper have only tried the front passenger side.

Please could you tell me if there is any indication on the wheels that I should look for so these fit ok.

Kind regards

Darren

Hi I have a set of 2012 honda accord lx sedan wheels and tires (16 inch) will it fit and be safe to put them on a 2004 chevy impala ? please I need help with this

I have a 2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS, with a set of 225/60/R17. I was wondering whether I can get away with installing a set of 215/65/R16 snow tires? Thx.

Hello, according to pep boys my 2011 kia soul + should take one of these tires or all i guess.

225/45R18 (STANDARD TIRE)

205/55R16 (STANDARD TIRE)

195/65R15

but i have a friend who has 4 brand new,Bridgestone 225/50R17 BLIZZAK, will these work on my kia

Thanks Terry

Dave,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I do not know for sure if the taller 215/65R17 size will fit your car, but it does not seem likely.

Ethan,

The smallest wheel diameter size that we've found to fit the 2008 Chevy Malibu is 16".

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Dave,

For that particular setup, we can suggest 245/55R18 front and 285/45R18 rear to keep the diameters close to your factory 245/45R20 size.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Juan,

I'm sorry, I do not have cross compatibility information on factory wheels.

Roberta,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" wheels using size 215/65R16 on the 2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Terry,

Size 225/50R17 is taller than we can recommend to fit the 2011 Kia Soul.

I've got 215/60/16 tires on a 5 x 114 bolt pattern. Am i able to use a snowtire with matching bolt pattern that is a 205/55/16?

Danielle,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend changing the diameter of the tires themselves.

Can I use 265 6517r instead of 245 65 17r for my ford explorer 2010 Eddie beure.. Kindly advice. Thanks

I have a 2011 scion xb with 205/55/16 tires on factory. Can I use 185/55/16 tires on it or what can I buy to be safe to dive and cheaper?

hi i wanted to go to225/60R16 on my ford escape with rims. it is a 2010, would dropping to this size affect anything??

My 2012 Toyota Camry has 205/65 R16 tires. Can 15" rims fit in?

Thanks!

Chandra,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I do not know for sure if the taller and wider 265/65R17 size will work properly on your 2010 Ford Explorer.

Pheng,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend changing the diameter of the tires themselves.

Patrick,

The smallest 16" sizing we can recommend for the 2010 Ford Escape is size 225/75R16.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

C.D.,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 Toyota Camry.

Hi, I have Camry with tires 225X45X18, and I need to start driving in sandy roads, can I down size rims and increase tires ? your suggestion will be appreciated.

Thanks and have a nice day

Fernando,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and model of the car?

hi i have a 2008 nissan rogue sl. tire size is 225/60/17. can i fit michelin winter tire size 225/70/15 on my car?

Jenn,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the Nissan Rogue. We have fit 16" wheels on it with 215/70R16 with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

hi im looking to get winter tires 215/65/16 already on rims for my 2008 nissan rogue. my normal tire size is 225/60/17. will these fit?

Will a 215/65r16 snow tire fit on a 2008 Honda accord ex-l v6? Thanks

I have a question. We have a Suzuki Grand Vitara/XL7 LT and the tires on it are size 235/60/R16. Can we put tires with size of 265/70/16 on it? And if not what other sizes of tires can we use? Thank you. We are having a hard time finding tires. Would really help. :)I do not understand the difference between these sizes.

Hello. I have a couple of questions as i've never purchased aftermarket rims before. I have a 2012 passat 17" wheels and wanted to get the elbrus i06 black ice wheels. Would they fit on the original tires or is it advisible to get new tires in addition... Also the sensors, would i have to get new or can i use existing ones? Thanks for any help!

I have a 2006 F 150 FX4 with towing package. I would like to change from 18" to 17" tires. Can I do this and if so how? What size tires will I need?

Thanks

can i put 06 Jetta wheels on a 02 maxima?

Jenn,

215/70R16 would be the correct size to use when minus sizing to 16" on the Nissan Rogue.

T,

When minus sizing to 16" on the 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6, the sizes we can recommend are 205/65R16 and 215/60R16.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Kaitlyn,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I doubt that the larger 265/70R16 will fit a Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Erik,

Yes, you can indeed use the factory 215/55R17 tires with the Elbrus I06 wheels that we list to fit your 2012 VW Passat. Your year and model of vehicle uses a monitoring system that does not use TPMS sensors, so installation will be as simple as swapping the tires over to the new wheels.

Fred,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 17" wheels on the 2006 F150 FX4. We would suggest size 265/70R17 to help keep a close overall diameter. To find 17" options, select 17" packages under the build your own package heading in the winter section of our site :

Wheel Tire Package by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Shane,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not have cross compatibility charts for manufacturers original wheels.

Can I replace the 215/65r16 on my 2002 windstar sel with 225/55r16?

Will,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend using shorter tires on your factory wheels.

I have some (almost) new 15" winter tires & steel rims from a '97 Buick LeSabre, and I'd like to put them on my 2001 LeSabre. However, the 2001 has 16" factory rims (P225 60 R16), and the brake caliper is hitting the 15" rims. Is there any way to make the 15" rims fit my 2001 that is set up for 16" rims? Or am I going to be forced to purchase a set of 16" rims and tires? Thanks in advance for your help!

Hello!

I recent purchased a used 05 F250 Super Duty Turbo Diesel. It originally had 17in wheels and LT265/70RX17E OWL All Terrain tires. It now has Extra Load 275/60R20 on 20in MT Racing wheels. He never used the truck for towing... Which is the reason I purchased it. The tires are not 10ply which I need to pull heavy trailers/horses and they will need to be replaced soon. To replace with the current wheels the cost will be substantially higher than a smaller diameter tire. So my questions are... Should I downsize the wheels to a 17 or 18 (originally had stock 17s)? If I downsize will I have calibration issues, sensor issues, etc.? If I downsize will it affect the truck height much, even if I get taller/thicker tires? What wheel and tire size/type would you suggest for such a heavy truck and towing strength?

Brenda,

When the 2001 LeSabre is equipped with larger brakes that interfere with the fitment of 15" wheels. I know of no way around this.

Jess,

The total height of your 275/60R20 tires is 33". If you minus size to 265/70R17, the total height is 31.6". While this is not a very large difference for your 2005 F250, you could use size 285/70R17 to keep the same 33" overall diameter.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hello - I bought a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the previous owner put on Toyo Proxes S/T [265/50R20]. Time for a change, I'd like to get Toyo Open Country M/T with BMF wheels but I'm not sure I'm aware of everything that should be considered, especially sizing. Would appreciate any feedback.

I have a Honda Pilot 2006, factory tire is 235/70/R16. Would there be any safety concerns with using a 215/70/R16 tire?

Thanks.

Sort of related question:

I have a 2000 Honda Civic Si (stock tire size 195/55R15). I wanted to know if a 215/70R15 will clear the vehicle. I know this is not a common size to put on this vehicle.

Thanks,

Chris

Hi,

I have a Kia Rio5 SX 2013 and currently have the stock 17 inch wheels and tires. I am wondering if I can downsize to 15inch (or if needed 16inch) wheels and tires for the winter. My SX has 11inch disc brakes in the front and 10.3inch discs in the back. If this is possible, are there basic steel wheels that would fit and what tire size would I need? Any models you recommend would be very helpful.

Thanks!

Pierre

Jeff,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend using shorter tires on your factory wheels.

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried tires as tall as 215/70R15 on your factory wheels.

I just bought a set of 235/55/17 ties I was wondering if these tires would fit on a 17x9 rims without any problems?

hi there

i just bought a toyota rav4 2013 limited with the 18' tires, can i downgrade it to 17'? and what will you suggest? thanks!

Josh,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. What is the year and model of the vehicle in question?

Charles,

Unfortunately we do not yet have any fitment data on the all new 2013 Toyota RAV4. I would suggest checking back in Spring.

Pierre,

We do not yet have any fitment data on the 2013 Kia Rio5, sorry. You may want to check back in Spring.

Hi guys!

I just bought a nice 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser with the optional 275/60R18 tires. The available tires made in that size seems to be very limited. What other all-season tire sizes can be used with an 8" wide rim? Thanks for the help!

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

On your factory wheels, we have also used size 285/60R18.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I currently have a 2010 kia magentis with 205/60R16, but I am getting a 2012 dodge grand caravan, that has 225/65R16, is it possible for me to put my winter tires from my magentis onto the caravan? and if so, whats the best way to do this?

thanks for your help! :)

Can I replace my p225/65r17 tires with p215/65r16 snow tires? (on rims). 2012 Dodge Journey

I have a 2012 Ford explorer limited with stock 255 50r 20" but want to by seperate studded snow tires and wheels as package to change out seasonally. Can I use 245 65 or 60 17"? or do you recommend another size. Thanks for the help.

I have 1997 Grand Prix GTP with 225/60/R16. Is there any PRO and CONS about getting 225/55/R16 instead for my car?

Shereen,

We are not familiar with a Kia Magentis as we do not see these vehicles in the United States.

Emm,

When minus sizing on the 2012 Dodge Journey, use tires size 225/70R16 to maintain the correct overall diameter.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Tony,

Yes, when minus sizing to 17" on your 2012 Ford Explorer Limited, use tire size 245/65R17.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

can bigger tire fit SUBARU FORESTER 2002 L, ie change from 205/70R15 to 215/70R15

Azu,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried the larger 215/70R15 on the Forester, so I am not sure if that size would fit.

I want to downsize from 225/40ZR R18 TO 235/45ZR R17..Will that affect anything or is this ok? t

Will 16 Lexus rims with 225/55 16 tires fit on a 2000 Toyota Camry?

Can I safely re-use my Fusion 2010 winter tires (205/60-16) on a new Fusion 2013 (stock 235/45-18) ?

(diameter being 2.4% smaller)

Gary,

I have a 1990 Firebird running on 215/65R15, What is the best performance and price affective set-up I can run?

Hi, My 2012 Dodge Caravan came with 225/65/R16 all seasons. My neighbor is selling 235/65/R16 winters. Can I use them without affecting anything?

Thanks.

Jose,

225/40R18 and 235/45R17 are close enough to each other in overall diameter that there would very little change in speedometer/odometer accuracy.

Art,

The largest size 16" that we have fit on the 2000 Toyota Camry is size 205/60R16. I am not sure if the wider 225/55R16 will fit.

David,

While the 205/60R16 tires are a bit shorter in diameter, they meet the load requirements of the 2013 Ford Fusion with no problem.

A.J.,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. You can view a complete list of the correctly fitting wheel and tire setups for your car here :

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I just bought a 2007 hyundai accent hatchback 2dr right now it has 16 inch rims on it, my question is can I downsize my rims to 14 instead, and will it help my gas mileage

Cheyenne,

While it will make very little difference in fuel economy, you can indeed minus size to 14" wheels on the 2007 Hyundai Accent Hatchback 2dr with size 175/70R14 or 185/65R14.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Will snow tires from a 2001 Subaru Forester fit a 2002 Hyundai Accent GS Coupe

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I do not have a cross compatibility chart for moving wheels from one vehicle to another.

Recently bought the 2013 Toyota Avalon with Bridgestone Turanza tires 225/45/18. Would replacing them with 17in wheel and appropriate tires make for a smoother ride? Or possibly switching tires out for Michelin Primacy tires for 18in wheel work? Very disappointed in the new Avalon's ride. Was told rough due to low profile tires. Never again.

Hi there ,

I own an Audi 2010 Q7 3.6 premium with OEM tires 265/50R19 what other alternative sizes i can use . The OEM are very expensive and wear out rather quickly.

many thanks

Khalid,

Yes, you can also use the more common tire size of 255/50R19 on the 2010 Q7 3.6 with no problem.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2011 jetta and it has 17"rims and tires can I put 16" rims on it with having drum breaks in the back

Can I use 215/50VR17 winter tires on my 2010 Infiniti G37x which now has 225/55VR17? Thanks.

Hi there. I have a 2002 Mercedes E430. Can i down size from 235/45/17 to a 16' rim? Thank you in advance. Gabe

Can I use P215/60R16 on a dodge caravan for winter tires?

Keith,

I can check on this for you. Which model of Jetta do you have (S, SE, TDI)?

Mike,

215/50R17 is shorter in diameter and load capacity than 225/55R17 so we cannot recommend it for the 2010 G37X.

Gabe,

Yes, we do carry 16" wheels that will fit the 2002 Mercedes E430.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Brent,

What is the year and model of the Dodge Caravan?

Hi Gary, thanks for taking my question. I read your blog often as I make my decision on my next set of tires.

I am buying tires for my 2009 RAV Limited V6 with 225/65-17 tires. I am going to be doing lots of off road travel in deep snow, ice and graveled roads in WV for the extended future. I am interested in an A/T tire but I can't really find one in my size I like besides the Yokohoma Geolander A/T-S.

Can I go up or down a size? What are your recommendations? I've also considered running the Pirelli Scorpion Verde and switching to a snow tire in my size. Thoughts?

Thanks for your time!

I have a 2002 Mitsubshi Eclipse GT with factory 17" rims. For winter tires will I be able to downsize to 15" rims? Or is 16" preferred?

Trevor,

Unfortunately we haven't tried taller tires on the Rav4, and the wider 245/60R17 size that we know to work is an odd size that offers no all-terrain tires.

The other all-terrain tire that is made in 225/65R17 is the Pirelli Scorpion ATR which is rated slightly higher in our customer survey data compared to the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S.

Winter tires will of course offer the very best in snow and ice traction, so that would be the ideal route to go if you are able to run a different set of tires for spring/summer/fall.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Albert,

The smallest wheel diameter that we have found to fit over the brakes on your 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT is 16". Use tire size 205/55R16 or 215/55R16 when minus sizing to 16" on your car.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have factory installed 18" tires on my 2011 Maxima SV. I don't like the ride and want to drop to a 17". What is the best size, and more important, will 17's effect ride or handling or safety?

Hi,

I have a suburban with 265 70/17s on it and have a chance to get a "hardly" used set of 265 65/17

I'm guessing that I can put them on without much problem except a slight "over-read" on the speedometer. Is this correct?

Mike,

You can indeed minus size to 17" on the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV with tire size 215/55R17. This size will offer a softer ride than most 18" setups. As a result of a taller sidewall, steering response will be slower.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Matt,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not typically recommend using shorter tires with the same diameter wheels.

I own a 2013 Matrix. the ride is very rough. Can I put on smaller rims and larger tires to get a smoother ride? the tire size is currently 210/45/17 or do you have a suggestion on how to correct the problem? thanks

Mr. Holmes,

Yes, you can indeed minus size from your factory 215/45R17 tires and wheels to a 16" wheel with 205/55R16 to give the vehicle a softer ride.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Gary,

thank you for your quick response. It supports my theory that it can be done as long as the final dimension remains the same. Mary Ann

Hi Experts!

I have a 2008 BMW 328 Xi Sedan. Current stock rims/tires are 205/55/R16.

I am planning on going to 18" rims.

I would like to know what tires configuration is best for comfort/smooth/soft ride/odometer

245/45/R18?

The front rims may be 18x8 and 18x9

Can the same size tires be used all around? If not; but is best config for front and rear. I dont race or anything. Just drive to and from work. It will be all season tires.

Thank you so much!!!

Will,

The correct sizing to use would be 225/40R18 or 235/40R18 all around or 225/40R18 front and 255/35R18 rear.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

someone was going to give me a set of 215/70 r16 and i was wondering if they would fit on a 2003 ford mustang

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

The size 215/70R16 is taller than we have used on a 2003 Ford Mustang so I do not know if it would fit.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Gary,

I have a 2013 MB GLK 350 and already have a set of 235/55R17 michelin winter tires. I know the recommended size for winter tires on the MB is 235/60R17, but would I be able to run the smaller aspect tires on the vehicle? Overall height would go from 713.7 to 690.1. Thanks.

Greg,

The 235/55R17 size carries enough load capacity to be safely used on the vehicle. Just keep in mind that the shorter height will show more fender well gap and cause some speedometer/odometer inaccuracy.

I have a front wheel drive Acura rsx type s that I want to downsize the wheel package on for autocross. My thought was decrease to a 15" or 16" by 8.5"-10" wide (whichever fits) and then run low profiles on it to increase the hole shot performance and weight savings. I would run narrower tires on the rear by roughly 2" from the fronts. I know doing this will affect the speedometer but, how does it effect the ride and tire options I need to consider? Also will this hurt and turning characteristics beyond making the tail pivot around easier?

Jeff,

The smallest diameter wheels that we have found to clear the brakes on the RSX Type S is 16". Use tire size 225/50R16 to maintain the correct overall diameter so that you will not have speedometer errors or ride quality problems.

I have a 1995 Ford Mustang GT. It has the 225/55/16 tires on the stock rim on it. I would like a smoother ride. Can I use 215/65/16 tires on it? Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a nice day.

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

The size 215/65R16 is taller than we have tried on a 1995 Ford Mustang so I do not know if it would fit.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport with factory 215 65 R16 tires. Wondering if any 15in rims will fit. I tried one set that didn't fit the fronts but appear to fit the back.

We have just one 15" wheel that will fit both front and rear on the Dodge Grand Caravan Sport : The Sport Edition F2.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey tire size 235/65R16 and I plan to use tire size 215/65R16 (older Odyssey size). In addition to it running 3.79% too slow there is a diameter variance of -3.65%. I have seen warnings that any size variance over 3% has the risk of brake failure. Can you explain exactly what that is and how big a risk it really is?

Steven,

I know of no reason why using the above setup would cause brake failure. Just make sure that the smaller tires have a high enough load rating to handle the Gross Axle Weight Rating shown on your tire placard sticker in your door jam.

I'm looking at buying a used 2003 Ford Focus Wagon. The tires on the car are 185/65/14 but when I search for what tires should be on the car, I get 195/60R15. Is there a problem with the smaller rims being on the car? Has the odometer been affected? If I buy the car, should I get new rims and tires? Thanks!

I have a 2003 Honda Accord ex-v6, can i downsize to 205/65r15

Vincent,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2003 Honda Accord ex-v6, sorry.

Caitlin,

Either size fits with no problem on the 2003 Focus with no problem and would have the same odometer and speedometer readings.

hey I wanna know if I can put 205/50r17 on my 2010 chrysler 300 that currently has 225/65r17. thanks in advance

Maurice,

205/50R17 is much too short for the 2010 Chrysler 300 and would be unsafe to use.

I have a 2008 Ford Escape it usually has 235/70/16 tires but I have recently put 215/60/16 on for just a week will that damage anything

Ty,

215/60R16 is much shorter in height and would not have adequate load capacity to safely use on the 2008 Ford Escape.

My Toyota sienna 2004 CE 8 seats passengers wears 216/65R16 tires. Can I also use 216/65R15 tires on this vehicle?

My Nissan sentra 2002 have 185/65r14 tires, can i fit 175/65r14 winter tires on to it? i know the load index is decreased, but most of the time car is unloaded.

Kevin,

Size 175/65R14 tires still do have enough load capacity for the 2002 Nissan Sentra to be safely used.

Will 225/45/17 fit on my 2010 Chevy Malibu

Dave,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in height on your factory wheels.

Can I downsize to a 16" (winter) tire for a 2012 Acura TL base model?

Glen,

Unfortunately we have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 Acura TL.

I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado and was thinking of lowering the profile from 245/70r17 to 245/65r17. Would this work with the stock wheels?

Willie,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in height on your factory wheels.

Can I downsize from a 17" rim to 16" rim in the 2013 Honda Accord EXL V?

Peter,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" on the 2013 Honda Accord EL V6.

Follow the link in my blog to view available options.

I have a 2011 dodge nitro 4.0 with 20" rims. Current tires are rated to carry 1984lbs. I want to downsize my rims to maximize my Towing ability what rim size and tire size do you recommend? And will I see any better mpg? Thank you.

I have a 2011 dodge nitro 4.0 with 20" rims. Current tires are rated to carry 1984lbs. I want to downsize my rims to maximize my Towing ability what rim size and tire size do you recommend? And will I see any better mpg? Thank you.

Hi, what wheels could I downsize to if I'm currently running 245-35-20 wheels and keep my speedo reading the same.

Thanks

I have a 2011 dodge nitro 4.0 with 20" wheels. I do a lot of camper towing and want to downsize wheel to increase load capacity of tires. Do have a recommended size wheel/tire to go to? Will I see any better mpg? Thanks

Hi,

I have Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 and the rims fit with tires 235/65/17. Is it safe to drive if change it to 225/65/17 ?

Thank

I traded in my 2007 Lexus ES350 for a 2013 ES350. My 2007 Lexus had P215/55R17 winter tires. The regular 2013 ES350 have P215/55R17 wheels but my 2013 Lexus has an option which includes larger P225/45R18 wheels. Can I use the smaller P215/55R17 winter tires without affecting the speedometer.

James

I have a 2103 Honda Accord Coupe V6. I'm finding the ride a little harsh. It has Michelin Primacy MXM4s 235/45-18. I am thinking of minus sizing the rims. I know the 17 inch rims with 215/55-17 would fit without issue, but I'm not sure if this is a big enough change to notice any ride improvement. Would the stock 16s from the sedan fit? Would that make a bigger difference in the ride? Is there a tire you would recommend? I was actually thinking about going with a snow tire. I have always found them to be softer riding than all seasons. Is this crazy?

Josh,

I cannot speak for fuel economy, but you can indeed minus size to smaller diameter wheels on the 2011 Dodge Nitro 4.0. The highest load tires will be found with size 225/75R16.

I'm junking an 02 Dodge Grand Caravan, but I'd like to salvage 4 x new Pirelli P215/70R15 all-season tires. My 08 Honda Accord has aftermarket MKW rims which are currently fitted with P215/60R16 stock Dunlops.

Will the Pirelli P215/70R15's fit on the Honda Accord?

V/r,

-Jeff

Can I install P215/70R15's on my 08 Honda Accord which is currently fitted with P215/60R16's?

V/r,

-Jeff

James,

What year and model of vehicle?

James price,

What year and model of vehicle are you referring to?

Razif,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in height on your factory wheels.

James Chong,

Yes, you can use the smaller P215/55R17 winter tires without affecting the speedometer.

Kathy,

Going to 17" would improve ride quality, but 16" will be an even more noticeable improvement. Winter tires are to be used in temperatures below 50 degrees only. Top all season tires for ride would include the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus and Michelin Primacy MXV4.

Jeff,

P215/70R15 is too tall for the Accord, sorry. Also, 15" wheels do not clear the brakes on this car.

Can I downsize from a 16" to a 15" rim on a 2007 Kia Sedona? Thank you.

David,

Unfortunately we have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2007 Kia Sedona.

Can I put 225/65R17 instead of 235/65/R17 on a 2001 Acura MDX?

Just bought a 2013 Ford f150 Platinum. It has 20" tires & rims. I have a studded winter tire & rim - 18", can I use them ??

hello sir i have a question about my 1996 honda civic ex? the original tires are 185 65 14 can i upgrade it to 185 70 14 or 185 75 14? will it effect my speedometer really back and wont read right?

I have a 2001 ford f-150 4x4 with 17 inch rims what do i need to do if anything to go down to a 15 inch rim

would like to replace my 215 45r 17 low ride tires to a better riding tire. My car is a 2012 hyundi touring. and can i keep the same wheels.

Larry,

We sell several wheels in 18" that fit over the brakes on the 2013 F150 so there is a chance that your other wheels will fit. When using 18" on this truck we recommend tire size 255/70-18 or 275/65-18.

Amy,

Joshua C,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried taller tires on the factory wheels on your 1996 Civic so I am not sure if they would fit.

Buddy,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on a 2001 F150 4X4.

Henry,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. Two of the best riding tires in 215/45R17 would be the Continental Pro Contact and Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have 2011 Toyota Camry. I am assuming, I got P215/60R16 tire size. What is the smallest tire option I can downsize?

I have LT 2011 chevy tahoe. I'm using P265/70R17. I'm not sure If I can use my other winter/studded spare tires 245/65R17.

Kevin,

16" is the smallest diameter wheel that we have found to fit over the brakes on the 2011 Toyota Camry.

Roland,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on your factory wheels.

Hello,

I have a 1998 honda accord lx and I am wondering if i can use 185/65R/14 instead 195/65R15.The 195/65R15 is the normal requirement but I have two 185/65R/14 tires that I want to use on the same rim.Is this going to be an issue for my car? Thank you in advance for the help.

Ameden,

185/65R14 tires require 14" wheels to mount to. We have not found any 14" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 1998 Honda Accord.

Hi,

I have a 2012 Toyota Rav4. Wondering if I can put 225/45R17 snow tires on? I believe the factory originals are 225/60r17. Thank you for your help!

Matt,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on your factory wheels due to the tires having too little load capacity. Using a tire as small as 225/45R17 on a 2012 Rav4 could lead to a catastrophic tire failure.

Hi,i have a 2004 honda civic suggested tire on the sticker is 185/65/r15 but i have a 205/75/r15 is there will be problem if i put those bigger ones?thank you..

Kevin,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 205/75R15 is much larger than I can recommend to fit a 2004 Honda Civic.

I have a 2013 Honda Odyssey. Can I downsize from the 235/65 R17's that are original to 235/65 R16's Blizzaks that I have for winter?

hi, i have a 94 ford lightning with 275/60/17 tires on it. would 265/65R17 tires fit without problem?

I have a 2009 Dodge Journey and I have tires that are 225/55/19 and I want to replace them with 225/65/17 tires. Do I need to purchase new wheels?

I have a '00 Subaru outback with 225/60/r16 tires and want to know if my spare 225/70/r16 tires will fit

I just bought a 2007 toyota Sienna with 215/65R 16. I own a newer set of Winter tires/rims that are 205/70R 15. Can I use these and will they effect my speedometer?

Bryan,

Yes, you will need new 17" wheels in order to use tire size 225/65R17 on your 2009 Dodge Journey.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Dani,

225/70R16 is much taller than we have tried to fit on a 2000 Subaru Outback so I do not know if it will fit. My gut feelings is that it would rub.

Mark,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2007 Toyota Sienna. If the wheels do fit, then 205/70R15 would be a good size to use to keep the correct overall diameter for speedometer accuracy.

Brad,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried any other sizes on the 1994 Ford Lightning so I cannot say if the 265/65R17 will fit.

Brad,

We have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2013 Honda Odyssey.

I'm trying to save money on tires, I have a Pontiac G6 GT 225/50R17. I was offered a deal on 245/45R17... he explained the difference to me but I just want to make sure that they will be ok on my car.

Debbie,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

Yes, you can use 245/45R17 tires on the Pontiac G6.

I have a 2003 ford explorer currently with 235/70 R16 would it be possible to downsize to 235/75 R15s without having a problem? Thank you

Just bought a 2013 Camry XLE 4 cyl with 17" rims and P215/55R/17 tires. The car rides rough. My old 2002 Camry XLE has 16" rims and P215/60R/16 and rides much more smoothly. Can I change the wheels to 16" and P216/60R/16 on the new Camry without causing problems?

I upgraded to new Michelin tires for my 2012 Honda Accord, 215/60R16. The old ones have plenty of tread. Can my daughter use them on her 1999 Lincoln Town Car, with current tires of 225/65R16?

I have a 2009 grand vitara, it comes with 22560 R18 tires. I would like to put some more kind of all-terrainoff-road tires. I am ready to down size to 17" tires for more options. I would like to know what is the maximum size of 17" tires i can put on my grand vitara without a lift kit ...

thanks

Meghan,

Unfortunately we have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on 2003 Explorer models. The exception is the Explorer Sport

Perry,

While we have used 16" wheels on 2013 Toyota Camry, we do not know if the factory wheels from your 2002 model will fit.

Erik,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having too little load capacity.

Stephanie,

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2009 Grand Vitara, the largest size that we have tried is 235/65R17.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2007 Scion Tc Spec with 18" Alloy wheels and 225/40-18 Tires. I am trying to downsize to a smaller wheel since i keep cracking them and keep getting flat tires. I keep hearing that i cannot downsize due to the size of the break pads. what would you recommend?

Jennifer,

You can indeed still minus size on the 2007 Scion Tc Spec with 18" Alloy wheels. Although the vehicle does have moderately large brakes, we have a variety of wheels that with with no problem. My suggestion would be 16" with 205/55R16 or 225/50R16 tires.

I own a 2012 VW Passat 3.6 SE with 235/45 18. I am looking for winter tires and rims and was wondering what is the lowest I can downsize to? You guys do not carry the steel rims in my size and the tires are pretty pricey.

Brett,

On the 2012 VW Passat 3.6 SE, the lowest size that you can downsize to is 16" with tire size 215/60R16.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a Toyota Sienna SE 2011 and my current set is 19" alloy wheels. Can I downsize to 18" rims using 235/60R18 or 245/55R18?

would i be able to put 15 inch tires on a dodge grand caravan 2013?what would be the tire size 225/65/15 instead of 225/65/16

Steve,

Unfortunately we have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Roland,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 18" wheels, but the size to use is 235/55R18.

have a 1999 Pontiac grand prix gtp with 225/60/16 can I use 205/60/16 and would they fit in a 15" rim if I only use them on the front they are winter tires

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having too little load capacity.

O8 camery.... 215 60 16 are what they need. Can I use 215/65r16 instead?

Brent,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried installing tires as large as 215/65R16 on the 2008 Toyota Camry.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2013 Grand Carvan R/T, tires are 17", looking at gettting winters tires, will 16" fit?

I am considering a used Mercedes glk 350 with 235/50R x 19 tires. Can I downgrade to a 18" or 17"?

Last week my wife and I bought a 2008 Acura RDX base with SH-AWD,it has 57,000 miles. The stock rims are 18" and the existing tires are fairly new Kumho solus KL21. Unfortunately we now realize after driving it in our familiar daily routes and doing some research that the RDX is known for having a hard jerky ride. Would changing tires to say a Goodyear Assurance Comfort-tred which is labeled as a touring tire help soften the ride or would changing down to a 17" wheel with a touring tire verses a performance tire have a much greater result. We are not looking for a day and night difference, but we need a descent improvement.

Jamie,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T.

Carl,

We have indeed minus sized to 17" on the Mercedes GLK350.

Mike,

The Assurance Comfortred Touring would be a slightly softer ride compared to the Kumho Solus KL21. You can make a more dramatic difference in ride quality by minus sizing to a 17" setup with 225/65R17 tires.

I have a 2010 Honda CR-V LX with 225/65R17 wheels and tires. For economy's sake I'd like to downsize to a smaller tire. Can you tell me if a 16" tire would work on my Honda? If so, do you recommend a particular tire? Will the speedometer and tire pressure sensor be affected? Will a 16" tire fit on the existing rim, or is is necessary to purchase new rims and tires in order to downsize to 16" tires?

what are the conquinces of using 215-65-16 instead of 215-70-16 on my rav4 2wd 2004

Ron,

Yes, we do carry 16" wheels that fit over the brakes and work well with tire size 225/70R16 on the 2010 Honda CR-V LX. You would of course need different wheels but you can use the same air pressure.

Wayne,

215/65R16 is shorter in height and load capacity compared to 215/70R16 and is not recommended on the 2004 Rav4.

Wayne,

215/65R16 is shorter in height and load capacity compared to 215/70R16 and is not recommended on the 2004 Rav4.

I have a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew with 17" wheels. Can I go smaller for winter tires, down to 16"?

Eric,

Unfortunately we have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes to fit a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew.

I have a 2008 g-6 with 17 in rims on it can I go to a 15 or 16 in rim with out having a lot of problems thks

Ann,

While 15" wheels do not fit, you can minus size to 16" wheels with tire size 215/60R16 on the 2008 Pontiac G6 Sedan with no problem.

Wheel Tire Package by vehicle : http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Gary, your awesome!! I have a 1998 Cadillac deville and was wondering if I could use p215 55r/16 on my stock 16" rims? Thanks

Brody,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having too little load capacity.

I have your Blizzack tire and wheel package 205/55/16 for a Subaru wrx, is it possible these would work on a 2011 Subaru Outback 225/60/17?

I want to know if I can downsize to a 15" rim on my 2001 Ford Ranger Edge Plus 4x4 Regular cab which has 245/75-16?

I currently have 195/50R16 on my 2012 Hyundai accent... Could I put 175/70R14's on it??

Stockton,

These 205/55R16 setup is too short in height and load capacity for us to recommend it's use on the 2011 Subaru Outback.

Tony,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the Ford Ranger Edge 4x4.

Felicia,

Yes, if this is a 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan you can indeed minus size to 14" wheels with tire size 175/70R14.

Wheel Tire Package by vehicle : http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2013 Grand Caravan SXT currently have 225/65/17R and looking to get 205/60/16 winter tires, will they fit?

Jamie,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2013 Grand Caravan SXT.

I have a 07 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 currently have 275/60/20 can i downsize to a 17 and what tire size could I use?

Chris,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 17" with tire size 265/70R17 on the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4.

Wheel Tire Package by vehicle :http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2012 ford focus Titanuim with 18" wheels 235/40r18 can I go down to a 195/65r15??

I'm completely ignorant when it comes to tires. I drive a 2001 Impala and was given four 215 70 16s. I currently have 225 60 16s on my car. Would it be okay to swap?

Want to go from 215/65/17 to a 16 inch winter, what size do you recommend? Dodge Caliber

i have a subaru imopreza touring 2013 with 205-55/R16 and would like to go down to a 15 inch tire for winter, what size rims and tires should i get?

Anne,

When minus sizing to 15" wheels on the 2013 Subaru Impreza we would recommend tire size 195/65R15. Typical wheel sizes to use are 15X6.5 and 15X7.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Michelle,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 15" wheels on the 2012 Ford Focus Titanium with size 195/65R15.

Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Amber,

215/70R16 is too tall for the 2001 Chevy Impala and is not likely to fit.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Rick,

We recommend tire size 215/60R16 when minus sizing to 16" on the Dodge Caliber.

Winter www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2003 Chevy Malibu with 215/60R15 wheels and tires I wanted to know if I could put ont wheels and tires from a 2006 Chevy Equinox with 235/60-17 wheels and tires

Jurrell,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. The Equinox tires are much too tall to fit the Malibu.

Hi,I have a 2004 kia optima with 205/55/16 and would like to know if 225/60/16 would fit or cause any issues

Thanks

Hi,I have a 2004 kia optima with 205/55/16 and would like to know if 225/60/16 would fit or cause any issues

Thanks

Good day,

Just a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE (P235/50R19). Thinking of winter tires now in Canada. I have a set of P215/70R16 with toyota Alloy wheel, can I use it for my Sienna? Any pros and cons, or comments/suggestions?

Simon,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2013 Toyota Sienna SE.

bleonard,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 225/60R16 is much too large to fit a 2004 Kia Optima.

Hi Gary, thank you for this helpfull blog.

I have a kia cerato koup 2011 sx 2.0 with standard tires 215/45 r17 due to rough road I am always changing my tires which is costy could you please suggest a good size without changing the rims keep them r17 thank you in advance appreciated

Can I down size from 215/60/r16 to 205/55/r16 on my 2008 Honda accord with out an issue?

I have a 2014 Mazda 6 GS (225/55/17)and would like to put on 16" rims and tires (215/65/16)for the winter. Will a 16" rim fit the car and clear the brakes. Thanks

Tyler,

I have 2011 Honda civic coupe lx would like to down size to 15x7 wheels what tire is the largest I tire I can use? Or the widest tire I can use

Patrick,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. There is no such year and model of car here in the USA so I do not know if a different size will fit your 2011 kia cerato koup, sorry.

Jim,

The two 15" sizes that we know will fit a 2011 Honda Civic coupe are 195/65R15 and 205/60R15.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Joe,

Yes, 16" wheels do indeed clear the brakes on the 2014 Mazda6.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Can you downsize from a 20 inch tire to a 17 inch winter tire on the 2013 dodge sport quad cab truck?

Glynn,

If this is a Dodge Ram 1500, yes you can indeed minus size to 17"

I have a 2013 Chrysler 200. The stock rim sizes are 17" and 18". Would you reccomend going to a 16" rim if I can find the appropriate size 16" tire?

John,

Yes,you can indeed minus size to 16" wheels on the 2013 Chrysler 200 with tire size 215/65R16 or 225/60R16.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have an 2006 Infiniti M45 245/40/19. Have a barely used set of Firestone Winterforce 225/60/16 fro my previous car. Can I downsize to these for Winter use?

Haleem,

We have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2006 Infiniti M45.

Hey. I have stock 17" rims on my 2009 Ford Focus SES. Current tire size on that rim is stock (P215/45/R17). Will a tire with the size of P225/50/R17 fit as well?

Thanks so much!!

Kevin,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried tires that tall on the Focus so we do not know if they would fit

Can I downsize to 245/50R20 on the same rims that have 27560R20 for my Dodge Ram 1500 longhorn quad cab. 2011? Thanks!

Hi,

Can I use my winter tire ( from a Mazda6 ) 205/60/R16 to a 2013 Honda Accord Ex-L V6 with a summer tire size 215/55/R17

Thanks,

Fred

Hi,

2013 Chevy Spark LS stock 15" rims. Can I downsize to 14" or 13" rims? Thanks.

Paul,

Fred,

205/60R16 is shorter in overall diameter than we recommend for the 2013 Accord Ex-L V6. We recommend 215/60R16 when minus sizing to 16" on your car.

Ramiro,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 14" wheels on the 2013 Chevy Spark.

Winter www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Can P195/60R15 winter tires fit a vehicle with P215/50R117 tires?

Hello, can I use 225/60R16 tires on my Rav4 2008

thanks,

Rick,

This would depend almost entirely on the vehicle in question.

225/60R16 is shorter than recommended for a 2008 Toyota Rav4. Better sizes to use would include 215/70R16 and 225/70R16.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi, do you know if I can use tires that measure: 215-60R17 on a car that has 205-55R16?

Irene,

This would depend almost entire only the year and model of the vehicle in question.

Hello, I have a 2013 Cruze. I currently has 215/60r16 tires. What would be the correct minus size for winter.

Hi, I have a 2008 lexus es350 with p215 55r17 tires on it now. My brother wants to give me ( for free) lol a set of 4 tires that are p215 65r17. Will these work on my car and what change should I expect? Thank you

Isreal,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried taller tires on the 2008 ES350 so we are not sure if they would fit, but my best guess would be that they would not work.

David,

The minus size on a 2013 Cruze LS would be 15" wheels with size 205/70R15.

www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

My tire size on my 2006 Ford Mustang is 215/65r/16......would I be hurting the car if I downsize to 215/60/16

Hi - can I put 205/65r15 tires on my 99 Subaru outback - it currently has 205/70r15 tires on it. Thanks.

Lance,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

Liz,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

I have a 2009 Nissan rogue. They have 225/60R17 tires. Can I downsize to a 16"?

Jeri,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" on the 2008 Nissan Rogue with tire size 215/70R16.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2006 Audi A4 with 235/45R17 tires. Can I use winter tire 205/55R16 (which I originally purchased for my 2000 Audi TT) on it ? Thanks

What offset is required for 16 inch rims on a 2014 mazda 6

What 15" tire can i use when the original is a 245/45-18?

S Das,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 205/55R16 on the 2006 A4.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi,

I have a good set of winter tires for a Honda Civic 2010 15" rims on Yokohama tires. Just leased a 2013 Civic Touring with 17" tires/rims. Can I still use the 15" winter tires on the 2013? Please let me know asap.

Thanks for your help.

John,

A wide variety of offsets can be used on the 2014 Mazda 6, but most are in the 35mm-45mm range.

Tina,

The answer to your question will require that I know the year, make and model of the vehicle in question.

Daniel,

We have a variety of aftermarket wheels that fit the 2013 Civic in 15". I am not aware if Honda original wheels from a 2010 Civic would fit.

Hello,

I have a set of winter tires that are 195/70/R14 but no rims for them at this time. My 2009 Honda Civic EX-L has 205/55/R16 on right now. Is it safe to use these winter tires and would a size 14 inch rim with 5 bolt pattern fit my vehicle if I bought a set? Thanks in advance.

Gary, We have a 2014 Ford Explorer Sport with 20 inch wheels. We are looking to put on 18 inch wheels so we can use cable chains if required on some California roads in winter. Is there any disadvantage to reducing to the 18 inch wheels?

Kyle,

We have not found any 14" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2009 Honda Civic EX-L, sorry.

Christian,

As long as you use a correct tire size to maintain the overall diameter such as 245/60R18, this setup would be no problem on the 2014 Ford Explorer Sport.

Thanks for response on my previous question where you indicated "Yes, you can indeed minus size to 205/55R16 on the 2006 A4."

Looking at your URL however the only winter tires that show up for 16" wheels are 215/55R16.

Could you please clarify if 205 is indeed acceptable ?

Thank you.

S. Das

I need to replace a 15" steel wheel on my 2007 Chevy Malibu LS. I found someone getting rid of 15" wheels from a 2001 Honda Accord. Will these wheels fit my car?

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

To answer your question, these two cars have different bolt patterns which makes the wheels incompatible between them.

S. Das,

215/55R16 is closer is diameter and is the recommended size to use. However, you can indeed use 205/55R16 on the 2006 A4.

Could I put a 215/65 R15 on my Subaru Forester 1999 L? It recommends a 205/70 R15. Also, is the 5 bolt pattern on a Chevy car the same 5 bolt pattern on a subaru?

Thanks!

Jason,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter. In order to answer your other question, I would need to know the year and model of the Chevy car in question.

Can I safely use 215/60R15 snow tires on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT? I had purchased and mounted them on steel wheels for my Grand Am GT prior to getting into an accident in which it was totaled. I'm hoping that using these for the couple/few months they're needed is feasible.

John,

215/60R15 is much smaller in height and load capacity so we cannot recommend using it on your 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. If minus sizing to 15", use size 215/70R15.

Can I put 215/55/17 tires on a 2007 Honda Accord that has factory tires that are 215/50/17. I have the tires (brand new)because because the car with them was totaled with no damage to the tires.

Don't know if my question went through. Can I put 215/55/17 tires on my 2007 Honda which has factory tires that are 215/50/17

I have a 97 dodge dakota slt with the 318. I'm running 275/60r15 on the rear and I'm looking for something slightly shorter and not as wide for the front. What would u recommend?

My Nissa quest 2004 minivan will fit 225/65R16 size tires, however I could find 225/60R16 in the store near my place. Is that OK to go with 225/60R16? What will be the impact?

Can I put 225/55R17 winter tires on my 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew? The standard tire size is 225/65R17.

Ron,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried the taller 215/55R17 tire size on the 2007 Honda Accord so I am not sure if it would fit without rubbing.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Randy,

I can check on this for you. How wide are the front wheels in question and about how much smaller/more narrow were you trying to use?

Narry,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels due to the tires having less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

Melanie,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels on the 2012 Grand Caravan due to the tires having less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

I have a set of 16 inch rims for my 5 door 2011 Subaru WRX and I am trying to find a 16 inch winter tire (with studs) that would fit properly on it, any feedback would be great.

Can I put my previously used 225/60R16 winter tires from my Honda Odyssey on my 2010 GMC Terrain.Current tires are 235/55R19

Can I place 215/55R16H winter tires on my 2012 Infiniti.Current tires are 225/55R17

Daryl,

What is the model of the Infiniti in question?

There are no 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2010 GMC Terrain.

Rachel,

When minus sizing to 16" on the 5 door 2011 Subaru WRX, use tire size 215/55R16. Studded tires are available in that size.

Winter www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

hi my car is honda civc 2002 and my tires are 185/65/r15.

I got some winter tires of 195/65/R16

Will that cause any problem of my car?

thanks

I was wondering if I could place 2002 wrx rims and tires (205 55 r16) on my 2002 outback (225 55 r16). I would be driving cross country with the set up as well.

Hi there,

I just got a Mazda3 sport 2014 which has stock tires of 205/60/r16.

I also have winter tires from my previous car which are 195/55/r15. Would these work on the new Mazda3, or do I need to buy new tires for the old 15" rims, something like 195/65/r15? Lastly, will the 195 width work or should I stick with 205?

Just trying to figure out whether I need a completely new winter tire package or if there's anything I can reuse.

Thanks for your input!

Hello,

I have a 2013 Subaru Legacy with 215/50R17 tires. Would it be acceptable to use 195/65R15 (minus 2) for winter tires? Thank you!

I have a 2002 impala with 225/60/R16. Would it be okay to run 205/55/R16 for winter?

Hi there,

I have a 2004 Nissan Murano and recently fitted them with 235/60/R18 tires. The factory standard is 235/65/R18. Would there be any problems in doing so?

Caragh,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2014 Mazda3, so there is nothing that can be reused from that old setup, sorry.

I have a 2013 vw golfr this is AWD it has 225/40/18.

Due to super low profile and crappy roads I keep having tires (3rd one now) go bad

Can I change to 205/60/16 and be ok. I have a basically brand new set on on 2013 golf wheels (non awd) available to me??

Thanks,

Mike

Mike,

The smallest diameter wheel that will clear the brakes on the 2013 VW GOLF R is 17".

Peter,

We do not recommend tires that are shorter in overall height as the tires have less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

Thanks so much for your quick reply! Even if it wasn't the info I wanted to hear ;)

Hi, Can a P215 60r17 tire fit a 2012 Toyota Venza AWD? Thanks!

Ken,

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2012 Toyota Venza, 215/60R17 is too short. Use size 245/65R17 instead.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a mazda 6 2011 with tire size 215 55 r17 could I use the same size tire on a 16 inch rim for winters?

Hi ive got vatara 03 fitted with 235/60r16 ive been given 2 tyres 215/70r16 will it be ok to fit them on the front

Dannu,

When minus sizing to 16" wheels on the 2011 Mazda 6, use tire size 205/60R16.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Kath,

We do not recommend mixing different tire sizes on the 03 Vitara due to unstable handling.

I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna FWD LE that has 215/65R16 currently and am wondering if I can minus size to 15 inch rims with 205/70R15s. I already have the extra rims with right bolt pattern and looking to buy new snows.

Carrie,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2004 Toyota Sienna FWD LE, sorry. If you have found one that fits over the brakes, use tire size 215/70R15 or 205/70R15.

Hey there, Im wondering if I can downsize The 235/60 R18 all season's on my 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited to R17's or R16's for winter driving. What sizes would work at those diameters, Thanks a lot.

is it ok to go from 235/55 17 to 215/60 17? if so, would it affect the speedometer?

I have a 2013 toyota sienna with p235/60r17 tires. Can i switch to a 215/65r15 tire?

Acura CSX 2009- 215/45/17

I want to downsize to 16" for winter tires, what is the appropriate size?

Thanks

Kyle,

Yes, you can indeed minus size on the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited using the following sizes :

17": 235/65R17

16": 225/70R16 or 235/70R16

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Wally,

I can check fitment on that; what is the year and model of vehicle?

Raymond,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2013 Toyota Sienna.

Alissa,

205/55R16 would be the size to use when minus sizing to 16" on the 2009 Acura CSX.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

i have a 2008 civic and i have a set of winter tyres from another car the size is 195 60 r15, i know i can put 195 65 r15 on it, would it make a difference if i put them on the car? thanks.

How about a Honda Civic Ex 06? (205/55R16)

Can I use 195/55R15??

John,

We do not recommend tires that are shorter in overall height as the tires have less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

Kev,

When minus sizing to 15" on the 2006 Honda Civic EX, use tire size 195/65R15.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8 uf

I have a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Limited. Stock tires are 225/55R18.

For winter, can I downsize to 16" wheels and use either 215/70R16 or 225/65R16 winter tires?

Peter,

Unfortunately, we have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on this car, sorry.

can i go from 215 60 16 to 215 65 15 ? for my 2103 Cruze (5x 105 bolt, 215 60 16 stock)

Can I substitute 225/45r18 for 235/50r18 on a 2008 pontiac torrent gxp awd?

John,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend tires that are shorter in overall height as the tires have less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

I have a 2005 Kia Optima which is supposed to use a p205/60R15 or P205/55R16 My last 05 kia optima had 17 inch tires. This one had two 15 inch and two 16 inch. I'd like to buy some new ones for the winter. I'm just wondering if can go at 215/70R15,205/75R15 or possibly downsize to some sort of 14 inch with compromising how my speedometer reads. I saw these sizes at the most affordable pricing. Help Please

Hi there,

I have a GLK350 and I'm thinking about winter rims. One set of rims I'm looking at is 18inch with a 35mm offset. Will this have any problems on a GLK350?

Thanks!

Tara,

We have not found any 14" wheels that will fit over the brakes on the 2005 Optima and the tallest 15" size we can recommend to fit without rubbing is 195/65R15.

Dave,

A wide variety of offsets work well on the GLK350 and we do indeed sell some with 35mm offset that will work without any problems on this vehicle.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Can I down size to 205/65-15 on my 99 Nissan Maxima SE for winter tires without any harm or problem? I already have 15" rims from my 95 Maxima.

Can I downsize winter tire 235/55/18 on 2012 ford taurus SEL to 17? What would be the tire size needed.

PK,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 205/65R15 on the 1999 Nissan Maxima SE.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Clint,

Yes, you can minus size to 17" wheels with tire size 235/60R17 on the 2012 Ford Taurus SEL.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a Subaru Outback with 225/55R17 all seasons and someone has offered me a set of Michelin xIce winter tires size 205/55R16 on steel rims bolt pattern 5x100. Is this a good fit?

I drive an odyssey 2012 with p235/65 R17 tires. For winter tires, can I use CRV tires (P225/65 R17)? Will there be any effect on tire fit, traction or speedometer reading?

Dan,

205/55R16 is much too short in diameter and load capacity to replace tires on an Outback using 225/55R17.

Nick,

Yes, you can indeed use tire size 225/65R17 on the 2012 Odyssey with no problem and very little effect on the speedometer reading.

I drive an 07 Audi A4 Quattro that current has 234/40R18's and i want to downsize to blizzak 16" for the winter along with buying the wheels in one of the combos, will they fit or will i have some problems?

Andrew,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" on the 2007 Audi A4 quattro using tire size 215/55R16.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2007 Lexus ES350 with tire size of 215/55/17 can I downsize to a 16 with no problem? Do I need to consider anything? How will this effect the drive? Would it effect the gas consumption? I'm only doing this becuase 17s are so expensive.

Farid,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" wheels with tire size 215/60R16 with no problems with speedometer errors or fuel mileage. Taller tires used on 16" generally have a softer ride and a bit slower steering response.

Hi, I have a 2004 monte carlo ss, can I change my 225-60r-16 for tire size 225-70-16

I have an 06 Honda ridge line can I switch my tires from a 245/65/17 to a 235/65/17 or would it seriously impact the performance of the vehicle?

hello, i have a 2I 006 buick rendezvous with P225/60R17. I would like to downsize for a winter tire? What options r available to me while still correct sizing and staying safe?

Have 2010 Chevy Impala LTZ with stock 225/50R18 summer tires. Can I replace them with winter tires 235/55R17. Is the wheel well big enough?

Sam,

225/70R16 is too tall to fit the 2004 Monte Carlo SS.

Gord,

You can minus size to 16" wheels with tire size 215/70R16 with no problem.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8 - See more at: http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/make-driving-fun/downsizing-to-smaller-diameter-wheels/comment-submitted#sthash.n8ZE0KvO.dpuf

Jeff,

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2010 Chevy Impala LTZ, we use size 225/55R17 to keep the same overall diameter. 235/55R17 should also fit.

I have an '09 accord with 225/50/17.... Can I put on 225/45/17? If so, what type of impact would it have on performance/speed accuracy?

Mike,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

2013 Ford Edge SEL with 20" option.

Currently using factory Perelli Scorpion STR.

Wondering if I can downsize rims and tires for winter tires?

i hev chevy malibu 1999 original tier ar 215/60 r 15 can i use 205/55 r 16 instad i hev dhem spear in may garage

Hi, I have a 2006 Honda Accord EX 4 cyl. with stock P205/60R16 and have a killer deal on a pair of 215/70R16 tires, I know its about 2 inches taller in diameter, will these fit and clear without rubbing or when you hit bumps? I appreciate input...

Hi there, can I downsize from 215/65/R16 to 215/65/R15 on a 2008 toyota sienna? Thank you very much.

I have a 08' mercedes e350 4-matic with 245/40/18. Can I use 16" wheels with winter tire size 225/55/16?

I have a 2013 Toyota Venza V6 AWD 20 inch tires now, which is better for winter package 17 inch or 18 inch Package?

Thank you

Hello, Would 205/70/15 snow tire fit on a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid?

I have an AWD 2010 Venza with 20' inch tires. Will a set of 245/70R17's fit my Venza?

2013 Kia Soul 4. current tires P235/45/18. Would my car be fine with replacement of 205/55/16 or would there be problem? Tks

hi I have a 2001 acura tl type s for the winter I would like to buy 15in rims and snow tires is it possible or will they not clear the brakes? I know 16in rims will fit on the car and came stock. but would like to have 2 sets of rims for easy swapping.

thanks for you time.

Hi, i have a 2008 Mazdaspeed3, and i want to know if the wheels i got for winter ate going to fit. They look huge. I am wanting to run a winter set. The wheels i got are 225 65 17, they were bought for a different model of Mazda andgot fine, i assumed they would fit but all my searching has got me nowhere. I know the wheel fit guide said they won't but i have heard of it being wrong sometimes. Any feedback would be great. Thank you.

Have a 2002,Mustang GT currently running 245/45r18, want to downsize to my 17" rims (from an earlier stang (96-98) for winter, what's some of the smallest tires I can use thatll fit. (Rim is 17x8 I believe)

Bas,

We have fit size 205/55R16 on 1999 Malibu vehicles in the past with no problem.

Joe,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We cannot recommend a tire this tall on the Accord due to rubbing problems.

Eddy,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2008 Toyota Sienna.

George,

We have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2008 Mercedes E350 4Matic.

alfie,

17" setups would offer a bit taller sidewall for winter durability and generally more economical options.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8 -

Brian,

The subject of this particular blog is about about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 205/70R15 would be much too tall to fit the 2006 Honda Civic.

Bill,

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2010 Venza, use tire size 245/65R17. 245/70R17 can sometimes rub.

Steve,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2001 Acura TL, sorry.

Cody,

There is no chance of 225/65R17 tires fitting a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3 as they are much too tall.

I have a 2011 Rav 4 V6 which I want to put snow tires on. I have a set of 205/75 15 snow tires on steel rims with the same bolt pattern. Would these fit my Rav?

Walter,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2011 Toyota Rav4.

Thanks for advising on this topic. Can I use 215/55 R16 snows on a 2001 Subaru Forester S (215/60 R16 standard)?

Ed,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

I have a 2011 kia optima sx and i would like to buy 235/45r18 tires instead of 225/45r18 tires. I read that it gives a better ride and will protect the rims more. Would this cause a serious issue with my car

Chris,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

To answer your question, we have used 235/45R18 on the 2010 Kia Optima with no problem.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2009 Toyota Yaris. It calls for 185/60/R15. Do I have any options for smaller tire size and what are they?

Can I downgrade my 2011 Kia Optima ex summer tires (225/45R18) to a 215/60R16 ? or should I stay in around a 215/55r17 >

I need to install winter tires for my rogue 2012, current size is 225/55/r18 ... can i put a smaller rim ... 215/70/r16 ... will that work or should I go higher in size.

Frankie,

We know of no smaller 15" options that we can recommend fore the 2009 Yaris. However you can minus size to 14" wheels with size 175/65R14.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Matt,

If this is a non turbo 2011 Optima EX, you can minus size to 215/60R16 with no problem.

www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Ivreet,

Yes, you can minus size to 215/70R16 on the 2012 Nissan Rogue with no problems.

http://www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi, I want to downsize the OE tire size of my 2007 caliber sxt to a 16" tire and steel rim size (215/65/16) for the winter time. Would there be enough space for the calipers if I go with 16" steel rims? thanks!

Jose,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" steel wheels and still clear the brakes on the 2007 Caliber SXT.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2009 Buick Lucerne with the tire size of P235/55R17 Can I put winter tires from a 1998 Buick regal on my 2009? The snow tires are P225/60R16

We have a veloster 2013. We would like to downsize from a 215/40-18 to winter tires 215/55-17. would it fit without altering performance. Thank you.

Roger,

Yes, if you minus size to 16" on the 2009 Buick Lucerne, you can use tire size 225/60R16.

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2013 Veloster, the size should be 215/45R17 since 215/55R17 is too tall.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2010 rogue, OEM tires 215/70/16. I have been given winter tires with rims, but they are 215/60/16. Would these work?

Shannon,

215/60R16 is too small for the Rogue, sorry.

hello, i use a 2004 nissan altima with size 205-65-16 can i downsize to 205-70-15

We have not found any 15" steel wheels that clear the brakes on the 2004 Nissan Altima.

I have a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo SS/Supercharged w/235/55/r17 per factory specs. Can I use 225/50/r17's? (They are not much less in width, but are smaller dia.) Would handling be any better since a bit lower?

Jummy,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2004 Nissan Altima.

Doug,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. If you're looking for better handling, choose a more performance oriented tire in your stock size, such as the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S03.

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I just got a 2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD with original size of 225/55r19. The dealer mentioned that I can keep my existing 225/55r18 winters and they just put them on 18" rims. Now that I got the car and looked at some size charts I see that there is a -3.48% difference in overall diameter... I've heard that the recommended limit is +/-3% and was wondering if that extra -0.48% would actually make a critical difference. If it does, or maybe just for next winter, what would be the best recommended downsize in 18"? Thanks

I have a Chevy Impala currently using 225/65/15 and was given a new set of tires and rims that are 205/65/15. Can I use them? Thanks!

Abtin,

225/55R18 is shorter than recommended. When minus sizing to 18" on the 2014 CX-5, use size 225/60R18.

Val,

I can check on this for you. What year is the Impala?

Hi Gary...I have a 2007 Honda CRV with 225/65/17, can I put winter tires size 215/50/17 on it? Also I have a 2005 Infiniti g35 with 225/40/19 front and 245/40/19 rear. I want to downsize for winter tires sizes 18,17 or 16, what can you recommend?

Martz,

215/50R17 is much too short for a Honda CRV. For the 05 G35 you can minus size to 18" or 17". See the winter section of our site for more details :

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi, I have a Nissan rogue 2012 with 215/70R16. I cant find same winters but 215/ 65R16 are available and cheaper. Is that workable? what problems should I anticipate? is there any other recommended size?

I have a 2010 KIA Sedona, standard edition. Tires are 225 70R16.. my car is out of alignment terribly and needs new tires but I can't buy that til march. This weekend one popped so I have a spare. My aunt has an extra tire that's the same numbers except 17 at the end. Could I put that one on instead of the spare til they can get replaced?

Ash,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Heather,

17" tires will not mount on 16" wheels, sorry.

I have a 2008 Nissan Rogue original size tires are 215 70R 16 I was given 225 55R 17 winter tires on rims....can I use those? There are 17" option tires on my car but the size says 225 60R 17

Hi Gary

Can I downsize my 2009 MDX's stock tire 255 55 R18 to 235 60 R18? I would like to use four season tires and hope better performance in snow and wet, is that good without reduce lots of handling and corning?

Lissa,

225/55R17 tires are quite a bit shorter in height and load capacity than 225/60R17 so they are not recommended for the Rogue.

George,

Yes, you can indeed use tire size 235/60R18 on the 2009 Acura MDX with no problem.

Can I put 235/60r18 winters on my 2013 sienna se? Thanks!

Virginia,

The subject of this particular blog We have not tried this taller tire size on the 2013 Sienna so I do not know if it will fit. We have used 235/55R18 with no problem.

I have a 2011 Toyota Sienna FWD with 17" wheels. I'd like to downsize, in order to take advantage of your special on the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI 225/70-16. I see on

June 6, 2012 you said the large brakes on the 2011 Sienna didn't allow for clearance of any of your 16" wheels. Is that still true in 2014? And if so, is it possible I might be able to find wheels elsewhere that would let me take advantage of your tire sale, or is it pretty much a no-go?

Thanks.

Larry,

Unfortunately we still have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the Sienna. I am not aware of any other companies that have, sorry.

1999 Caravan 205 75 14. Can I downsize with a couple of snow tires 175 60 14. Thanks

Larry,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. 175/60R14 would be dangerous to use on the minivan.

2007 honda civic ex with 205/55/16 tires can I replace with 195/60-16

Primacy™ MXV4®

thank you

I have 07 grand prix with aluminum wheels tire size 225/55/17. Can i downsize to 16 inch steel till i can afford new aluminum? What tire size is best?

Jess,

Yes, you can use size 225/60R16 with 16" steel wheels on the 07 Pontian Grand Prix base or GT .

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Randal,

Michelin does not make the Primacy MXV4 tires in 195/60R16, but they do make it in your 205/55R16 size.

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I have a Chrysler 200 with 18 inch rims and low profile tires. I have a 2011 Chevy silvarado with 18 inch rims. Can I use my tires off my Chrysler and put on my Chevy rims?

Kat,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. These two vehicles do not share the same bolt pattern so wheels are not cross compatible between the two.

I have a 2008 ford taurus x with 225/60/r17 can I safely go down to a 215/50/r17?

Ryan,

I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey tire size 235/60R17. Will a 225/45R17 winter tire work? Or would the difference in diameter and load capacity be too much and not recommended?

Dave,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. The change from 235/60R17 to 225/45R17 is so dramatic that it would be unsafe.

Current tires are 255/70r/16 on a 4wd Explorer and want to know if I can use 245/75r/16 from a F20 heavy duty.

Laura,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. If you let me know the year and model of your Explorer, I can look into alternate tire sizing on the same diameter wheel.

Will a 185/70R14 tires work for a Pontiac grand am 200 that currently has 225/45R17 tires on it??

I have a 2009 Nissan Murano - comes from the factory with 18" wheels... anything smaller fit with tire crossover? I'd like to increase the ride quality on these goat paths they call roads around here :)

I just purchased a 2010 Nissan Rogue SL which has all season P225/60R17. I have a set of winter tires from my 2002 Hyunda Santa Fe GLS that are P225/70R16. I don't have rims for the winter tires yet. My question is will my winter tires from my old car work for my new car? Fingers crossed.

Tabatha,

We know of no 14" wheels that would clear the brakes on a 2000 model or newer Pontiac Grand Am.

Tom,

Yes, we have minus sized to 17" with size 245/70R17 tires with no problem on the 2009 Murano.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Kim,

225/70R16 is a bit taller than we have tried on the Rogue in the past but it is close enough that I think there is a good chance that this sizing would fit.

can a tire and rim 195/60 r15 fit a 1996 Acura TL ?

Thanks

Sam,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. The 195/60R15 size is shorter in diameter than we recommend to use on the 1996 Acura TL and may be more prone to blowouts due to its lower load capacity.

I have a 2014 Silverado CrewCab 4WD LTZ with 20" wheels. I've been considering 18" wheels for towing 6-7,000#, but should I also consider 17" wheels?

Michael,

Either 18" or 17" setups can maintain the same towing capacity of your vehicle.

I have a 2010 camry SE - would I be able to downsize to a 215 70 15 for winter tires and wheels? Thank you.

I have a 1992 Nissan hardbody pickup that i bought off craigslist, the tires are mix matched, but i was just given a set of 235/65/17 michelin all terrains. with about 50% tread left. My questions is if these tires are too big. Mind you, the truck is 2wd and the base model. nothin fancy with her.

Patrick,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

The largest size 17" tire that we have fit on the 92 Nissan 2wd truck is 245/45R17. We have not tried the larger 235/65R17 size, but it seems to be too tall to fit.

Kyle,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2010 Toyota Camry.

Have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with 215/65R16 wheels on. I've got a spare set of 215/65R15 wheels, can I use them as well?

Hi-I have cooper CS4 Touring tires 215/65R/16 that were on a Nissan X-Trial that I would like to put on our 1999 subaru legacy. Its stock tire is 205/70/15. Will this work? Does the bolt pattern match up?

Colin,

215/65R15 is shorter in diameter than 215/65R16 so we would not recommend that those sizes be mixed.

I have a 2012 Honda Civic LX. I recently purchased a set of rims which came with 215/55/17 winter tires. Can I use these on the car? What is the summer tire size which I should be purchasing to use the rims with the car?

Konrad,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 215/55R17 is too tall for the 2012 Civic; stick with 225/45R17 instead.

With the 215/65R15 and 215/65R16 wheels on my 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan I wouldn't mix them but use them as complete sets. Would the smaller diameter make a big difference to the speedometer reading and mileage? If so, how much of a difference?

When minus sizing to 15", you should use 215/70R15 to keep the same overall diameter, speedometer reading, and load capacity.

I have a 2002 Cadillac Deville, would 15 inch rims fit on it? if so what size tires should I run with them

Matt,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2002 Cadillac Deville.

I have 245/40/18 on my stock 2007 GS450h, would it be a safe bet downsizing to 245/45/17? Would it clear the front caliper with the correct offset? Appreciate any feedback!

Tim,

Yes, we do indeed sell some wheels in 17" that clear the brakes on the 2007 GS450H with no problem. You can use tire size 225/50R17 or 245/45R17.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8#sthash.JdGMXlnw.dpuf

I have tyre 245/45/18 on the rear and 225/45/18 on the front of my 2007 Toyota Camry xle. will this cause any problem?

I have a 2010 Mercedes C300 Sport. The OEM Wheel size is 18". Can I downsize to 17" wheels?

Jude,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 17" wheels on the 2010 C300 Sport.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I'm wondering if 215/60/r16 tires will fit on a 2009 Scion tC?

Britt,

When minus sizing on the 2009 Scion TC, you'll use tire size 205/55R16. 215/60R16 is too tall.

Can I minus size from P205/55R16 89H tires to P195/65R15 winter tires? it seems to be possible wherever I check out but just want to make sure. The tires are for a Civic Lx 2006 thanks!

Carlos,

Yes, you absolutely can minus size to 15" wheels with tire size 195/65R15 on the 2006 Honda Civic LX with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi. Have a 2012 Nissan Rogue S with 215/70r16 oem. Is it possible to put 215/65r16 on it? Or is there a better option when downsizing? Thanks!

I have a 2003 ford mustang with 225/55ZR16 tires on it. My friend just replaced his tires on his car they are 215/70R16 they are still good and mine are not can I use these tires on my mustang?

Joshua,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

The 215/70R16 size is too large to fit a 2003 Ford Mustang.

Geoff,

I have 215 70 r16 tires on MY 2003 Buick raundavue can i put 215 60 r16 tires on it

Drew,

Can the 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 20-inch rims (P245/60SR20) be swapped out for 17-inch rims (P265/70SR17)? Does the computer need to be reset to downsize to the 17-inch rim?

Arthur,

Yes, you can minus size to 265/70R17 on the 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited with no problems or adjustments needed.

I have a 96 jeep gr cherokee, im currently running 31x10.5 r15s, I have a set of 225/40r18s with rims, by switching to the smaller tire for on road use will it increase my fuel economy? Im currently getting 9mpg with the 31s and my ride to work just got really expensive due to moving... is this possible and pheasable to save a little money?

Justin,

Size 225/40R18 is too short in height and load capacity to be used on the Grand Cherokee. For a less aggressive tire size that may help fuel economy slightly, check out 225/75R15.

Can I use 225/55R17 97T tires on an Impala LT 2007 that has a factory spec of 225/60R16 95S?

I have a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 2-wheel drive with factory tires and rims: P245/70R17. I have swapped into 16" rims which seems to fit (not rubbing againt the front brake caliper), any other issues with running these rims?

Thanks!

Ryan,

Yes, 225/55R17 would indeed fit a 2007 Chevy Impala.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Patrik,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit the 2009 Silverado, so I'm unsure of any complications, sorry.

I have a 1998 Civic with tire size 185-65-14. I want to buy Honda Fit wheels for it. They come with 195-55-15 tires. Will it mess up my speedo reading to just throw them on as is, or do I need to get different tires?

I have a 2008 impreza outback sport. I have 16" rims for it now and wonder if I can put a 215 55 16 tire on it.

Zappattack,

195/55R15 would be the correct tire sizing to use when installing 15" wheels on a 1998 Honda Civic.

Tom,

We have not tried 215/55R16 on this car, but we've used 205/55R16 with no problems.

I have some 15/7 inch custom wheels that comes off my 1995 LincolnTowncar can i put these same custom wheels on my 1999 LincolnTowncar

Eric,

Due to an increase in brake size, we have not found any 15" wheels that fit the 1999 Towncar, sorry.

Hi:

I have a 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited. It originally has 245/65R17 Tires. Can I change theses for 235/60R17 instead?

Thanks a lot for your answer

I have a 2001 Toyota Avalon with factory size tires/wheels (P205-65r-15) Can you tell me if the factory tires/wheels from a 2012 Avalon (P225-45-18)will fit the 2001?

Pedro,

Bill,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. Unfortunately we do not have fitment data regarding the compatibility of factory wheels for the Avalon.

I have a Toyota Highlander. The factory tire size is 225/70/R16. Can I put a set of 225/60/R16 on it instead?

i have a 2006 monte carlo ss with 18" p235/50/r18 will a p225/45/r17 work on my car?

Mick,

Chuck,

When minus sizing to 17" on the 2006 Monte Carlo SS, use tire size 225/55R17 to maintain the correct overall diamter and load.

I have a 2011 Buick Lucerne with 235/55R/17 tires. Can I safely use 225/60R/16 snow tires (mounted on rims that will fit the Lucerne) from my old 2005 Buick Park Avenue on the Lucerne during the winter? The snow tire’s load index is 98%. Are there any adverse effects on the stability track or ABS systems from doing this?

Hello Gary I have a 2000 Pontiac bonneville SSEI it comes stock with a 235/55/R17 and I was wondering if I could change my front two tires to a 235/45/R17 while keeping the 235/55/R17 in the rear! Or I could change all 4 to the 235/45/r17 would this be ok to do? Would it screw anything up on my car besides throwing my speedo off by a bit? Please get back to me by email if possible thanks

I need to know if a set of 215/55 r16 off a Volvo with rims will fit on my 2007 Malibu Ls

Larry K.,

While I cannot speak for wheel fitments that we do not sell, you can indeed use tire size 225/60R16 on the Lucerne with correctly fitting wheels with no problems.

Larry,

Hello Gary,

I have a 1994 Toyota 4X4 with 31x10.5x15, Can I replaced them with 235/60R/15 without any clearance issues ? Also Is the speedometer now closer in accuracy with the 235's when the OEM was 215/75R/15 ? Thanks

I have a 2011 mazda cx7 that takes p215/70 r17 can I put a smaller tire on this car it's hard to find the ones on there at a decent price

Tim,

You can indeed minus size to 16" wheels on the 2011 CX7 with no problem with tire size 225/75R16.

Sherwyn,

Darrell,

While I cannot speak for the cross fitment of original wheels, I can tell you that 215/55R17 will fit a 2007 Chevy Malibu with correctly sized wheels.

I have a 2001 Volkswagen golf and I'm wondering if I can put 225/65/15 on it? It has 15's on it now but I think they are 195's?

Hi, I have a 2010 Mazda 6 with 17" rims with 215/55R17 tire. Can I install new 17" rims that come with 215/50R17 tires already on there? Will it affect the ride and speedometer by how much?

How do I check for a bent rim?

I have 245/60/18s on a 2008 Jeep GC. Can I use my 225/65/17s snow tires/wheels (jeep) on the same car?

Paxheart,

225/65R17 would be too short in height and load for the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When minus sizing to 17" on this vehicle, use tire size 245/65R17 instead.

I have a 2013 lexus is250c convertible with 18in wheels 225/40r18 Front and 255/40r18 rears. I want to downgrade to 16 inch winter wheels and I have a set of 225/55r16s wheels and tires. Will these wheels fit my convertible. I know the height off the floor is the same on both sets of wheels. Thanks

Joe,

Yes, we have 16" packages that fit the 2013 Lexus IS250C that work well with 225/55R16 tires.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi Gary,

I have 2008 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L V6 which has 225/50/R17 OEM on them right now. I looking to put on 215/70/R15 winter tires to use on my accord. Will these tires work on my accord.

Thanks.

Umair,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2008 Honda Accord.

Can I put 235 45 18 on my 2007 mazda cx7? I currently have 235 60 18 for summer and 235 60 16 for winter

Danielle,

Does downsizing manufacturer rim diameter only have to be done during the winter season?

I have an '05 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe. OEM P215/50R17 Alloy wheels and I really want to downsize to a 16 inch wheel if possible. Prefer to switch to steel wheels, will this make any differences such as: Speedometer Accuracy? Shock bearing weight? Hub Center Bore? Steering/Handling?

Aaron,

You can downsize to 16" with size 205/55R16 even for year round use with no problems or changes in speedometer accuracy.

I currently have P225/55R17 tires on my 2011 Forester. Any issues with running LT215/70R16 tires on 16 rims?

Jackie,

When minis sizing to 16" on the 2011 Subaru Forester, the size to use is 215/65R16. 215/70R16 is too tall.

Can I downsize 20 inch wheels on a 2014 Chevy Impala to 18"with a taller sidewall tires without affecting brakes and speedo? If so what would you recommend

2014 Toyota Camry Le tire size 205/65/16 can I downsize to a 205/75/15?

Eddie,

Yes, you can minus size to 18" with tire size 235/50R18 on the 2014 Chevy Impala with no problems.

Tom,

We haven't found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2014 Toyota Camry.

Hi there I was wondering if I could minus size tire on my 96 Chevy Silverado 1500 from 245/75/16 to 225/75/16 for winter thanks for the input

Ron,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. However, if this is a 1996 K1500 model, tire size 225/75R16 will work with no problem.

Can I put 225/60/16 tires on a 1996 Ford F150?

I have a 2004 acura TL with 235/45/17 stock tires on 17x8 rims. Can I safely use 205/50/17 winters on 17x7 rims?

I currently own Subaru Crosstrek with OEM 225/55R17, and minus size to 16" as 215/65R16. But Impreza model comes with 205/55R16 due to it is city vehicle. What would it affect if Impreza size on Crosstrek? For example, fuel efficiency?

Hi Gary, thanks for the info on my 2011 Forester. If I install a 1" lift kit, would the LT215/70R16 on a 16" rim fit?

my wife's car is a 2012 Ford Focus titanium. It is 215 50 17 inch tires on it now. I found a great set of 215 55 17 inch tires. Will these tires fit on this car?? Thanks!

Bernard,

205/55R16 is much shorter in height than Subaru intended to use on the vehicle. We have not tried anything that short on the vehicle and could not recommend it. Also there is nothing about the Impreza that would classify it as a "city vehicle".

Jackie,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not know if the taller 215/70R16 tires would fit your lifted 2011 Forester.

Can I use 235/65R17 all season on 2008 mdx? Or any alternative? Thanks.

Can I place 225/60/R16 tires on my 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS that currently has 205/65/R16 tires. Will it damage the sensors or is the tire too big for my wheel well? Basically, will it harm anything on my car.

Hi, my 2009 corolla came with OE fitted 195/65 R15 tires, can I downsize to 195/60 R15 ?

Tom,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 17" with tire size 235/65R17 on the 2008 Acura MDX.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Laverne,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. The larger 225/60R16 will fit the 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS with no problem.

Tom,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 215/55R17 is taller than we can guarantee to fit the 2012 Focus.

Can I place P195-60-R15 winter tires on my 2013 Kia Rio EX sedan that has P185-65-R15 all season tires on it currently?

Jordan,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels . To answer your question, yes, you can install 195/60R15 sized tires on teh 2013 Kia Rio EX with no problem.

I have a set of snow tires 195/60/15 that I would like to use on a 2000 Buick Century. The OEM tires are 205/70/15 so they should have no issue as far as mounting - but according to the calculators they are about 8% smaller circumference - meaning at 60mph the speedo will read 55mph. Aside from the speedo being inaccurate - is that too much of a difference to be safe?

can I downsize my tires on a dodge gran Caravan 2008 to 215 / 70 / r15 ?

thanks

Robert,

Unfortunately we have not found any 15"wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, sorry.

Hi! I have a Kia Forte 2014 and for my winter tires I would like to put 195 50 R 16 wheels (mazda protege) on it. Could that be a problem ?

Can I use my 215/65R17 snow tire on a hyundai tucson which has currently a 225/60R17 tires?

I have a 2011 Jeep Patriot 2x4 with 205/70R16 tires that need replacement. Can I downsize and to what? We just use this vehicle as a short commute vehicle.

Hi have a 2004 Saturn l300 2 v6 with 215/55/16 5x100mm bolt pattern was wondering if could put 195/65/15 on it that have same bolt pattern???

Hi guys, I have a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. The OEM tires on this vehicle are 225/65R117. Can I minus size to 16" tires and what would you recommend? Thanks.

Tom,

We have not found any smaller diameter wheels that clear the brakes on the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, sorry.

Patricia,

5x100 wheels will not fit the 2004 Saturn L300, sorry.

Jarvis,

I can check on this for you. What year is your Tucson?

Jim,

The smallest diameter wheels that we've found to fit the 2011 Jeep Patriot is 16" with size 215/65R16.

Can 235/70/R16 rims/tires used on 2014 Acura MDX? original tires are P245/55/R19

Hello,

I have a R320 that has 19" rims. I have spare 16" rims, am I able to put winter tires sized as 235/60 R16 on?

Thanks!

Hello,

I have an R320 with standard 19" wheels, can you let me know if I can use snow tires with 16" rims? 235/60 R16?

Thank you.

Sudheer,

We have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2014 Acura MDX.

JB.

I can check on this for you. What year is your Mercedes R320?

Hi Gary,

Can I go as small as 215/70 R 16th on my 2008 Nissan Quest?

Thank you.

Tristan,

Yes, you can indeed use 215/70R16 on the 2008 Nissan Quest.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

on my car i have 235/55r17 if i go down to 215/60r17 would it hurt my car or mess with my speedometer

will p185/65/r15 tires work/fit on ford focus 2011 even tho tires size are 0195/60/r15 thank you

Can I down size my Corolla to 14" rims for snow tires? I have the rims and am looking for studded tires that fit. What are the negatives or positives of doing that?

Thanks.

Jack,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 185/65R15 tires on the 2011 Ford Focus.

Ted,

What year and model of Corolla?

Timothy,

What is the year and model of vehicle in question?

Factory tire size on my 2012 Mazda 6 Touring is 215/55r17. For snow tires, can I put 195/60R17 tires on the factory alloy rims?

Thank you in advance

Hi

I have an Infiniti 2010 G37 Convertible, Aniv. Edition. Looking for winter tires, preferably studded. Tires/wheels currently are Front, 225/45R19 XL Rear, 245/40R19XL Can I downsize to get into studs? Or what snowtire would you recommend? RWD

Thank you

Jake,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I carry no tires in 195/60R17.

Stormy,

I know of no studdable winter tires that will fit this car even when considering minus sizing.

I have 235/45r19 OE tires on my 13 Ford Escape, and looking to get winter tires. Would it be better to only minus 2 and got with 17" or can I go down to 16?

Jordan,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" on the 2013 Escape with tire size 225/65R16 or 235/60R16 with no problem.

I have a 2007 toyota camry se with

225/45/r18 that is horrible in snow,I was told I could downsize.Could you possibly tell me what I would be looking for.

My 2010 Dodge Caravan takes 225/65 R 16. I would like to replace them with 215/60 R 16 winter tires. Am I able to use these on my Grand Caravan?

please i need your professional help i ride a 2004 acura tl with 215/55R16 and i ride in more Rough road areas i need an appropriate tire size i still want to use 16 please do asset me

Carrie,

You can downsize to 215/60R16 on the 2007 Toyota Camry SE with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Michael,

Henry,

The tallest size we have fit on the 2004 Acura TL is size 205/60R16.

I have a set of studded tires (225/60R16) and am wondering if I can use them on my 2013 Subaru Legacy (currently has 17" wheels) or my 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan which currently has 215/70R15 tires.

Hello, I have a '10 Audi A4 Avant with 245/45/17 performance tires on the stock 8" wheels. My friend gave me a brand new set of 215/50/17 Blizzak snow tires. Are there any possible issues with putting these on the stock 8" wheels for the winter?

Fred,

These would be too tall for the Legacy but a bit short for the Grand Caravan.

Marc,

While it is outside of the recommended rim width range, it is possible to mount 215/50R17 tires on 17X8 wheels. The tires will be stretched and will not perform optimally.

My current tires are P215/60 16

Can I put on 215/60 R17 for the winter?

Clou,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. To answer a question about what larger size tire would fit your vehicle, I will need to know the year and model of the vehicle in question.

I have a 2014 Ford Fusion with 235/45/18. I want to downsize for winter and using some online calculators I found 215/55/17 would give me the same diameter. Looking at the Michelin X-Ice Xi3 on a 17 x 7 wheel with a 40 offset (current offset it 55)

Thanks for the info on my Legacy & Grand Caravan. Would these work on a 1998 Chevy Lumina sedan (currently has 205/70R15 and I'm trying to determine if I can use the 225/60R16 studded tires in my garage).

Fred,

Yes, with 16" wheels, you can use 225/60R16 tires on the 1998 Chevy Lumina.

Hi, I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu. I would like to get blizzak winter tires. My regular tires are 225/50R18. Your tire and wheel package suggest downsizing to 215/60R16. Is it okay to go down two sizes from an 18 to a 16? Will it affect my braking, warranty, or anything else?

Pam,

While I cannot speak for Chevrolet's vehicle warranty, I can state that 215/60R16 tires on 16" wheels work very well on the 2012 Chevy Malibu and would be an ideal setup for winter use.

I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor AWD Limited. It runs and calls for 235/65/17 tires, can I use 235/60/17 tires on it?

Dear Gary

I have Kia Sportage with original 215/70/R16 tires. Can I downsize them with winter tires 205/55/R16? Thanks a lot.

Mike,

Alex,

My 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Limited with Eyesight came with 225/55R18 tires. For winter, I have installed 225/60R17 tires on 17 inch wheels. I see that the diameter difference is negligible (2.9 mm). Speedometer reading is suppose to be negligible. However, local Subaru Service said the change could affect the Eyesight, odometer, and transmission. What is your opinion?

Lee,

We would agree with your choice of minus sizing to 225/60R17 with no problems.

Am I able to downsize my winter tires? My tires that are mounted right now are 225/ 65 R17 and I have a set that was only used one season that I would like to use that are size 215/60 R16, can I switch to this size for winter!?

Miranda,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and model of the vehicle in question?

i have a nissan juke with 215/55R17 tire. is it possible to downsize for my winter tire? I was told the car specification does not allow it. is it true?

The original tire size (for summer (driving) for my 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is 225 50 R17. For the winter I have 16" rims for 215 60 R16 tires and was wondering if I can vary the tire size to 205 65 R16...and if yes, do I need different rims (because now the tire width would be different)? - Caroline :)

Carlo,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and model of your Nissan Juke?

Caroline,

205/65R16 is a bit taller than we've tried, so I would have to recommend that you stick with 215/60R16 on this vehicle.

I recently bought a 2013 Serrento that has 235/65R17 tires but I have still good 215/70R15 tires from my previous van, also a Kia (Sedona); can I use these snows on the new car?

Stu,

Unfortunately, 15" wheels will not clear the brakes on the 2013 Kia Sorento.

Wondering if my 2014 Kia Spaortage SX Luxury will take 215/70R16 from a 2011 sprtage. Noye sure if the will clear the brakes.....my sportage came stock with 18" alloys....

I have an 2005 hyundai tiburon gt v6. The regular tire size is 215/45/17 could i replace the two back tires with 225/50/17 i need back tires asap and i have 2 spare of these and want to know if they will fit?

Mark,

We do offer 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2014 Kia Sportage LX.

Aust,

225/50R17 is too tall to fit the 2005 Hyundai Tiburon. Also, you should match to the same tire size if just replacing two tires.

I would like to know what is the smallest rim I can put on my 2012 kia soul ! I am looking into getting a set of snow tires but want to know how small I can go and if anyone knows how hard it is for the service department to adjust the speedometer to adjust for the smaller size. Any help would greatly be appreciated

Nicole,

We've minus sized as small as 15" on the 2012 Kia Soul! with no problem.

Hi, I like to know I would like to put 17 inch rims on a 2000 grand prix so will tires and rims sized 215/65 17R fit that car for winter tires

Can I put 215/55/r16 on the front, and 215/60/r16 on the rear of my 2011 Sonata ?

Wondering if my Dodge Journey 2012 R/T (Original 225/55R/19) can take 17" rim with 225/65R/17 for winter tire.

Will Tire 235/55R18 (Toyota Sienna-AWD) be fixed in Tpypta Sienna FWD- Tire 235/60R17)? Thank you

Charlie,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 215/65R17 is too tall to fit the 2000 Grand Prix.

Charlie,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 215/65R17 is too tall to fit the 2000 Grand Prix.

Carl,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. Additionally, we do not recommend mixing different tire sizes on this car.

Jay,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 225/65R17 on 17" wheels on your 2012 Dodge Journey R/T.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi, can i use the 225 65r 17 winter tires from a 2009 Lexus RX350 on my 07 MDX which currently is using 235 65r 17 winter tiresÉ

Mario,

Yes, while 225/65R17 is a bit shorter than the original tire, it does carry enough load capacity to be a safe fitment for the 2007 Acura MDX when using 36psi in the tires.

Can I downsize 2011 g37x coupe(225/50-18) to 17 inch rims for winter? Tire size 215/55-17. Will brake rotors clear?what size rims?

I have a 2011 dodge carvan 225/65r16 will the rims off a sebring fit and tire size is 215/65r16 snows

Can I put 225/65/17 Snow Tires on my 2013 Kia Sorento INSTEAD of 235/65/17? Thanks.

Ivan,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 17" with 215/55R17 on the non sport G37X Coupe. To view available wheel options see this link : Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Bob,

The subject of this particular blog is about downsizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not have fitment data on cross fitting original equipment wheels.

Linda,

Yes, you can use 225/65R17 tires on the 2013 Kia Sorento.

Hi Gary.I have a 2004 subaru Outback with 16" rims. Can I go to 15' rims and 195-65 r15 studded tires for the winter?

I have a 2012 Kia Optima EX and was wondering if 205/55/16 tires will work for the winter? Someone is willing to give these tires to me for free which I why I am asking rather than using the advertised 205/60/16.

Jim,

Unfortunately we have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2004 Subaru Outback, sorry.

I own a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon equipped with 17" wheels.

Can I mount 15" rims on the car?

I have an almost new set of winter tires in 195 60 r15 that I'd like to use.

I am wondering if 7x16 ET5 steel rims with bolt pattern of 6x139.7 off from a chevy truck could be used for my 2014 Kia Sedona. I would be able to get the rims for next to nothing and also the chevy truck tire size 225/75/16 seems comparable to the 225/70/16 that come standard on Sedona EX models. The OEM tires on my Kia Sedona LX are 235/60/17. Just seeing if I can find rims locally that would work and purchase tires through tire-rack. Also, the smaller diameter tires may be a little less and more effective in snow, mileage, etc. Is there any charts that show what would work (ie alternate wheel/tire combinations other than OEM)?

Can my Audi rims 205/60/15 be used on my 2012 Jetta TDI Sportwagen which currently has 225/45/17 rims? Or on a 2009 Jetta TDI sedan currently having 205/55/16 rims. This would be for snow tire season only.

I am looking for a Winter Tire package(wheels and and tires). I have a 2012 Rav4 Sport with OEMm 235/55 R18 tires and 18 X 7 1/2 wheel size. I used the Tire Rack website and I have 5 package choices; 3 recommended and two alternates. Is it safe to say that any of the wheel choices from the website will have sufficient clearance for the brakes and that the wheel packages have the correct bolt patter (5-114) ? If I choose the 16" package ( 215/70 R16 tire with 16 X 7.5 wheel) will there be a significant difference on the odometer and mpg readings?

Morning,

I have a 2012 Scion XB.

I have the stock 16" rims that I would like to put winter tires on. Stock size is 205/55/16 , but was wondering what were best options for winter. Thinking 195/60/16 ?

I was looking at a winter wheel/tire package. The winter package is 215/65R15 on 15" wheels. The original tires are 225/50R17 on 17" wheels. My question is: will the 15" wheel package lower the car? I have a 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and it doesn't have that much ground clearance already and I wanted to make sure that downsizing the winter wheels wouldn't decrease ground clearance.

Hello, we have a 2010 Chevrolet Eqinox... Tire size is 225/65R17... I have a set of winter tires 225/60R16. Can they be installed on my Equinox?

Thank you

Dennis,

205/55R16 is shorter in height and load capacity than we can recommend for the 2012 Kia Optima EX.

I have a 2004 Cadillac Cts that has 225/55/16 would i be able to fit 215/70/15 and it wont affect the brakes or callipers?

Steve,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon, sorry.

Rita,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2012 VW Jetta TDI.

Nick,

Yes, if you are shopping by vehicle, the resulting list is the list of sizes and fitments that we guarantee to work. There will be no changes on speedometer or odometer readings as we are recommending setups that are the same overall diameter.

Paul,

215/65R15 tires and 225/50R17 tires have the same overall diameter, so there would be no effect on the tire height. This means that the car would not be lowered.

Marc,

Yes, you can use either 205/55R16 or 195/60R15 on the 2012 Scion XB Scion XB with no problem for winter use.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Lucy,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit the 2010 Chevrolet Eqinox.

Jaybe,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2004 Cadillac CTS.

I have a set of X Ice tires on rims (215/60/16) from my old 07' Outback that I would like to use on my 14' Outback which has 225/60/17's. I know they'll skew the speedo, and lower my ground clearance a tad, as they're at least an inch smaller in overall height, but WILL the rims clear the brakes and bolt right on OK?

Jeremy,

We do not have a database of cross fitments for original equipment wheels, sorry. If this is a wheel purchase from us, please let us know what brand, model, and size of the wheel.

I have a 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD with 19inch factory wheels. I wanted to know if I were to go with 18 inch winter tires/wheels, would there be enough clearance for the brakes?

I have a 2015 nissan rogue with 225/65/17. I would like to downsize for winter tires and am wondering if 215/70/16 would work.

I have a 2004 Forester with 215/60 r16 tires. A friend gave me his winter tires from his Impreza that are 205/55 r16. Will these tires work on my Forester?

Steve,

Yes, you can minus size to 215/70R16 with 16" wheels on the 2015 Nissan Rogue with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Doug,

205/55R16 is too short in height and load capacity for me to recommend for use on the 2004 Subaru Forester.

can i replace 215/60R16 tires with 225/55R17 tires for toyota 2003 module

Hi My Honda Accord 2003 LX has 205 65R 15 as summer tires. Does going for 195 65R 15 impact anything like ABS etc? should I or should I not go for this change as the wheel diameter is same.. Thanks

Hasan,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 18" on the 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD with no problem.

Srinivas,

I can check on this for you. What model of Toyota are you referring to?

Andy,

We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Hey Gary, I have a 2014 Ford Fusion SE with 235/45R18. Can I downsize to 215/55R17. Both diameters appear to be the same (26.3) Thanks

Mark,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 215/55R17 on the 2014 Ford Fusion SE with no problem.

I have a 99 ford expedition eddie bauer 4x4 auto awd with 3 tires with slipped belts one of witch is the spare. I Bought the vehicle 6 months ago and the tires looked darn near brand new but have been told there have been some "re-tread" issues of which I am one of the broke as heck saps that has to figure out what to do. I happen to have 2 brand new tires and rims in the shed from several years back when I had a different ford truck but they are LT 235/75/R15 which are approximately 29" in diameter, and the 2 good as of now stock tires on the front are LT 265/70/R17. My question is is there any chance putting these 2 15's on the back and keeping the 2 stock 17's in front without messing anything up? thank you in advance!

I have a 2014 Forests 2.5i Premium with P225/60R17 tires. looking for wheels and off road tires, can I go down to 15" or 16"?. Looking for tires less prone to flats from sharp rocks, especially the sidewalks. light snow too of possible.

Hi,

I own a 2004 dodge caravan with factory 215/65/16 tires. Can I put 205/65/15 snow tires on without causing damage?

This is not MY email address, it's my cousins cuz I dont have one. I will recieve the message back.

Can I put 235 65 R17 tires to replace 255 45 R18 on my Jeep Cherokee. Can u please send an email asap because I NEED new tires.

Thank you so much for your time.

|RageRy

Hello there,

I have bought a 2006 Mazda 6 Grand Sport for my daughter which came with the 18" wheels. Can I revert back to the lower line 205/60/R16 Steel wheels that the Mazda 6 came with in the same year for snow tires?

Thank you in advance.

Gary I have a 2012 Dodge Caravan Crew model with 225/65R17, can I put my barely used 215/65R17s snow tires from my Chrysler 300 on these wheels?

I have a 2014 Forester 2.5i and looking for winter tires. I don't see an option for downsizing in the list but have read a couple resources stating that oem 16 inch rims will fit. If so what is the best downsize 16 inch tire for 225/60R17?

hi,

i've got a 2009 sienna 2WD LE. OEM tire size is 215/65/R16. Can i use 205/65/r16s?

thanks!

Good afernoon.

I have stock 235/60/18 on Audi Q5.

Wondering if I can put on 215/55/17 winters with black winter rims already on. Will it work with out damaging anything?

I have a 2005 mazda 6 with 215/50/17 will a 205/60/16 I'm downsizing for winter wheels when I try to check out with this size it says (less than et48 may require rear fender lip wheels are extremely high offset) what does that mean

I have a 2006 matrix with 205/55 16 tires. Can I downsize to 175/65 15 for snow tires?

Thanks

I have a 2008 chrysler sebring 225 65 R17 wanting to go to a smaller rim what would you recommend.

I have Nissan rogue 08 awd 225/60/17 can I use 215/65/17

Hi, I just want to know if a can use 235-70-15" for my ford escape 2002, I bougth by mistake my tires was 225-70-15"....thanks for your help

I have a 2014 Chevy Trax with P205/70R16 tires. I have a set of P215/60R16 winter tires from my old Cruze. Can I safely use these?

Todd,

We have not found any 16" or smaller wheels that clear the brakes on the 2014 Forester 2.5i Premium, sorry.

Paul,

205/65R15 is too short in diameter and load capacity to be safe to use on the 2004 Dodge Caravan.

RageRy,

What year and model of Cherokee are you referring to?

OKCPhil,

Yes, you can indeed minus size back to 205/60R16 on 16" wheels on the 2005 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Sport with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8#sthash.RB8H8jmU.dpuf

Kevin,

Yes, this will work, but I suggest running those shorter 215/65R17 tires at 36psi.

Shane,

The brakes are large enough on the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i that minus sizing is not possible, sorry.

Steve,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels on your car as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Alex,

When minus sizing to 17" on a Q5, 235/65R17 is the smallest size we can recommend.

Jeff,

When minus sizing to 15" wheels on the 2006 Toyota Matrix, use tire size 195/65R15. 175/65R15 is too short.

Andy,

Which size and model of wheel were you looking at for the 2005 Mazda 6?

Jennifer,

I'm not showing 225/65R17 as a sizing option for the 2008 Chryslers Sebring. Can I have you double check the size on the sidewall of the tire?

Wally,

Yes, we can recommend 215/65R17 on the 2008 Nissan Rogue to fit with no problem.

Luisa,

I would not anticipate that you will have any fitment problems with 235/70R15 on the 2002 Ford Escape.

Matt,

I have a 2014 Nissan Sentra (sv model). I would like to put winter tires on the car and was wondering if I can use these winter tires: I9565R15

Thanks for the help!

Michael,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 195/65R15 tires with 15" wheels on the 2014 Nissan Sentra SV.

I have winter tires 215/65R17 and just bought a Jeep Cherokee 2015 that comes with 225/65R17. Could I use my winter tires on the new car?

Andres,

Yes, you can indeed use 215/65R17 on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee for winter tires with no problem.

Andres,

Yes, you can indeed use 215/65R17 on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee for winter tires with no problem.

I bought a Rav4 2015 it came with 225 65 17 ... I have 225 55 17 as snow tire ... Wath will be the impact on driving and on the engine ... Toyota suggested not more than 3 % Less in hight ?

Marty,

225/55R17 is too short in height and load capacity to use on the 2015 Toyota RAV 4.

i have a 2010 ford fusion se with stock tires of 225/50r17. can i use 215/45r17?

Bob,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels on your car as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Hi. I have a 2007 Mazda CX-7 (grand touring) with 18" OEM wheels. Can I get smaller winter tires instead - what would the specs be? thanks!

Steve,

Yes, you can minus size to 17" or even 16" on the 2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hello,

I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring LX currently running on 215/65/R16. Would it be possible to downsize to a 15" rim for winter tires? Thank you!

I have a 2006 sonata 2.4 cylinder..its tire stock is 215/60/16. I would like to get a wider tire. What tire size do you recommend without damaging the ride, or the overall performance of the car.

can i run the 205/65/15 tires on a 1983 silverado 4x4, instead of 235/75/15

David,

We have not found any 15" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2008 Chrysler Sebring LX.

Eric B,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. You can go to 225/60R16 on the 2006 Sonata with no problem.

Fred B,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels on your car as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Can I put on snow tires - size 225-60-17 on a 2011 Kia Sorrento, which currently has 235-65-17 tires on it?

1999 Subaru Forester - could I put 205/60R16 winters on it? thanks - this is helpful.

I have 2012 Journey RT AWD which has the 2013 (mid model yr change apparently) -larger 13" rotors & larger brakes. Has 225/55/19 wheels/tires but want to install winters in 16 or 17 size. What fits for wheels. Tried a 235/70/16 set frm a Jeep but wheel won't clear calipers. Help

John,

17" is the smallest diameter that we've found to clear the brakes on the 2012/2013 Journey RT AWD.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Peter,

Yes, with the correct wheels, you can use 205/60R16 on the 1999 Subaru Forester.

Doug,

i have a 06 maxima and have some 235/70/16's can i run them or will clearance be a issue

Have 15" rims off a 2001 Dodge Caravan Sport... will they fit a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan that came factory fitted with 16" rims? @001 had rear drums ... 2008 has 4 discs

Will 205/60/R16 snow tires fit a 2011 scion tc?

Mike,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 235/70R16 is too large to fit a 2006 Nissan Maxima.

Hey there, thanks for all the good info. I have a 87 toyota pickup 2wheel drive running on 205 75 r14s, I've found a great set of studded 195 60 r14s, I know the speedo will be off a bit but other than that would mounting them be a bad move?

We had just bought new snows for 2007 Sonata, size 205/65 R16,but are looking at a 2012 Sonata with all-seasons 225/45 VR 18. Would the snows fit?

Can I put 205/70 r15 tires on a 2007 Subaru Outback? (it has 225/55 r17 on it now)

Teri,

We know of no 15" wheels that will clear the brakes on the 2007 Subaru Outback.

Eric,

E.MOrsink,

Yes you can minus size to 205/65R16 with 16" wheels on the 2012 Sonata.

Scott,

Yes, you can minus size to 205/60R16 on the 2011 Scion TC.

Derek,

We know of no 15" wheels that will fit over the brakes on a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Hi, I bought 185/65R15 winter tires for my 2008 honda civic, and am now looking for rims that'll fit. What kind of specs am I looking for on the rims?

Can I use my P215 60r16 snow tires on a 2001 RAV 4?

Catherine,

Hi, Can I put the 225/70R16 from a 235/70R16 on 2005 Mazda Tribute V6

I have a 2013 subaru legacy with the oe 215-50-17 tires but winter is here and am curious if i can swap my wheels for a 225-55-17 snow tire-rim?

Lewis,

jb,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 225/55R17 is too tall for the 2013 Subaru Legacy.

I have a 99 Subaru outback with 205/ 70r15 tires on it now. was wondering i i could go with 195/r15 tires. understandingly it will lower wheel clearance but other then that will the car drive ok?????

Nate,

I was thinking of switching out to snows on my Nissan NV1500 I was wondering if I could go to a smaller wheel and narrower tire than is stock on it.

Robin,

I'm sorry, we have no data on the Nissan NV1500 for wheel fitments.

Caliber 07 with 215 60 17. Will winter tires 215 65 16 fit?

Thanks!!

Kyle,

Yes, with the correct wheels, 215/65R16 sized tires will indeed fit a 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Good morning, my truck uses tires size 255/70R16, and I would like to know if I can use a 225/60R16 on the chevu silverado stock wheels? Thanks in advance for your help

Pablo,

I have a 2013 Chevy Cruze LT that currently has 225/50R17 tires. Would I be able to fit 205/55R16 winter tires on it?

Shawn,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. 215/60R16 would be a better choice.

Hi Gary.

First of all, thank you for your time & helping us with your advice.

Ok, I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 se V6 with tire size 215/55/17 on it. What'd be the recommended if I'd down size it for snow season? I also have 1998 Camry XLE - V6 with tire size 195/65/15, wht'd be the recomended down size for this Camry.

Thank you - Maggie

Maggie,

On the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5SE, you can minus size to 215/60R16. For the 1998 Camry XLE V6, 15" is already the smallest diameter wheel that will fit.

Will 225/45-17 winter tires work on same rim instead of 235/45-17 winter tires for 2006 Acura TL

Red,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability

I have a 2009 dodge grand caravan. The current tires are 225/65 r16. Will 225/70 r16 be ok to use on the van if I am replacing all of them? I am in an area where we have some snow and Ice during winter months.

Jo,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. I would not expect you have problems installing 225/70R16 tires on the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Gary, I have a 2014 Turbo Veloster with the factory 215/40R18 Kumbo Solus KH25.

These are worse riding/comfort tire I've ever owned.

I have Pirelli Cinturato P7 on both my 2001 BMW X3 and 1985 Madza RX7 GSL-SE, and they are outstanding in Handling & Ride COMFORT.

I would like to downsize to a 17" x 7.5 wheel with the P7 in size 215/55R17V. I appears to me that I have the necessary clearance from eyeballing it.

Question is will these fit?

Secondly these are only 6.85% larger in diameter (the turbo has the power to pull these tires), but will I have any major handling problems (I'm to old now to hot-rod, so just normal every day driving).

I have a 2014 Kia SX limited with 19" alloy package. I want to know when is the smallest rim tire I can switch to. Recently had to drive through the rocky's and had bought tire chains but there is insufficient clearance between rim and strut (springs). I am not too worried about speedometer recalerbration. Car is mostly used in city in extreme winter.

Jeff,

SX is a trim level of a car, but does not tell me which model of Kia car you are referring to.

I have a Toyota Matrix 2009 4 door base 1.8L engine. The current tire size is 205/55R16. What should the tire size be if I want to install a minus size tire and will that effect the ABS and speedo readings?

Dylan,

If this is a base model 2009 Toyota Matrix, you can minus size to 195/65R15 with no problems or changes on the speedo readings.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8#sthash.csgZV8gD.dpuf

George,

If you're asking me if 215/55R17 will fit a 2014 Hyundia Veloster, the answer would be no. You can use 215/45R17 when minus sizing.

I have a 2004 Mazda 3 2.3L with 17" tires. I have a set of 16" steel rims and bought a set of 195/60R/16 Bridgestone blizzacks ws60 to put on. I know the recommended sizing is 205/55/16 but where I am I couldn't find anything. My thinking was that a thinner tire with taller wall height should be ok but what's your opinion?

Thanks

Can I replace 215 65R 16 to 205 55R 16 winter tires in 2003 ford windstar 3.8 motor

I have a sport model ZQ8 Chevy Colorado 2004. It has 235/50/17 performance tires and I want something for the winter. What smaller size rim/tires can I go with and how do I find rims that match my bolt pattern?

Greg,

195/60R16 should be fine on the 2004 Mazda 3 2.3, just double check clearances to make sure they don't rub before driving on them.

Kal,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability

Adam,

We've minus sized as low as 15" with 215/65R15 on the 2004 Chevy Colorado ZQ8.

Shop for winter wheels by vehicle here :

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Gary, since you say the 215/55r17 will NOT fit my wife's 2014 hyundia turbo veloster - how about down sizing to 205/55R16?

Someone told to look at you WINTER wheel & tires Web pages. Sure enough it showed the 16" wheels fitting the Turbo Veloster - is for r s AL or is this Web page error?

I love my 205/55R16 P7s on my RX7 GSL-SE (I tried some 215/45R16, but they rode like a 'buck board') & I had 225/55R16 on my Bmw.

please advise.

thanks, george

George,

Yes, you can minus size to 205/55R16 on the Veloster with no problem. You can trust the sites fitment database to be correct.

Older awd car with 205/55/15. Used to love Michelin Pilot Exaltos for all season, including snow, but now I can't find anything decent in an appropriate size. I upsized to 195/60/15, and the ride and handling in the turns feels less sure, the care feels just a bit too high.

Is there a size and tire that you can recommend for all season, New England driving?

Hi, I have a 97 concorde that has 225 - 55- r17's on the car and I have found a good used price tire but it is 205-50-r17's. Is this going to be an issue being that I also have rims that need to fit 17's. Will this cause a issue with my performance or anything along those lines?

Reed,

I can check on this for you. What year and model of older AWD car are you referring to?

Joshua,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

I have a 2001 jeep liberty 3.7L tire size are 235/70/16 can I put 225/60/16 on them?

Erick,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Hi, Gary

I'm looking for a set of downsized winter tires for my 2014 ford explorer sport. The stock tire size on this vehicle is 255/50R20. According to Tire rack's data, optional smaller tire sizes available are 245/65R17 (on base model) and 245/60R18. My initial choice are 17''s because they are cheaper. The question is, since sport model have bigger brakes, I am not sure if 17'' wheels will definitely fit on this vehicle. Will you please confirm this information for me? What's the smallest tire size I can choose? Any advises are appreciated.

Thanks.

Matt,

18" is the smallest diameter wheel that we have to fit the 2014 Ford Explorer Sport.

Hello, gents!

I don't know if this answer is listed, so I hope I'm not being repetitive, Gary. I have a pickup and I've been looking for some tires that are a little more capable. The stock wheels are R17, but the tire that I favor is really only available in R16 or smaller. Can I put these R16's on my truck, replacing my current R17's?

Thanks for the help!

Porter,

What is the year and model of the truck in question?

can I use 2001 Honda odyssey tire P215/65R16 96T IN 2005 Pontiac Montana P225/60R17 98S ???

I have a 2000 nissan pathfinder with 255/65/16 tires/16" wheels. Is it possible to downgrade to a 15" wheel with no problems? if i can, what would be the best tire size for that wheel?

Eldin,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2000 Nissan Pathfinder.

Do you know if a 16" rim will clear the brake calipers and fit a 2013 Infiniti G37X sedan for snow tires? Have a set of 215/55/16 Michelin X-Ice 3 from previous car and wondering if that will work.

Mike,

Unfortunately, we have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2013 Infiniti G37X sedan, sorry.

Can I put 17" wheels on a 2005 Ram 4x4

Hi Gary,

Thanks for this informative blog.

I know from previous posts that I can go from OEM 235/55R18s on my 2009 Rav4 Sport V6 2WD to 215/70R16s. I have two questions:

1. I'm looking at buying some used alloy rims from a 1997 Rav4; will the offset be enough for my 2009?

2. I'm doing this to principally get better gas mileage; will the narrower tires lead to any meaningful increment in mileage (discounting any minor change in diameter)?

Thanks.

I've had real problems with the 19" rims and tires on my 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS. I'm on my 5th set of tires in 117,000 miles and was told today that I need new tires after 28,000 miles. I rotate every 5K and check alignment. I'm thinking about downsizing to 17" rims and tires. any recommendations?

Victor,

I don't have cross compatibility charts on original equipment wheels since we do not sell them, sorry. We have not found noticeable difference in fuel economy from this change.

Samantha,

I would suggest that you consider the Continental Pure Contact or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus for longer wearing, top rated all-season tires.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Victor,

What model of 2005 Ram are you referring to? The most common model, the 1500 already typically comes with 17" wheels.

Hello I currently have size 215/60/r15 tires on my 02 alero. Could I put size 195/60/r15 on my car without rushing safety? Thanks

Rickelle,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend tires that are shorter in overall height as the tires have less load capacity and a shorter overall diameter.

Hi I have a 2002 f150 with 275 60 17 tires can i put 255 60 17 tires on my truck without any problem

Hello. I currently have size 215/55 r16 on my 2012 Ford Focus and a friend of mine has a set of studded winter tires sized 195/65 r15. Would they be okay to use, as they would cost me nothing? Or would I be required to buy new tires?

i have a base model 2002 Chevy Camaro it has a stock tire size of 235/55r16 im looking for a cheaper alternative tire size that will work with my car any info would be apreciated

Alex,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Matt,

195/65R15 will fit the 2012 Focus with correctly fitting 15" wheels.

Hi I have a 2002 f150 with 275 60 17 tires can i put 255 60 17 tires on my truck without any problem

Can I switch to the base model 18" wheels from the 19" wheels that are on my 2004 BMW 645Ci that has the Sport Package option?

Shawn,

215/60R16 is a good alternate size that will fit as well.

Alex,

Yes, you can indeed use that sizing with no problem.

Tyler,

Yes, that would work just fine on the 2004 BMW 645Ci Sport.

Question.

I just bought winter tires fro my 2007 mustang convertible. Size: 235/55-17. I just bought a 2012 Nissan Juke SL AWD which runs on 215/55-17. The AWD is not much since I don't have winter tires on the Juke. Can I exchange my Mustang's winter tires (235/55-17) and use them on my Juke? I still have my Mustang's performance tires I can put back on and just store the all season's that came with my Juke.

Anee,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 235/55R17 is larger than any size we have fit on the Nissan Juke without rubbing.

CAN I PUT 14" RIMS ON MY 2003 NISSAN SENTRA INSTEAD OF THE FACTORY 15" RIMS? WILL IT AFFECT ANYTHING?

I have just purchased a Subaru Outback Limited with 18" wheels. For use in the deserts I would like to mount all terrain tires. However, they do not appear to be available in 18" size-- can I downsize to 17" (which size?) and what will the overall effect on driving be?

Mac,

I can check on this for you. What is the year of your Subaru Outback?

It is a new 2015 Outback which came with P225/60R18 tires. Thanks.

Mac,

Yes, you can minus size to 17" with size 225/65R17 on this car.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Is it possible to mount a 155R15 tire on a 15x6J rim

Bill,

155R15 tires are more narrow then recommended to mount on 15X6 wheels.

Can I downsize to a 205 50 17 for my 2004 bmw 645 ci for winter driving? I want to buy winter tires.

Thx

Mark,

The smallest that we've found to clear the brakes on the 2004 645Ci is with 18" wheels and tires size 245/45R18.

Can I downsized my tires on my 2004 mustang to a 225/60/r16?

Can I put 215/70-15 tires on a 99 Ford Explorer Sport?

Selena,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability

Christa,

The correct 16" size for a 2004 Ford Mustang would be 225/55R16.

Hi I have had NOTHING but problems with my alloy wheels on my 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe, I live in MA so potholes and bad roads are everywhere. The rims have broken because of this or had damage that leads to rapid tire air leaking. I was looking to purchase steel rims, or maybe any option that will prevent me from repeatedly replacing tires/wheels on my vehicle. My car has always rode extremely rough as well so maybe downsizing will give me a smoother ride. The main issue is the cost, I want to switch to steel rims, which would also mean getting different tires, since I have 205/55 R16 on all four tires, which to my knowledge will not fit the 15” steel rims I have found. Could you help me with maybe telling me all my options??

Thank you

I have a 2006 Honda Pilot with a stock 16" rims | bolt pattern:5×114.3 (235/70/16 tires.)

I'd like to get some all terrain rims and tires for it and found a set for sale off of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler | bolt pattern:5×4.5 (with 31×10.5×15 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires)

Would I have any issues if I was to go with that all terrain set up?

Thank you for your input.

Mark,

Unfortunately, we know of no 15" wheels that will fit over the brakes on the 2006 Honda Pilot.

Benjamin,

Yes, if changing to 15" wheels, you would need new 15" tires. You would use tire size 195/65R15 when changing to 15" wheels on the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima SE. I would like to downgrade to factory 15 or 16 steelies. Would like fitment notes for smallest diameter rim possible and would like to keep speedo accurate.

I have 2002 Dodge Ram with P275/60R20 tires. Can I downgrade these and to what size rim and tire

I have a 2007 Nissan Tiida / Versa hatchback, my regular stock tires are 185/65/15r, i wanted to upgrade my tires either to 215/60 or 65/15 or to 205/60 or 65/15. I want to upgrade my tires so that i can improve my car's handling, but at the same time I don't want to spoil or damage either the car's ride or the car's suspension, or even fit tires that will be bulging or rub against the car. please tell me which will be more suitable.

can I put a smaller 17inch rim on a Ram 1500 that came with low profile 20's on it or can I put a standard tire on to replace the low profile tires.

Calvin,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and model of the Ram in question?

Haitham,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. The largest 15" sizing that we have tried on the 2007 NIssan Versa hatchback is 205/60R15.

I just recently bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee that has 20" rims. Can I mount my old 245/70R17 studded tires on 17" steel rims and be ok for winter?

Isaac,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and model of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in question?

Hi, 2002 Pathfinder, can I downsize to 235/75/17?

Rick,

The smallest 17" tires we've used on the 2002 Nissan Pathfinder are 245/65R17.

Thanks Gary, do you think the 75 (rather than 65) would be an issue?

WONDERING IF 225 65R17 TIRES WILL FIT ON MY 2009 DODGE CALIBER RIMS? CURRENTLY HAS 215 60R17 TIRES ON THEM

Deb.

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 225/65R17 is much larger than we've tried on the 2009 Dodge Caliber so we do not know if they will fit.

Rick,

Yes, a 75 series tire is significantly larger than a 65 series tire.

Thanks again Gary, good info, would you say a 70 series is out of the question too or is that negligible?

Rick,

Yes, unless you went significantly more narrow, such as 215 or 225, a 70 series would be too tall.

I just upgraded from my 2012 sportage to 2015 sorento. I had recently bought winter tires and new summer tires for my sportage and asked if we could transfer tires and rims to the sorento. The dealerships said we could but I'm going from 17 to 16's. Will the affect my ABS or speedometer?

Cheryl,

We have not found any 16" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2015 Kia Sorento.

Hi, I have a 2011 Hyundai Tucson that uses 225/60/r17 tires and I have a brand new pair of 235/65/r17 that I purchased by mistake. can I use the 235/65/r17 on my Tucson or will this affect anything??

Thanks in advance.

My wife and I have a 2013 seinna I she puts a ton of miles on it I am tired of the 19" price would like to go with 265 50 18 thoughts?

Jason,

When minus sizing to 18" wheels on the 2013 Toyota Sienna, use tire size 235/55R18.

I have a 2007 ford focus would 225/65/r16 tires fit on it please let me know thank you much

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu Maxx Lt with P215/60R16, I want to put raised white letter tires on it, and many of those tires are P215/65R15. Will those fit? I could just go with Yokohama Geolander G900's, but I want BF Goodrich! Thanks!

Ray,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 215/65R16 i larger than we've tried on the 2004 Chevy Malibu Maxx, so we do not know if they will fit.

Aaron,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 225/65R16 is much too tall to fit the 2007 Ford Focus.

I have a 2005 VW golf GLS currently i have 196/65r15. I was wondering if i could put a set on that are 265/70r15?

Casey,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 265/70R15 is much too large to fit the 2005 VW Golf.

Hi,

I've got a downsizing question.

I have a 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. The car has 4-piston Brembo brakes, and 20x9 wheels with a +18.5 offset. I'd like to swap to lightweight 18x9.5's, if they will fit. That is, downsize the diameter by 2 inches, but upsize width by 1/2 inch, while keeping the 18.5" offset. Is this possible? The wheels I am considering are Forgestar F14's.

Keith,

I am not familiar with Forgestar wheels, so I cannot speak for their fitment on your car in 18".

can i put 225/50 r17 94 v on a 2006 toyota sienna?

Robert,

can I put 225/55r/17 tires on my 2007 sonata?

I am looking to change tires I have 185/65/R15 on there night now and have rims the tires on there are 195/55/R16, Now I was wondering if it was possible to put the 185/65/R15 tires on the 195/55/R16 Rims. As I only have 2 tires of the 16

Hi Gary,

I have a 2009 Mazda5, tire size 205/50/17 . What size tires can I put and get rid of the noises but keep the same rim. I just need normal tires, not the low profile tires.

Thanks for your help in adance.

Sammy,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels.

225/55R17 is larger than we've tried to fit on the 2007 Sonata so we are not sure if it will fit.

Brian,

15" tires will not mount to 16" wheels.

Reza,

Changing sizing on the 2009 Mazda5 will not affect tire noise. Instead, simply choose a quiet riding tire such as the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus or Michelin Premier A/S.

Check out more options in my blog about quiet tires here :

http://blog.TireRack.com/blog/make-driving-fun/looking-for-quiet-tires-check-out-my-top-three-picks

What effect on safety and efficiency would result from using 16 wheels on the front and 18 inch wheels in the rear of my 2006 Mazda6, 6 cylinder grand touring sedan?

Ken,

I can think of no positive effects of mixing different diameters of wheels on this car.

I am switching from a stock 18" rim with 265/70/18, +30 is the stock offset, tires on a Wrangler to a 17" off road rim +12 off set and 285/70/17 tires and a 2" lift. I know clearance is good for suspension etc and the backspacing is dropping from 6.25" to 5.5"....my concern is the brakes. Do I need to change anyting?

Can a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4wd fit smaller than the stock 17" rims? 15", 16", or 16.5"? A 2" lug adapter spacer would also be used

Rob,

17" is the smallest wheel diameter that we've been able to fit on the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD.

Hi,

Can i use snow tier 205 60R16 for the honda odyssey 2003.

Thanks.

Thuan,

Can I use winter 195/65/R15 on winter rims already on my 2015 RAV4?

James,

What is the largest diameter tire that will fit on a 2015 Ford Escape?

I don't care about speedo reading, and can tolerate minor rubbing.

I am looking for offroad performance since most of my roads are dirt/sand/cobblestone.

Griffin,

28" is the largest diameter that we've tried.

just replaced our 2004 santa fe with a 2015. The 2004 had P226/70R16. the 2015 is P235/55R19. we have a set of snow tires on rims from the 2004 and was wondering if they would be viable on 2015 santa fe?

Colin,

We have not found any 16" setups that clear the brakes on the 2015 Hyundai Sante Fe.

can I change my ford alloys from 16" to 14" ok

Michael,

In order to answer your question, I'll need to know the year and model of your vehicle.

2008 honda accord coupe exl v6, it comes stock with 235/45/r18 can i put 215/45/r17 on them?

Phil,

When minus sizing to 17" wheels on the 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6, use tire size 225/50R17 or 215/55R17 to maintain the correct overall diameter.

I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited. It has 205 50 17 on it now. They're very noisy and I'm hoping to buy a much quieter tire (looking at Tire Rack reviews). At the same time, I live on quite a rough road and am thinking of downsizing the wheels to 16" to get some taller tires - both for summer and will also get winter tires for that size wheel.

I know that 16" wheels are OK for this car since the winter tire/wheel combination recommended by Tire Rack for this car is for a 16" wheel+tire. But, in the summer especially, will the taller sidewall also give a little noise and ride advantage, for the quiet tire I select?

Also, will going down in a speed rating (current tires are V... I never drive past 80 mph, and then only to pass) also help the ride and noise?

Finally, will the bolt pattern on the OEM 17" wheels be the same as my wife's 2015 Outback Limited (18" wheels). I'm thinking that I'll just use my Impreza OEM wheels to downsize her car for her winter tires.

Thanks

Dan,

Tire noise will not be noticeably affected by this change in tire height. Also keep in mind that a tires speed rating is not an indication of noise levels, only of tire tires top speed capability.

While the bolt pattern is the same between the two vehicles in question, their wheel fitments are not all the same due to difference in brake size. Unfortunately I have no data on cross fitment of original Subaru factory wheels.

I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier LS which has P195/65R15 tires on it right now but i was wondering if i would be able to put on P205/55R16 tires on to it or would i have to just stick with the P195/65R15 tires on it.

Darrell,

If you purchase a correctly fitting set of 16" wheels, you can indeed use 205/55R16 tires on the 1997 Chevy Cavalier LS.

Hi, I have a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan and I was wondering if I can put 185/65 R15 winter tires on it (the tire pressure placard for this car says it has to be either 195/65 R15 or 205/60 R15)? Thanks in advance for your reply.

Alex,

We have not found any 15" wheels that clear the brakes on the 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan, but if you have found one that works, you could use 185/65R15 tires with an 88 load index on the car.

I purchased Sport Edition F7 wheels and Michelin 205/60R-16 XIce Xi2 snow tires from TireRack a few years ago for a 2005 Acura TSX. That car is now sold. Will these fit a 2013 Acura AWD RDX?

Randy,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2013 Acura RDX AWD.

Can my winter tires 215/75R16 on my 2008 Dodge Caravan fit on a 2016 Pilot EX-L

We've previously purchased 195/65R16 winter tires that we'd like to possibly put on a 2015 Subaru Impreza Limited (stock tires are 205/50R17 on the limited, but I know that the premium runs 205/55R16 and the base runs 195/65R15). Thanks!!

Can I replace 215/55R18 with 205/50R17 on a Dodge Caliber Heat?

Wanda,

When minus sizing to 17" wheels on the Dodge Caliber Heat, use tire size 215/60R17.

Hugo,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2016 Honda Pilot.

Andrew,

195/65R16 is a bit taller than we've tried to fit on the 2015 Subaru Impreza Limited. We've used up to size 195/60R16 but 195/65R16 is about an inch taller, so I cannot say for sure if it will fit.

purchased new kia with 225/60/r17

my old winter are 225/60/16 can i install these on new car?

Joe,

What year and model of Kia?

hi, I just bought previously owned CRV 2012 and found out the tire is 225/60/16R rather than recommended 215/70/16R, will it be too small? I am surprised the previous owner put them on. I have 215/65/16R winter tire for Sienna, do you think I can use it for CRV 2012? I thought it is little bit bigger than 215/60/16R which are currently on the car. Thanks.

Kevin,

Yes, 225/60R16 is indeed smaller than we recommend for the 2012 Honda CRV. The only two recommended 16" sizes are 215/70R16 and 235/65R16.

can I use 215/60/r16 Honda civic rims and tires on 2016 acura rdx 235/60/r18

Herc,

215/60R16 would be too small to fit the 2016 Acura RDX.

ENJOYED! can l put 225/65r 17 on my 2011 Chevorlet Malibu, it now has 225/50r 17 on it?

HI Gary i currently have 1 year old winter tires from my previous auto

225/60/16 have purchased knew kia sportage which has 225/60/17 summer tires can my old winter tire be safely installed?

Thomas,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. 225/65R17 tires are too tall to fit a 2011 Chevy Malibu

I have a 2014 Dodge Dart GT with tires 225/40R18 currently on it. I'm looking at sizes of winter tires/rims that would work, I want a smaller tire. Thanks

Laura,

You can minus size to 16" wheels with 205/55R16 tires on the 2014 Dodge Dart GT

Shop for winter packages by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

will 225/55R-17 snow tires fit on a 2014 Subaru outback?

John,

Hi. I have a Sienna SE2011, P235/50R19. Can I downsize to a Sienna LE 235/60/R17 for winter tires? Thanks

Warren,

Yes, you can indeed use 235/60R17 on the 2011 Toyota Sienna Se with properly fitting 17" wheels.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/index.jsp?&affiliate=FH8

I have an 05 dodge caravan se with 215/70R15's.

Can I put 195/65R15 winter tires on?

I have winter tires from my previous Volvo ,235/60-18, on the new one, they are 275/45-20 (summer tires). Would the 18" fits

Your site lists a 215/65-15 as a Minus2 choice for a 2014 Ford C-max se. Is there any reason that I shouldn't use a 205/70-15?

This is for a snow tire purchase. The 205 width will be skinnier and the cost will be less.

Scottilee,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability. 195/65R15 would be especially underloaded and considered unsafe in any conditions on the Dodge Caravan

Michel,

What is the year and model of the new vehicle in question?

We have a 2013 Ford Taurus and are looking at purchasing winter tires. Currently the tires on it are 255/45-19 can we buy smaller winter tires and which size.

Thanks

I have a ML430 Mercedes w/ 17" rims can I downsize to 16"?

Rocky,

I can check on this for you. What year is your ML430?

Angela,

Yes, you can indeed minus size on the 2013 Taurus, down to 17" in most cases with size 235/60R17.

Explore all of your options here :

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Bob,

205/70R15 would indeed also be an acceptable size to use when minus sizing to 15" on your car.

I would like to put 225/75/R16 on my 2004 Chrysler Concorde Limited. The original tires are 215/55/R17. Will this work, or will there be clearance issues?

I have Buick Verano tire size p235/14R18 can I put 215/60R16 on my Buick??

Jonathon,

225/75R16 is much too tall to fit the 2004 Chrysler Concorde Limited. You can use 225/60R16 when minus sizing to 16"on the car.

Bruce,

What year and model of Verano are you referring to?

I have a 2002 Legacy L with 205/60R15 tires. I have an opportunity to buy winter tires that are 215/60R15.

Would these fit my Subaru?

Hi,

I have a 2015 nissan rogue that i was hoping to fit a set of 215/60/R16 winter tires on!! Is it possible?

Question: I am contemplating buying a 2016 Subaru Outback Limited but it comes standard with 18 inch wheels. I'll be doing a fair amount of driving on dirt roads and forest roads, so I'd like to downsize to a 17 inch wheel so I could put a set of beefier tires (e.g., Yokohama Geolander A-T/S 225/65R17 102H) that would be less resistant to punctures than the stock tires on the 18 inch wheels. Several questions: does the downsizing affect speedo/tach? does it foul up the car's computers that might be tuned to 18 inch wheels? will it affect gas mileage? Thank you!

Rockylaker,

The subject of this particular blog is about minus sizing to smaller diameter wheels. We have not tried oversized tires on the factory wheels on your 2002 Subaru Legacy so we are not sure if they will fit.

Tom,

When minus sizing to 16" wheels on the 2015 Nissan Rogue, use tire size 225/70R16 to keep the correct overall diameter.

Joel,

You can indeed minus size to 17" wheels on the 2016 Subaru Outback Limited with tire size 225/65R17 with no problems or affects on speedometer/tachometer since they are the same overall diameter as the factory tires.

I have a 2003 mazda b3000 truck with 225/70/15 tires on it. I have a new set of 195/60/15 tires. can I use these on my truck?

I have a 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Ltd. It came with 18s but I'm looking at downsizing for winter. Can I drop to 16s and, if so, what would they be?

Jane.

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" on the 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Ltd using tire size 215/65R16 or 225/60R16.

Winter www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have a 2001 Mazda 6 GT (4 cyl) with 235/45/18 on it.

I know I can downsize to 17", but I go as small as 16" rims while still maintaining brake caliper clearance?

Sorry, I entered the wrong year Mazda in last post.

I have a 2011 Mazda 6 Grand Touring (4 cyl) with 235/45/18 on it.

Can I downsize to 16" rims while still maintaining brake caliper clearance?

Graham,

No problem. we have 16" wheels to fit the 2011 model year that fit the calipers as well.

Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi Gary,

I have 2015 Hyundai Sonata GL. I am looking to buy winter tires. I understand that it would fit 205/65/16 tires. What are the other possible options. I want to buy winter tires and install them on the current alloy wheels.

Thanks in advance.

Kapil,

The other sizes that fit this vehicle are 215/60R16 and 225/60R16.

I have winter tires 205/65R16. Can I use it on Honda CR-V EX-L 2011

AWD

Karm,

When minus sizing to 16" wheels on the 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L, use tire size 225/70R16. 205/65R16 is too small.

Gary,

I'm looking to put new tires/rims on my 2014 Ford Escape Titanium for the winter. Currently I have on 235/50-18's and was wondering if 235/70/ 16's would work?

Thanks!

James,

When minus sizing to 16" on the 2014 Ford Escape Titanium, use tire size 225/65R16 or 235/60R16. 235/70R16 is taller and may rub.

I have 2011 Toyota RAV4 4x4 with 225/65 R17 tires. I was wondering if I can use 205/65 R16 tires already mounted on wheels ?

Matt,

205/65R16 is too short in height and load capacity to be used on the 2011 Toyota RAV 4 4X4.

My wife's car(2013 Hyundai GT) has optional 215-45R17 low profile tires/rims. It rides terribly hard. Can I change to a more normal size(non low profile) tire and keep the same rim?

Hi Gary

I have a set of 215/55/17 set of winter tires. will they fit in Honda CR-V 2011 AWD

Thanks

Karim,

I have an 06 Malibu Lt I would like to minus size for winter tires. Is it possible to use a 15" rim. I have seen that the 06 Malibu LS uses 15"j Just wondering if the braks would be an issue.

My son has a 2002 VW Jetta GLS 1.8T. He found it to be terrible in the snow last year. He would like to get new wheels and a good snow tire. Can he go from 17" to 15" without it affecting his brakes and speedometer?

Scott,

Yes you can indeed minus size to 15" with no problem on the 2002 VW Jetta GLS 1.8T.

Winter Package Shop by vehicle link :http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Adam,

Yes, you can indeed use 15" wheels on the 2006 Malibu LT and we are in the process of adding those fitments to our site.

I have a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe with 235/65 R17 Tires. Can I put a 235/55 R17 Winter Tire on my existing rims?

Dustin,

Hello, i have a 2011 Toyota Corolla XRS ,with stock 215/45-17. I would like to downsize for winter tires and rims. What size of rim and tire do you recommend? Thanks.

I have a 2008 Dodge Charger RT with the police package that currently has 235/55R18 Pirelli tires on the stock 18" rims. I found some 235/45R18 Nexen tires I like that are cheaper than some of my other options. Would these be acceptable to replace my current tires with?

Jordan,

Hi, I have a Honda CRV EX-L 2015 AWD. The tires indicated in the manual for a 17 inch is 225/65R17. I'm interested in the Michelin tires and on your website the size of Michelin X-ice Xi 3 that would fit on my car is 215/65R17. As I said, in the owner manual it's indicated 225 not 215 and im downgrading the diameter but the rest doest change (the 65 and the R17 remain the same). The Xi3 are supposed to be better then the Latitude Xi2 so I would prefer the Xi3. Are the Xi3 going to perfectly fit my car and the speedometer and the pressure vale will still be accurate?

Ovi,

Yes, 215/65R17 is such a small change in diameter that it is still recommended and works quite well with the 2015 CRV EX-L AWD.

Link to winter site www.tirerack.com/winter/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8

Hi, I have a 2012 Toyota Camry. The tires are P205/65R16. Can I use 205/55R16 winter tires?

I have a 2016 Ford Fusion SE with 235/45R18s. The shops around here have recommended I switch to a 16" wheel for winter tires. What are the size options available to me? If I buy used tires, is it still possible to have the sensor installed?

I have a 2016 Escape Titanium with 235/50R18 tires. I am looking to go a little narrower winter tires. Can I put on 225/50R18 WS80 tires.

Jeff,

Yes, you can indeed use 225/50R18 tires on the 2016 Escape Titanium with no problem.

Ettie,

Tammy,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 16" wheels on the 2016 Ford Fusion SE with 235/45R18 original tires/wheels with no problem. TPMS sensors can be installed with new or used tires. To view available downsizing options for your car , see this link :

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8

I have P215 55R17 winter tires from my Nissan Altima which I have sold . Can I use them on my Toyota Sienna minivan which requires P23560R17 tires?

Vic,

215/55R17 is too short in height and load capacity to use on the Toyota Sienna Minivan.

my son's girlfriend has a new 2015 Chevy Trax and wants to put on her old winter tires on it. they are 235/70-R16. Rim size fits but would the profile be a little tall?

Hi, I have a 2007 Passat with 205/55/16 stock wheels. Will 215/70/15 winter tires with 15' steel rims fit?

I appreciate your response.

Thank you,

Jonathan

Hello Gary,

I have a 2006 Kia Sportage LX, V6. Apparently, the smallest size that will fit is 215/65R16 and the biggest is 255/45R18. The average is 235/60R16. . . If I wish to 'minus size' my tires, would a 205/70R15 work? Thank you.

Chris,

When minus sizing to 15" on this vehicle we use 225/70R15.

I've never used winter tires before and was wondering if it would be more beneficial to pick them up for my '16 Mazda CX-5 (225/55R19) or moving to a lower wheel size?

Mike,

Winter tires can be a dramatic improvement in snow and ice traction over all season tires. Minus sizing can help improve loose snow traction even more.

Hi,my question is will the 13" wheels off a 2002 Hyundai Accent fit on a 2009 Accent? My daughter just bought the '09 and it has the 14" wheels and the tires are about half worn. We have a set of like new snow tires on 13" wheels from her old '02. I know the bolt pattern is the same but I'm wondering if they will clear the brakes.Thanks.

Jeff,

We know of no 13" wheels that will fit over the brakes on the 2009 Hyundai Accent.

Hi there, I have a 2016 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD V6. It has 245/60r18 Michellin tires but they look too small. I prefer SUV's to have thicker high profile tires with smaller rims. Can I put 245/70r17 on it? If so I am not able to find any tires in that size that can fit my SUV. Also would it cause the speedometer to go off?

Imran,

Unfortunately we know of no 17" wheels that clear the larger brakes on the 2016 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD V6. If you find any that fit, you can use 245/65R17 with no problem.

I have a 2014 Impala LT with summer 225 60 17 tires. can I minus size to 225 60 16 snow tires?

I have a 2007 Toyota RAV4 2wd lowest end model. Tire size is 215/70R16. I have access to four new tires from a 2015 Kia Optima with tire size 215/55R17 Model Solus kh25. Would these be able to be used on my RAV4?

Dave,

We have not found any 16" wheels that fit the newer 2014 Impala LT that comes originally with summer 225 60 17 tires. If you do find one that clears, use size 225/65R16 to maintain the correct overall diameter and load capacity.

Jon,

215/55R17 is too short in diameter to recommend for use on the Rav4. If you use 17" wheels on this vehicle the correct size would be 215/65R17 or 225/65R17.

I have a 2013 Kia Forte Sedan Ex with 195/65r15 tires. Is it possible to minus size to 14 inch winter tire??

Michael,

We have not found any 14" wheels that fit over the brakes on the 2013 Kia Forte Sedan Ex, sorry.

Hello Gary,

What's the smallest wheel I could use with a 2013 Dodge Dart Limited? And the corresponding tire? Looking for sometime for all round driving (economy) - not just for winter. Hoping 15" would fit.Thanks.

Jack,

The smallest we've fit on the 2013 Dodge Dart Limited is 16" wheels with size 205/55R16.

Thank you for the response above , will try 16"with the 205/55R16s.

Hi , I have a 2000 volkswagen beetle with tires P205/55R/16 . I am purchasing a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer with tires P205/60R/16. Would i be able to use the beetle tires on the lancer?

Ashele,

Have a Subaru Outback 2011 with 225/60/17 will it fit on same wheels a 215/55/17?

Caleb,

The rim width range on 225/60R17 is 6-8" . The rim width for tires in size 215/55R17 is 6"-7.5"

I have a 2012 Honda Civic EX with 16" rims and 205/55 16 tires. Can I go down to 15" rims/tires for a smoother ride and still have a normal looking fit on the car? Will it cause too much negative camber or no impact?

Mic,

Yes, you can indeed minus size to 195/65R15 on the 2012 Honda Civic EX with no problems or ill effects on the car.

Hello,

I have a old 2003 Chevy Astro van AWD, it comes with 215/70R16 but would like to know what my options are in other sizes. This is a junk car and looking for the cheapest tires to replace and sell it. Thank you!

Rena, We do list an alternative size of 235/65R16 as an option, but the most cost effective tire would still be the Fuzion SUV in your stock size: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Fuzion&tireModel=SUV&partnum=17HR6FZSUV&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3

My 2012 Impala currently has 225/55 R17 tires. I have a set of newer tires that are 225/60 R16 on a Chrysler Concorde. Can I use the Concorde tires on the Impala?

I have a 2015 Jeep renegade sport model looking to make sure I can safely replace the stock 215/65/16 tires with 205/55/16 tires?

Marc, Size 225/60R16 is fine for a 2012 Impala, however they will not fit on your existing wheels. You will need 16" wheels to work with those tires. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Jeff Wilbur, The 205/55R16 would be too short for the 2015 Renegade, we would not recommend its use.

Will 205/55 R16 be OK to put on my 2004 Mazda 6 sedan?

Ruth, The 55 series is going to be shorter than what we normally see on your Mazda and a standard load tire in that size is going to have a load capacity that is borderline. We would not recommend using this size unless you choose an extra load tire.

Hi,

I have a 2013 Kia Optima LX+

It currently has P20565R16.

I'm wondering if I could use P20565R15 winter tires for it.

I appreciate your feedback.

Sajid, Unfortunately a 15" wheel and tire will not clear your brake calipers.

I have a 2006 uplander and was wondering if I would be able to use 225/65r17 tires on the rim. And if I did would they go on the back or front since I would have 225/60r17 already. It would be 2 of each size. Just wondering if it's possible and if it is then how would I go about it.

Melanie, The 65 series tire is going to be a bit taller than anything we can guarantee would not rub under full suspension compression.

I have a 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander. It calls for 215/70 R16s. Can I put on 215/65 R16s?

Just bought a 2012 RAV4 with 225/65/R17 all season tires on it. I already have 225/45/R17 snow tires. Will these fit the RAV4? If so, how does that affect the driving?

Thanks!

Scrapping my 04 liberty. Will the set of snows I have for it(225/70/R16) fit on my 09 Grand Caravan? (Currently 225/65/R16) Thanks in advance.

Adrian, Though it is not a size we guarantee, it should work. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Joanna, The 225/45R17 will be too short for the RAV4. The biggest concern would be load capacity.

Kevin, The 215/65R16 would be too small for the Outlander.

I have 245/45/ 18s on a 09 XB. When loaded with four adults and going over a slight dip the tires will rub. My question is what size should I go to for a little more clearance? I would like to go to 235's

Can a p215/60R17 fit on a 2016 toyota sieena

i have a 2010 nissan sentra base model stock tires are 205 60 r15 will there be any issue if i put on 205 70 r15

Jeff, We recommend 253/40R18: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?width=235%2F&ratio=40&diameter=18&rearWidth=255%2F&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&zip-code=&affiliate=GF3

Dwain, The 215/60R17 would be smaller than anything we recommend for the Sienna. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have 16" steel wheels with 215/65R16 snow tires that I used on my 2002 Honda Odyssey. I have just bought a used 2011 Toyota Sienna with 235/60R17 tires and 17 inch rims. I've checked and the lug bolt patterns are the same. Overall, the snows would be about 1.0" smaller in diameter. Other than the speedometer and odometer being off, would I be affecting the handling or safety of the vehicle? When I look up snow tire/wheel combinations on Tire Rack for the 2011 Sienna, it doesn't list a 16" rim option (only 17, 18, and 19" options).

Jack, Unfortunately the 205/70R15 is too tall and will likely cause rubbing issues. We do not recommend using the 205/70R15 tire size.

Johathan, We do not list a 16" wheel that will be able to clear the brake calipers on the Sienna. Another concern would be the load capacity. Being a full inch shorter than the stock tires, you will want to verify that the tires you have will carry the load of the Sienna.

Hi! I'm looking at buying a Ford Escape. The manufacturer tires are 235 50R18. I have winter tires that are 235 45R18 . Would I be able to use these winter tires on the escape?

Joe, The 45 series is an inch shorter than the stock size. It will probably look a little funny, but the bigger concern is load capacity.

I just bought wheels an tires off a flare side ranger and are 16s. i want to put them on my 98 ranger which I'm riding on 215 70 14s right now and i want something that will give me more of a car like ride also be i want to lower it at some point i was thinking a 225 50 16 or 225 55 16 any advice would be helpful. thanks.

My 2000 Impreza Outback Sport's stock size is 205-60-15. Can I use a 215-60-15 snow tire? Also, if I went to a 16", what size would work?

Thanks.

sorry if it was repeated but my bmw X1 is killing me , I'm willing to take off the run flat if its downsizeable.

I just bought a new Rav4 that comes with P225/65R17 and I was wondering if I would be able to use my old winter tires, P225/60R16 or if they would be too small for the Rav. If they are, I will sell them with my current vehicle. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cassy, The 215 width would be fine, but it would be a little taller than anything we can guarantee. In 16" you would use 205/55R16.

Matt, The 225/60R16 would be too small, so they are not recommended. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have a 2011 Ford Mustang and I currently have 215/65/17 factory tires, I recently bought tires which were 245/45/17. Will they fit?

Paul, The 245/45R17 is going to be a fair bit shorter than what you have currently and will probably look out of place. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I just traded in my 2010 Rav4 with 225/65/17 on a new Rav 4 with 235/55/18. Will my old winter tires 225/65/17 on 17 inch rims fit on the new vehicle

Mike, The tire size will work just fine and the wheels should, it just depends on the offset. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have 2003 Ford Windstar with 16" can I downsize to a new set of 15" steels with 195/65R15 .. Thank you

I have a 2012 Acura MDX currently with all-season 255/50 R19.

Can I use Michelin 235 / 65 R17 as winter tires on it?

I have a new Mazda cx-3 with 215/60/16.

Can I use my old but still in good condition winter tires from my Dodge caliber 2008 with 215/60/17?

Thank you!

Cheryl, You can minus size to 15" on the Windstar, however, the 195/65R15 will be shorter than recommended. We would generally use a 215/70R15. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Zee, The 235/65R17 is an acceptable winter tire size to use with 17" wheels.

Fred, The Caliber tires are going to be taller than anything we can guarantee will fit without rubbing.

I have a 2011 Toyota Sienna, normal tire size is P235/60R17. Can I put a P235/65R16 tire on the 17 wheel?

Thanks

Is it possible to put on a set of 205/65r15 on my 2016 nissan sentra sv?

Tim, With the proper 15" wheel, a 205/65R15 would work perfectly. -- sonny@tirerack.com

What minus size do you suggest for winter tires on a 2017 Acura RDX ? Is there really a great advantage to minus size. What would be the cons? Thanks!

Carl, You can minus size for a winter wheel and tire package to 17". In your case we would use a 235/65R17. While not narrower than the original tires, they do provide more sidewall on your tire for protection from pothole damage etc.… Additionally, the cost of a minus size package is often less. See the following article: http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=126&affiliate=GF3

I just purchased 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT GL with stock P205/55R16 all season - I have brand new BF Goodrich Slolam winter tires P195/60R15 that I can't sell. They are mounted on universal rims. Will they for my Elantra ?

Jonathan, Although I cannot speak for the wheels, a 195/65R15 will work just fine for the Elantra. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have a 2010 Honda CR-V with 225/65r17 and I'm looking to buy winter tires with rims size 215/65r17, will these work on my vehicle ?

Roger, The 215/65R17 will be shorter than anything we can recommend and is a little low on load capacity so I would not recommend it. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have a 2009 dodge caliber sxt with 215/55R18 and want to downsize to a R16 for winter tries, is that possible, the guys at my work are convinced the calipers would rub, what do you guys think? thanks

What would a 205/65/r15 look like on a 15x8 wheel? Short or tall? Kinda wide meaty look or skinny narrow look? Its on a 1993 Nissan truck

Kevin, You can minus size to a 16" wheel on the 2009 Dodge Caliber SXT without rubbing the calipers. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Scott, The 205 would be slightly stretched on an 8" wide wheel. the diameter for the truck would be fine at 25.5" though.

I have a 2013 VW GTI and a set of blizzarks 205/50 R17 are there any rims that would fit both the car and the tires. thanks for the help

Rich, There are a number of wheels that will work great. Take a look at these options. You can you widths of 6,6.5,7 and 7.5: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?&autoMake=Volkswagen&autoModel=GTI&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=2-Door&affiliate=GF3

Would 225/70R16 work well on a 2007 Honda CRV EXL?

Sean, Assuming you have 16" wheels to go with them, yes a 225/70R16 will work fine on your CR-V. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have a 2010 GMC Terrain with 235/55R18 all seasons for spring, summer and fall. What size tire can I downsize to for winter tires that would not affect the speedometer?

Karen, We would recommend size 235/60R17. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have a 2006 grand caravan with 215-70 r15 tires and found a used 205-65 r15 winter tires. Can I use those winter tires?

Raul, The 205/65R15 would be a fair bit smaller that your existing tires, so we would not recommend using them.

Will 235/70R15 (5 spoke mount) fit on a 2006 Pontiac torrent AWD?

Hi, I have a 2017 Mazda 6 with OEM 225/45R19 tires. Would winter tires from a previous car, with size 225/65R16 and rim offset 40, fit without problems? Thanks.

Ive got a set of winter BF Goodrich 225/65 r17, can i use these on my 2016 Acura RDX for a winter tire? They have rarely any usage on them and hoping i can just buy a set of appropriate rims and not have to get new tires as well?

PJ, We do not list a 15" fitment for that vehicle that will clear the calipers for the wheel, so we could not guarantee a 15" tire.

Jon, The 225/65R16 will be a little taller than anything we can guarantee on the 2017 Mazda 6.

Ana, The 225/65R17 is going to be a bit shorter than anything we can recommend for your Acura.

Can I downsize my tire from the recommended factory size of 205/65R15 to 195/60R15 for my 2001 Honda Accord?

Ron, The 195/60R15 would be shorter than recommended for your Accord.

I have a 2008 Nissan Maxima SE I'd like to add snow tires to. Can I use 215/55/r17 instead of the recommended 225/55/r17? Many thanks.

I have a set of 215/70 r15 winter tires from my Pontiac Montana that I would like to use on my newer 2014 Caravan that currently has 225/65 r17 all season tires. Is this too much of a drop in radius?

Thanks,

i have a 2015 toyota corolla s with 17 in. wheels. can i replace with a 15 in. wheel? thanks

I just bought a 2016 Honda EX with all season 215/55R16 tires. Can I use my one-year old 205/55R16 winter tires and rims.

Justin, The 215/55R17 is a just a little shorter than what we recommend. That being said, as long as the tire you select has a high enough load capacity for the Maxima, it can be used. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Peter, A 215/70R15 will unfortunately be too short. Additionally, a 15" wheel will not clear the brake calipers on the Grand Caravan.

I have a 2016 Civic Touring Sedan. The stock is 215/50r17 and I want to put on winter tires at 205/65r15. Is that okay?

Bill, Yes, the 2015 Corolla S can use a 15" wheel and tire (195/65R15): http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=195/&ratio=65&diameter=15&rearWidth=245/&rearRatio=35&rearDiameter=19&affiliate=GF3

James, The 205/55R16 is going to be a little short but may work depending on your tire's load capacity. The rims will depend what vehicle they came from initially. Please give Sonny a call at 888-428-8355 ext. 4789

I have a 2011 Honda CRV that currently has 225/65R17. Can I use studded snow tires that are 215/60R16?

I have a 2012 Ford Focus SE with 16x7.5 wheels, sporting 215/55-16 all-season tires; I have four studded General Altimax Arctic 215/70-16 tires that I'd like to use on the Focus - are they too tall? The difference in diameter is 10% it seems.

Tyler, Yes, a 205/65R15 is an acceptable size.

Can I put 225/65R16 100S winter tires on a BMW X3 35i ?

Can I put tire size 225/70r16 on a camaro convertible that normally takes 235/55r16

Audra, The 215/60R16 would be a fair bit smaller than you would want to run on the CRV.

Kid, The 215/70R16 is unfortunately likely to rub under full suspension compression and/or lock to lock turning.

Peter, We do not show any 16" wheels that will clear the calipers on the X3. That being said, the overall diameter on the tire is fine, as is the load index (100).

I have a 2012 VW Tiguan and its OEM 18' rims,can i use 235/50/18 Winter tires on it?I have a set of Michelin Xice i3 235/50/18 101h but the tires looks way bigger than the all seasons,any problem if I use them on the tiguan for winter?thanks

I have a Pontiac G6 with size tires 225/50r/17, can I go down to 215/60r/16 without any issues?

Ken, We list 235/50R18 as the original size for the 2012 Tiguan, there should be no issue at all. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Mark, 215/60R16 is one of our recommended minus sizes for your vehicle.

I have 2014 Ford Focus SE, the current tires are 215/55R16 can I replace those with 205/55R16?

Hi there! I have a 2008 Dodge Caliber SXT. The stock tires are 215/60R17. I'm looking to put on winter tires and have some off a 2003 Crown Victoria. These tires are 225/65/R16. Will they fit?

I have a mercedes CLK 320 with staggered tyre sizes, 225/45/17 on the front and 245/40/17 on the back, can these be swapped for 205/55/16 on all 4 corners?

Maggie, That is going to be just a little bit taller than anything I can guarantee will fit without rubbing.

Alex, Yes, you could use the 205/55R16 on all four corners with an appropriate 16" wheel.

I have a 2003 Astro Van can I use p225 60r16 on it?

Duncan, That will be a bit shorter than anything we would recommend.

I have a 2015 dodge caravan crew package with 225/ 65R 17 tires and rims.

I have a set of 215 /70R 16 snow tires from a kia sedona. I need to get new rims for the tires to fit the caravan - as the bolt patterns from the kia to the dodge don't match. Will any 16" rims fit the 2015 caravan?

Erik, We do not list any 16" wheels that will clear the brake calipers on the 2015 Grand Caravan.

I have a 2005 Toyota Highland Base currently with 225 70r16, can I safely put on 215 70r16 or 235 70r16?

William, The 215/70R16 would be shorter than we would recommend and the 235 would be taller than anything we could guarantee will not rub under full suspension compression.

I Have a 2016 Honda Accord Sport (4 Door, 4 Cyl).

Would 215/50R17 tires fit it?

2012 ford focus se tires size 215/55/16 can i downsize to 205/55/16. Does tire size 205/55/16 fit 16*7 wheel.

Greetings, I have a 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE that my wife drives in the winter. I would like to get some steel wheels and studded tires, but was wondering if I can go with a 15" wheel or if 16" is the smallest I can go.

Joe, The 215/50R17 will be shorter than normally seen on the Accord. A 215/55R17 would be a better fit.

John S, 15" will be the smallest diameter available. You can check out the options here: http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterTireCompare.jsp?minLoad=LL&sortSize=15&snowSortCode=18292&autoYear=2013&autoMake=Ford&autoModel=C-MAX+Hybrid&autoModClar=SE&winterType=A&startIndex=0&performance=W&search=true&affiliate=GF3

Hi I have a ford edge sports AWD 2011 and it has 22 inch tires (265/40R22). can i use 18 inch winter tires?

Hi, I have just bought a 2016 Honda Civic LX. It came with 215/55R16 93H all season tires; Can I use 205/55R16 91H winter tires on my car?

P.S: I believe the higher trims which come with 215/50R17 tires are rated at 91H; so the load rating should not be a problem, right?

Thank you!

Hi

I have a 2011 Subaru legacy 2.5 limited, the stock wheels are 215/50R17. What size can I go down to and still clear the brakes? I was thinking 215/60R16

Appreciate it, thanks

Jonathan, The 215/60R16 will be just a hair taller than we recommend. You would be better served with a 205/60R16 on a 16" wheel.

On my 2012 Subaru Outback, can I downsize from summer tires 225/60R17 to winter snow/ice studded tires 225/60R16?

Thank you!

Have a 2010 Honda CRV-EX. Would like a 16" winter tire (downsize) option.

Julie, The 225/60R16 would be too short, you will want a 225/65R16. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Bob, we will normally recommend a 225/70R16: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=225/&ratio=70&diameter=16&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&affiliate=GF3

Hi, my 2016 Honda Civic LX comes with 215/55R16 93H all season tires; Can I use 205/55R16 91H winter tires on my car?

Hi i have a 2014 ford f150 limited with 22" tires, for winter can i run 275/55/20 's?

Thanks

I have a set of snow tires off a 2005 civic hybrid. They are P185/70R14 . Any chance I can use them on a 2015 Civic Sedan which has stock tires P195/65R15?

Rob, The 205/55R16 would be too small. You would be better served with a 205/65R15: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=205/&ratio=65&diameter=15&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&affiliate=GF3