Plus Sizing 101

After many years of working at Tire Rack, I find that it can sometimes be easy to take for granted some of the information and concepts that I use on a daily basis. One such concept called plus sizing may be well known in the tire industry, however many consumers aren't familiar with how it works.

What is plus sizing?

Plus sizing is the process of using larger diameter wheels mounted with lower profile tires.

Why plus size?

The purpose for using lower profile tires in plus sizing is twofold. First, doing so maintains the overall diameter of the Tire & Wheel Package. This is important to keep the accuracy of your odometer, speedometer and other vehicle instrumentations. Second, plus sizing with a lower profile tire often leads to more responsive handling and a better cosmetic appearance.

The Plus Concept - Tech Article

Notice that while the wheel diameter increases, the tire profile decreases. It's that simple.

You don't have to do the math on your own! Our website fitment specialists already know what size to use on your vehicle. 

Comments

Monday, November 14, 2011 by Tony

Do larger tires, such as 20 inch, wear faster that, let's say 18 or 17 inch tires?
Monday, November 14, 2011 by Gary

Not necessarily. The type of tire (such as summer performance or all-season) has more of an effect on wear than the tire size.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Colleen

What is the widest I can go on a 2013 Honda Cr-V LX. New rims and tires, without voiding the warranty. Vehicle is driven in the Chicagoland area, if that has any consideration in the decision.
Thanks!!
Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Gary

Colleen,

I cannot speak for a manufacturers vehicle warranty, but the widest size we've used on the 2013 Honda CR-V on the factory 17" wheel is 235/65R17.
Friday, December 28, 2012 by Mandy

My car's tire profile is 195/60R15. Can I use 195/65R15 for snow tires? Without buying new rims? (2005 Honda civic si two doors) thanks!
Friday, December 28, 2012 by Gary

Mandy,

The Plus sizing concept in this blog is about using larger diameter wheels. We have not tried taller tires on your OE wheels for this vehicle so I am not sure if that size will fit, sorry.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 by tenz

I am running on 225/65/17 (2009 Honda CRV LX, Can I use rims from 2008 honda civic si? Will I run into trouble later on. Thanks.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 by Nabs

I am using stock wheels in my Mitsubishi lancer. The size is 205/60R16. I'm thinking of upsizing it to 17" or 18" rims but I'm worried that it could result in uncomfortable ride as our roads are made of interlocking blocks. Please advice if I should stick to 16 or upsize.
Monday, January 7, 2013 by Gary

Nabs,

Each step up in wheel diameter will result in a firmer ride. If ride quality is of utmost importance, stick with 16".
Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Charles

Can you fit a 225/45R17 on a 17x8'' wheel that had 235/45R17 stock?
Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Gary

Charles,

225/45R17 tires will indeed fit on 17X8" wheels.
Monday, February 4, 2013 by Lané

I have a '98 malibu with 15 inch tires. If I install 16 inch factory tires from a 2006 Impala onto the malibu, what could be the disadvantages?
Monday, February 4, 2013 by Gary

Lane,

When going to 16" on a 1998 Chevy Malibu, the correct tire sizes would be either 205/55R16 or 225/50R16. I do not have compatibility information on Chevy original wheels, sorry.
Friday, February 8, 2013 by Chris gibbs

What size wheels and tyres can fit grand Cherokee 2003 4.7 litre,
I have 225/65/17 at the moment ,and what is the purpose of spacers?
Friday, February 8, 2013 by Chris gibbs

Sorry tire size is235/65/17
Friday, February 8, 2013 by Gary

A variety of wheels fit the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee up to 22". We do not sell spacers.

You can check out the complete list of wheel sizes and styles we carry that fit here :

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Saturday, February 9, 2013 by Rudy

Hi,
Driving a 2011 Camry LE with 215/60R16 wheels. Could I put 225/50R17 tires on these? If so, what would the effect be and what would I have to consider? Thanks!
Sunday, February 10, 2013 by Quintus

I have an 08 civic coupe LX it has stock tires on it. my friend gave me two P225/50R17 and two P235/55R17 tires. why would they be different sized? also would that size fit on my car? or would i have to get a different size for that 17inch rim compatible with my car?
Monday, February 11, 2013 by John

2013 Honda Accord LX. Can you switch to 17" wheels or a different size 16" to make the clearance from the bottom of front bumper to ground higher. Would changing from 16" original tires to a different size affect the suspension balance or other factors?
Monday, February 11, 2013 by Gary

Rudy,

Yes, if you purchase 17" wheels, the 225/50R17 size is recommended. Since this size maintains about the same overall diameter, there would be no negative affects on speedometer/odometer or other vehicle instrumentation.

Shop Wheel and Tire Packages by vehicle here http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, February 11, 2013 by Gary

Quintus,

Those sizes are much too tall for the 2008 Honda Civic. If you plus size to 17", stick with 215/45R17 or 225/45R17.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, February 11, 2013 by Gary

John,

Plus sizing or minus sizing does not change the overall diameter (total height) of the tires, so clearances would not be changed.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Chase

I have a 2003 Ford Mustang with 16'rims i want to put 17' rims on it what would be the advantage or disadvantage? also what size of tire should i use for a rim that is 17x8.5?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Gary

Chase,

We would recommend size 245/45R17 or 255/45R17 on the 2003 Ford Mustang. These wider and lower profile sizes will ride more firmly but increase handling capability and cornering grip.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Sina

Could I do a 245/50 r17 on my 2005 Acura TL which comes with 235/45 r17?
Thanks
Saturday, February 23, 2013 by David

I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited which is 205/50r17 and was wondering if 225/45r17 would have any issues
Monday, February 25, 2013 by Gary

Sina,

We aren't sure if the taller and wider 245/50R17 will fit properly on the 2005 Acura TL. The largest that we have fit with success has been 245/45R17.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, February 25, 2013 by Gary

David,

Yes, you can indeed use 225/45R17 on your 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited with no problem. This wider size is a common upgrade.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by ryan

i own a 2003 chevy malibu and looking at rims to replace winter tires... I have found a pair of pontiac (grand am/prix) 225/50/16... can i use this tire for my car
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Gary

Ryan,

The tire size 225/50R16 will indeed fit the 2003 Chevy Malibu if you find properly fitting 16" wheels.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Adi

Could I change to a 215/45z r17 on my 2007 Honda Civic Sedan DX which comes with 195/65 r15?
Thanks
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Gary

Adi,

Yes, with properly fitting 17" wheels, you can indeed use tire size 215/45R17 on the 2007 Honda Civic Sedan DX .

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by rej

Can I put a 215 60 16 tire on a 2006 passat? I currently have 215 55 16 tires.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Gary

rej,

215/60R16 is a bit taller than we've tried to fit on a 2006 VW Passat so I am not sure if it will fit without rubbing.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 by bill

Will size 245/50r 17 fit 2011 malibu 1LT. Height is slightly taller but will it rub on inside by front struts? Current tire oe 215/55r 17
Monday, May 6, 2013 by Gary

Bill,

The largest that we have tried on the 2011 Malibu is 235/50R17, so I am not sure if the 245/50R17 would fit.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Sunday, May 19, 2013 by nyko

my 2013 jetta se needs upgraded wheels...came with stock 16" wheels and 205/55r16 tires, i would like to upgrade to biggest size tire/wheel package that will close some wheel gap...thanks
Monday, May 20, 2013 by Gary

Nyko,

The largest combination we've run successfully on the 2013 VW Jetta SE would be a 19" wheel with tire size 235/35R19.

Shop wheel and tire packages for your car here : http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Kitty

Original tires on my Malibu are 215/55R17; can I replace them with 225/60R17?
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Gary

Kitty,

225/60R17 is much too tall to fit any year Malibu, sorry.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Debbie

I have a 4 wheel drive ford F150 pick up that has 255/70/16 tires. Can I put 245/70/16 tires on my truck?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Gary

Debbie,

I can check on this for you. What year is your F150?
Saturday, July 6, 2013 by rita

Is it OK to trade 205/70R 15 tires for my 205/65R 15 on my 2002 toyota camry?
My mechanic said it's no problem. Is he correct?
Monday, July 8, 2013 by Gary

Rita,

205/70R15 is larger than we have tried on the 2002 Toyota Camry, so we are not sure if that larger size will fit properly.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by mike

my 2008 ford escape has 235/70/16 tires but could i put on 225/75/16 tires on it without it causing damage?
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Gary

Mike,

Yes, you can change all four tires to size 225/75R16 with no problems on the 2008 Ford Escape.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Brendan

what is the issue with mounting P235 45ZR 17 tires on 177x 7 inch rim?
Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Gary

The recommended rim width range provided by manufacturers for size 235/45R17 is 7.5"-9".
Monday, July 29, 2013 by Mike

On a 17" wheel....What is the tallest tire (without hitting the fender) can I run on my 07' Mustang? Thanks
Monday, July 29, 2013 by Gary

Mike,

Unfortunately we have not tried to fit tires that are taller than the original 235/55R17 on the body style of Mustang that you own.
Monday, August 12, 2013 by Craig

I have a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer with 205/60R16 tires. I have a set of 215/65R 16 winter tires and rims with the same bolt pattern, are these O.K to use on the car for the winter?
Monday, August 12, 2013 by Gary

Craig,

215/65R16 is much taller than we can recommend to fit a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer, sorry.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Len

I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue S with 215 70 R16 steel rims ,what's the highest tire I can fit, I'm thinking the old way when we raise the tire size we change the gear size , to get better gas millage or a faster gear with a smaller tire ,not really worring about the speedo , Thanks .
Monday, August 26, 2013 by Gary

The tallest/widest size we have fit on the Rogue on factory 16" wheels is size 235/65R16.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by shaun

I have a Honda cr-v 2003, will my car be ok to have 215/65r/17 wheeels on?
Thursday, September 12, 2013 by Valerie

Will 15" rims from a 2004-2007 chev malibu fit on a 2013 Honda civic?
Friday, September 13, 2013 by Gary

Valerie,

Unfortunately these cars have different bolt patterns, so wheels are not interchangeable between them.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Joe Hancock

Hi,
would you please tell me which wheel/tire size I can downsize to from 255/50r/20. I need winter tires for my 2013 ford explorer. 18 inch wheel maybe??

Thank you,
Joe
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Gary

Joe,

You can indeed minus size to 18" or even to 17" on the 2013 Ford Explorer. You can view all of the available options at the 'winter' section of our site here :

Winter Package Shop by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/snow/changeover.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, September 30, 2013 by Paul

I have a 2003 Honda cr-v with 15 inch what other size rims would fit and would this effect the speedo?
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Gary

Paul,

We've used up to 19" wheels with matching tire sizes that would not affect the speedometer.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/index.jsp?&affiliate=FH8
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by kevin

Can u fit a p225/45r18 tires size 18 on a camry 2008 le
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Chris Takacs

Hi Guys,

I have a 2013 Acura TL SH_AWD. I want to put some aftermarket rims on it and want to go a little bigger than stock. (fatter and larger rear tires) What tire sizes have you put on my specified vehicle tha tlook good? Thank you!!!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Gary

Chris,

We have used a large variety of sizes on this vehicle, all the way up to 20" wheels with 255/35R20.

You can view the complete listing of wheels that will fit in all the sizes here : http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Gary

Kevin,

Yes, 225/45R18 tires can indeed be used on a 2008 Camry with the correct 18" wheels.

You can view the complete list here :

Wheel Tire Package by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Patrick

I have a 2007 Honda Civic EX and want to go to a (-1) size for winter. Stock size is 205/55-16. I've seen 195/65-15 and 205/60-15 recommended. From what I have found one is +0.4% from stock and the other is -0.8% which one would be better and why? I was also wondering if 15" DX steelies would fit my EX? Thanks!
Friday, October 25, 2013 by Gary

Patrick,

Either size works with no problem, although 195/65R15 is closer in overall diameter and a bit more narrow which would help with snow traction.

I'm unsure about Honda OEM wheel fitments as we do not sell Honda OEM wheels, but we have not found any aftermarket steel wheels that clear the brakes on the Civic EX in 15"

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by john

Hi I have a 2003 Ford mustang what size tires can fit on it and what size winter tires do u perfer
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by Dalian

is it possible to put 235/60r18 on a 2011 mustang with "recommended" size 235/50r18 tires?
Monday, November 11, 2013 by Gary

John,

I can check on this for you. What size wheels do you have on your 2003 Mustang?
Monday, November 11, 2013 by Gary

Dalian,

235/60R18 is much too tall to fit a 2011 Ford Mustang, sorry.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Danno

The OE size for my 85 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon is 165/80/13, and the selection for winter tires in this size is very limited (no exact matches, on option in 155/80/13). What do you think about going with 185/65/14? (I realize that this requires 14" wheels, of course.)
Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Gary

Danno,

When using 14" wheels on this car, we recommend tire size 175/70R14. 185/65R14 should also work fine.
Friday, November 15, 2013 by Eric

hi I have a Forester 1997 which came with 215/50/17' tyres and i want to change to 215/70/17'. will they be able to fit? Thanks
Friday, November 15, 2013 by Gary

Eric,

The tallest 17" size we have fit on the 1997 Subaru Forester without rubbing is 215/55R17.
Friday, November 15, 2013 by Thomas

Have a 2003 accord with 205 60r16 factory rims and tires, can I put winter rims and tires in the size of 195 65 r 15 on my car thanks.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Gary

Thomas,

What model of 2003 Honda Accord is this? An EX?, an LX? V6?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Paul Naccarato

I have a Honda Accord SE 2011 with existing tires P215 60R16. Can I use snow tires that are P205 55R16?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Gary

Paul,

We do not recommend installing tires with a shorter overall diameter due to less load capacity and safety issues.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Samantha

I have a 2012 Jetta Sport that currently has 225/45 R17 tires. Can I use snow tires that are 225/50 R17 successfully?
Thank you.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 by Ben

Hi I have a 2009 Honda CRV LX 225, 65, r17 5x114.3 bolt pattern. Can I use snow tires that are from 2005 Ford Taurus X with 235, 65, r17 5x114.3 bolt pattern?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Pierre

1 have a 2008 Honda Accord 4cyl 2 door with 225/50/17. I am thinking of getting summer tires & 18"x8.0 rims. Would a set 245/40/18 fit on my car?
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by mo sheriff

Hi Mo here Would a 245 50 18 fit 2004 jetta gli the tires are eagle f1 gs d3 run flat I have 235 40 18 on right now
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Gary

Ben,

I do not have cross compatibility information between different models of original wheels, sorry.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Gary

Pierre,

Yes, 245/40R18 is a correct Plus one size for the 2008 Honda Accord 4cyl 2 door with 225/50/17.


http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by John

Hi, I have a 2004 T4 Toyota avensis, is possible to replace my 215/45R17 with 215/55R17
Sunday, January 12, 2014 by Nate

I have a 2007 Monte Carlo SS I was wondering for winter conditions if the wheel wells could fit a taller tire like lets say a 235/60r18 ? Compared to the standard 235/50r18.
Friday, January 24, 2014 by john

I am thinking of upgrading my rims on my bmw 328 coupe from 17 to 19.Do you think this will affect the comfort of the ride.I am looking at the toyo proxes 4 all seasons?
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Gary

John,

Yes. Generally speaking the larger the wheel diameter (and thus the lower the tire profile) the firmer the ride will be.
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Daniel

Hi, I have a 2005 jetta with stock tires of 195/65-15. I'm about to upgrade from 15 to 17, which tire options do I have without affecting my speedometer?
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Gary

Daniel,

To keep the same overall diameter, check out tire size 225/45R17.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8#sthash.oT8pXHfH.dpuf
Sunday, March 9, 2014 by Oseni

Can a 225/45/R18 tires sizes fit a 2003 Toyota Camry LE (tire size is 205/65/R15 with 5 lug nuts).
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Gary

Oseni,

When plus sizing to 18" on the 2003 Toyota Camry we do indeed recommend tire size 225/45R18.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Jared

Can 215/45/R17 tires fit an 01' Lexus is300 with rims of these specs?
Wheels diameter: 19 Inch
Wheels Width: 8.5 Front and 9.5 Rear
Offsets: 35 Front and 40 Rear
Monday, March 17, 2014 by Gary

Jared,

The recommended rim width range of 215/45R17 tires is 7"-8" so this size would not be suggested for 8.5" or 9.5" wheels.
Friday, March 28, 2014 by Theo

Jared,
Can I replace my 2012 volts 215/55R17 with a 235/50ZR15?
Friday, March 28, 2014 by Gary

Theo,

Yes, you can indeed use size 235/50R17 on the 2012 Chevrolet Volt.
Friday, March 28, 2014 by hank

Ihave a 2003 pontiac grand am gt with 225/50/r16 will 245/50/r16 fit?
Monday, March 31, 2014 by Gary

Hank,

The largest that we've fit on this vehicle is the factory 225/50R16, sorry.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Rey

I have a honda crv 2008 with a factory 225/65/17, what is the best tire combination if I go 18" or 20'?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by jay

My tire size is 225.45.17 does the 215.40.17 will fit mine??
Friday, April 25, 2014 by Gary

Roy,

For an 18" setup on the 2008 Honda CRV, we recommend tire size 225/60R18. Most 20" setups would use tire size 245/45R20.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Friday, April 25, 2014 by Gary

Jay,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. 215/40R17 would be a shorter and more narrow size on the same diameter of wheel and would not be recommended.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by rachel

I want to put 18 in x8 wheels in my 97 Chevy Malibu. What size tires will I need?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Gary

Rachel,

We would suggest 225/40R18 when going to 18" on the 1997 Malibu.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 by George

Can you put a 235 55 17 in place of a 245 45 17 on a 95mustang gt?
Monday, May 5, 2014 by SHALLAH Turner

Is it safe to put a 195/50/15 on my 94 deville and is that smaller than the 215/70/15 thats on it??
Monday, May 5, 2014 by Gary

Shallah,

195/50R15 would be much too short for the Deville, sorry.
Monday, May 5, 2014 by Gary

George,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 1995 Mustang GT.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 by Kharah

Can I put 225/50 r17 tires on my vw gti 1.8L 2003 that used to be 225/45 r17 using the same rims?
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Erwin

I have a 2009 Hyundai Accent GLS. It has 185/65R14 as OE. Will a 185/65R15 mounted on 15" wheels with the same lug pattern fit? Just wanted to make sure before I order the tire. Thanks!
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Gary

Kharah,

225/50R17 is taller than we can recommend to fit a 2003 VW GTI .
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Gary

Erwin,

185/65R15 is larger than we can recommend to fit the 2009 Hyundai Accent GLS. When plus sizing to 15" on this car, we typically use tire size 195/55R15.

Shop Wheel Tire Packages by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Sunday, May 25, 2014 by Jeff

I have a 1994 Honda Civic DX Coupe with 13 inch wheels. I am considering upsizing to 14 inch wheels and michelin tires. Can I do that without affecting the odometer, speedometer, and other equipment?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Gary

Jeff,

Yes, you can plus size to 14" wheels using tire size 185/60R14 with no problem on the 1994 Honda Civid DX Coupe.

Shop Wheel Tire Packages by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Saturday, May 31, 2014 by Jordan

I have a 2011 Accord Coupe (235/45r18) and its time for new tires. I was wondering if I could upsize to 245/45r18 with no complications?
Monday, June 2, 2014 by Gary

Jordan,

We have not had experience with fitting 245/45R18 tires on the 2011 Accord, but we have fit size 245/40R18 and 255/40R18 with no problems.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Rinkan

I have a 2004 Ford Mustang Base* and just bought 19" chrome rims and am wondering if they will fit on the car with 235/35R19 wheels without any problems?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Heather

My daughter just purchased a 98 Ford Mustang for her first car. The previous owner had low profile tires and chrome wheels which all need to be replaced. Will a wheel/tire size 205/65/R16 fit without problems? I called the Ford dealer in town and was told that factory tire size for her make and model was 205/65/R15.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Gary

Rinkan,

Yes, this size tire should fit the 2004 Mustang if the wheel fitment is correct.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Gary

Heather,

If you use 16" wheels, the correct sizing would be 225/55R16 or 205/60R16 depending on the wheel width. 205/65R16 is too tall.
Monday, June 16, 2014 by louie

Hi! I have a base toyota matrix 2005 originally 205/55/16. 2yrs ago I replace with 225/45/17 but I noticed to my tire was getting bald on inner the inner surface,Now, I decide to buy a 4 set of tire can I go with 215/50/17
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Gary

Louie,

Yes, you can indeed use 215/50R17 on the 2005 Toyota Matrix with no problems as long as your wheels are 9-7.5" wide.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Phillip

I have a 13 Accord Coupe with the stock 18" wheels. the tire size is 235/45/18. i was wondering is a 255/40/18 would fit. looking for a slightly wider tire.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Martin

I have a 2007 BMW Z4 Si. Currently running 225/45/17 tires at all 4 corners. Can I go to 245/45/17 on rear without adversely affecting handling?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Gary

Phillip,

Yes, you can indeed install 255/40R18 on the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Gary

Martin,

We have had reports of rubbing with 245/45R17, but we have used 235/40R17 and 245/40R17 with no problems.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Thursday, June 26, 2014 by carl

I have a 2009 Toyota matrix s and I wanna put 225/45ZR17 tires on my 17"x8" rims but is that to wide?
Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Gary

Carl,

225/45R17 would fit that size wheel and vehicle with no problem.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Doug

I have 2004 honda accord bought used with 4 225/35zr20 I had back tire blow out due to lack of clearance with too much weight. do I replace the one with the same tire and watch the weight more or replace everything down to at least 19
Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Henry

I have a 2006 honda civic ex with original tires 205-55-16 would I have any issues if I went to 215-60-16. Thanks
Friday, July 4, 2014 by skyler

I have a 2003 honda crv I want to use either a 17x8 or 18x8 but i want a tire size that will fill the fender well... would like to use the biggest tire size .. what would be the tire size for both with out rubbing
Friday, July 4, 2014 by steve

Can u fit a 215 65r16 on a 225 75r16 rim? If so can u leave 2 of the 225 75r16 tires on and put the other two on the front(215 65r16)?
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by francine

Hi I have a 2003 vw jetta 1.8T I am wondering what tire sizes will fit on my car
Saturday, July 19, 2014 by Tony

Hi, can 225 70r16 tires fit on a 2005 toyota matrix (205 55r16)? Thanks.
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Gary

Francine,

I can check on this for you. What size wheels do you have on your vehicle?
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Gary

Tony,

225/70R16 is too tall to fit the 2005 Toyota Matrix, sorry.
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Gordon G

My 2014 Honda Accord Sport has 235/45R18 OEM wheels. Will 2014 Honda Civic SI 225/40R18 wheels fit the Accord Sport. My concern is clearance for the calipers
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Gary

Gordon,

I'm sorry, we have not test fit this setup so I do not know if it would fit.
Friday, July 25, 2014 by zul

I have original tyre size 205 55r 17, I plan to replace tyre 225 50r 17 to the original rim. Need your advise.
Monday, July 28, 2014 by Gary

Zul,

What is the width of the wheel, as well as the year and model of vehicle?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by James Washington

On a 2007 accord 4cyl coupe is there any way to get 22 inch wheels on it. I was looking at some 22x8 +38. The factory is 205/60 r16 16x6.5 +55
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Gary

James,

I'm sorry, we have not successfully fit any wheels larger than 19" on the 2007 Accord.
Monday, August 4, 2014 by Dave

I have a question about my 2011 Subaru. It currently has 205/60r16 tires and my girlfriends car has 205/50r17. I wanted to put her wheels and tires both on my car. Will this effect the drivetrain?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Gary

Dave,

As long as all four tires are the same size, your vehicles drivetrain should not be affected. I cannot speak for wheel fitments that we do not sell.
Monday, August 11, 2014 by Sharon

Hi, Can you help? My 2002 Civic Si OEM tire size was 195/60R15. What is the tallest tire I can use on that car if I change to a 215/??R16 rim?
Monday, August 11, 2014 by Gary

Sharon,

When plus sizing to 16" on the 2002 Honda Civic Si, the largest size that we have fit is 205/50R16.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Jean

My 2010 Toyota Matrix tire size is 205 55 R16. Can I replace them with 215 60 R16?
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Gary

Jean,

215/60R16 is larger than we've been able to fit on the 2010 Toyota Matrix without fitment problems.
Friday, August 29, 2014 by Jeremy

I have a 2003 Honda Accord LX that had 15" factory wheels. I've upgraded to set of 16" Accord EX wheels. What tire size is needed on the new wheels to keep the overall diameter the same?
Monday, September 1, 2014 by Jamie

I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS. Will 225/50r17 studded snow tires fit?
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by David

I have a 2011 Honda Accord LX with 16" rims and hubcap. Can I replace them with a 17" Aluminum Alloy wheel? What are my options?
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Gary

Jamie,

225/50R17 is a bit larger than we've tried on the 2003 Toyota Matrix, so I am not sure if they will fit. We do know that 215/50R17 or 225/45R17 will fit.


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Gary

David,

Yes, there is a large variety wheels that fit the 2011 Honda Accord in 17". Check out the complete list here :

Shop Wheel Tire Package by vehicle :http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Thursday, September 4, 2014 by David

Gary,
I want to upgrade the look of my 2011 Honda Accord LX. Do you recommend running a set of 18" (not sure what tire size to use) alloy wheels on it or would 17" wheels with a 225/50/r17 be the best option?
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Gary

David,

On the 2011 Honda Accord you can plus size to 17" with 225/50R17 or 18" with size 225/45R18. Either size fits with no problem, but the 225/50R17 setup would have a softer, more comfortable ride.

Wheel Tire Package by vehicle http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, September 8, 2014 by Jeff

I just had my car's engine expire shortly after buying new 215/50R17XL tires. I really like my rims too. I would like to put those on my new car, which came with 205/65R16's and ugly wheels. I've been told the tire width would not be an issue. I'd like to get my money's worth from my new tires & keep my more attractive wheels and could go with taller tires for the next set. With a 3.8% smaller diameter & circumference with my old tires, would there be any issues other than slight speedometer effects and a firmer ride that would prevent me from making the change? Any suspension adjustments necessary?
Monday, September 8, 2014 by Gary

Jeff,

What is the year and model of the vehicle that you would like to install the 215/50R17 tires onto?
Monday, September 8, 2014 by David

Hi Gary,
I want to buy a set of 17" Honda alloy wheels for my 2011 Honda Accord LX. Should I buy 17 x 7 or 17 x 7.5 wheels for 225/50/R17 tires?
Thanks in advance,
David
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Travis

I have a 2011 malibu LT with stock 215/55r17 tires. Is it possible to throw on a set of 225/55r17 winter tires? Thanks!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Gary

David,

225/50R17 tires can be used with either 17X7 or 17X7.5" wheels with no problem.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Gary

Travis,

225/55R17 is a bit larger than we've tried on the 2011 Malibu but we have fit 225/50R17 and 235/50R17 with no problem.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Michael

I have a 1995 Ford Taurus gl 4 door with stock 205/65R15 can I put 225 50 18 Toyo Proxies ST II tires with 8x8.5"rims? My current tires are worn bad and I can get the 18s free. Thank you
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Gary

Michael,

225/50R18 is much larger than we've tried on the 1995 Ford Taurus so I do not know if they will fit, sorry.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Scott

I did not see an answer to the Jun 28, 2014 question by Henry. I want to put 215/60R16 tires on a 2008 Civic 2-Dr Ex. Original tires are 205/55R16. I am looking for better gas mileage, cushier & quieter ride.

Thanks
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Gary

Scott,

215/60R16 is too tall for the 2008 Civic.
Friday, September 19, 2014 by tannerlageson

Hello I'm wondering I just bought 235/45/R17 and found out my rims were R18s will my 235/45/R17 fit on my 18" rims? I have read about stretching tires??
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Gary

Tanner,

17" tires cannot fit on 18" wheels, sorry.
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Theodore lacey

I have a Chevy Malibu 2012 original tire size is 215/55r15 can I put 225/55r15 and what will be the differents
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Gary

Theodore,

Neither 215/55R15 nor 225/55R15 would work on a 2012 Chevy Malibu.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 by Matt

I have a 2014 Accord LX with the stick 205 r16 tires. Could I upgrade to 235s without changing the wheels? How wide can I go on my stock runs.
Monday, September 29, 2014 by Gary

Matt,

We've used up to size 235/55R16 on the factory 16" wheels on the 2014 Honda Accord LX Sedan.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Romel

can I fit 235 40 r19 to my Honda Accord coupe 2011? Oe size is 225 50 r17
Thursday, October 2, 2014 by Gary

Romel,

Yes, when plus sizing to 19" wheels on the 2011 Honda Accord, 235/40R19 is a recommended size.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, October 6, 2014 by David

Hi,
I recently bought a used 2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L. The stock wheels are 17" but I want to mount 18" wheels. So you recommend size wheel and, if so, what size tire do you recommend?
Thanks in advance,
David
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Tua

Hi

Right now my tire size is 205/65/r15 (all season tires) and can i switch it to 215/55/r16 with brand new rims & snow tires ? Please let me know if it affect my car or not.

Thanks in advance
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Gary

David,

Yes, you can indeed plus size to 18" wheels on the 2013 Honda Accord with tire size 235/45R18.

Shop for wheel and tire packages here http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Michael

Hi,
Do you recommend using a 19" x 8" wheel on a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L and, if so, what size tire would you recommend?
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Gary

Michael,

Yes, you can use 19X8 wheels on this car with size 245/40R19 or 235/40R18.

Shop for wheel and tire packages here http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Gary

Tua,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and model of the vehicle in question?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by raymond

Hi michael. i have a 2010, crown royal saloon, with 215/55/17. I am thinking of changing to, wear, 255/40/18 and front,235/45/18. it is a rear weel drive. Please give your invaluable advice.will be much appreciated.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Justin

Hi Michael, I was looking to get new tires for my 2002 VW Passat W8. It currently runs 225 55 r16's and I found a great deal on a set of Goodyear GA's that are 235 55 r16 and I was worried about the tires rubbing on the suspension. Are these size tires safe to run without that happening?

Thanks,
Justin
Monday, October 13, 2014 by Michael

Hi,
I wanted to know if you recommended the below combination of tires and wheels.
I saw a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L sedan with some 20x8.5 wheels. The tires were 245/35/ZR20. The tires were just about flush with the car and it had been dropped about 1 1/2 inches. I was surprised but it looked really clean...sort of like a BMW.
Would I have to use coil overs and would it have an adverse effect on the suspension.
Thanks in advance,
Michael
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by vince

hi! i wanted to know if you will recommend a 245/40r18 to a honda civic 2013. cause i just bought a 18" wheels.if not, what would you recommend?

thanks
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by Gary

Vince,

When plus sizing to 18" on the 2013 Honda Civic, the largest that we have fit is 225/40R18.

Shop for wheel and tire packages here http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, October 20, 2014 by Mike

Hello! I was wondering if a spare tire feom a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT could fit on a 2005 Acura TL? Thank you in advance
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Gary

Mike,

These two vehicles wheels are not interchangeable, sorry.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Jonas

Hi there. Can I change the tires on my Mazda 6, 2005, V6. To 215/55/R16. It is now mounted with 225/45/R17?
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by kelvin

hey I have a 2004 Honda Accord ex and it's currently sitting on p205/60r16 which is Recomeded by the factory but I have a set of p205/65/16 would it matter if I used these
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Gary

Jonas,

Yes, you can indeed use tire size 215/55R16 on the 2005 Mazda 6 if you purchase the correct 16" wheel fitment for it.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Gary

Kelvin,

205/65R16 is taller than we have tried on the 2004 Honda Accord and may rub.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 by Barry

I have a 2011 honda civic, will a 235/55r17 do any damage to the vehicle?
Monday, October 27, 2014 by Aaron

I have a 13 Acura ILX with 215/45-17 and looking at a great deal on 235/55-17 snow tires. Will they fit and does handling lessen?
Monday, October 27, 2014 by Nelle

i have an Acura RDX 2011 235/55/18
i want my suv to be taller. Can I go up to 235/65/18?
Monday, October 27, 2014 by tony

can I use snow tires from my 2000 Honda odyssey 215 65r16 to my 2014 crv 225 65r17
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Gary

Barry,

235/55R17 is much too large to fit the 2011 Honda Civic. The largest we've been able to fit is size 225/45R17.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/index.jsp?affiliate=FH8#s
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Gary

Aaron,

235/55R17 is much too large to fit the 2013 Acura ILX.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Gary

Nelle,

235/65R18 is too tall to fit the 2011 Acura RDX.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Gary

Tony,

225/65R17 tires will fit a 2014 CRV.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Ashley

Hi will a 2010 toyota matrix tire size of 205 / 55 R 16 fit on a 2013 honda civic LX?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Nichole

Will 205 55 16 fit on a 2013 honda civic lx?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Gary

Nichole,

As long as you have a set of properly fitting 16" wheels, you can indeed use 205/55R16 on the 2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Gary

Ashley,

As long as you have a set of properly fitting 16" wheels, you can indeed use 205/55R16 on the 2013 Honda Civic LX.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Nick R

Do Acura Ti rims fit on a 2007 Toyota Matrix ?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Lakshay

I have a 2011 Honda Accord with 215/60 R16 95H tyres. Will 225/55 R16 95V be okay for that? Is there a need to increase the offset?

Also, please advise what should be the tyre pressure for these new tyres. The pressure value recommended by Honda for current tyres is 30psi both front and rear.

Thanks!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Gary

Nick,

We do not have data on cross fitting original equipment wheels, sorry.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Gary

Lakshay,

You can use 225/55R16 with no problem on the 2011 Honda Accord with no modifications using 32psi.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Joel

I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertable with stock 215/55 R 18's. Can I fit 225/55 R 18s on it?
Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Gary

Joel,

While we have not tried tires as large as 225/55R18 on the 2008 Sebring Convertible, we have used 225/50R18 and 235/50R18 with no problem.
Monday, November 10, 2014 by Emma

I have a 2013 Mazda CX 5 with 225 65r17 stock tires. In winter tires, can I use 225 55r17? Thanks
Monday, November 10, 2014 by Don

If replacing all 4 tires is there problem exchanging 225/50R 17 with 225/60R 17 using 7 inch rims? or vise versa?
Monday, November 10, 2014 by raymond

i have a civic with195/65r15. can i put a 205/65r16 on it?
Monday, November 10, 2014 by Keith

Hi - will a 245/65R17 tire fit a 2014 Rogue SL? I have 17 inch steel rims that fit.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Gary

Emma,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing. 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.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Gary

Don,

225/50R17 and 225/60R17 tires are dramatically different in height. I know of no vehicles that both sizes would fit.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Gary

Raymond,

205/65R16 is too tall to fit the civic. Use 205/55R16 instead.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Gary

Keith,

While 245/65R17 is taller than we can recommend to fit the 2014 Nissan Rogue, we have used 245/60R17 with no problem.
Friday, November 14, 2014 by Mike

Just bought a '14 TDI Jetta Sport Wagon. I has 225/45 R17s on it. I have a left over paid of snow tires for my old 2003 Saab 9-5 Wagon that are 215/55 R16s. Any chance I can use those snow tires on the Jetta? I am assuming no. Thanks!
Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Alec

will 225 60 R17 fit on 215/45R17 its for a 06 wrx sti!
Monday, November 17, 2014 by Evan

will 235/55r/17 tire/rims fit on a stock 2004 mazda 6
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Joe

I have a 2012 VW Golf R that came with 225/40r18. If I downsize the wheels to 17", could I run 225/50r17?
Thanks,
Joe
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Gary

Joe,

We've had some reports of rubbing with 225/50R17, but 225/45R17 will fit.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Jim

Can I mount 205/60R16 tires on the same rims as 215/55R16's? The 215's are snow tires and will improve traction, it is on a Chevy HHR and I don't believe clearance will be an issue. Thank you.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by kay

I have a 2006 E350 4Matic Mercedes Benz, can i change the tyre from 245/45/R17 to 245/55/R17 ? if yes, will it have any adverse effect on the fuel consumption,suspension and stability ? Cheers.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Gary

Jim,

Yes, you can indeed use 205/60R16 on the factory wheels for the Chevy HHR with no problem.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Gary

Kay,

245/55R17 is too large to fit the 2006 Mercedez E350 4Matic.
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Dennis

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima with 225/55/17 tires, can I install 235/55/17 Blizzaks L60 tires with no problems
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Gary

Dennis,

While we have not tried this size on your car, it is only about a half inch taller and half inch wider so it has a good chance of fitting.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 by Paul

Hi Gary,

First of all, thanks for answering all these questions; I really appreciate you taking the time to do this!

My 2012 Honda Civic Si has a tire size of 215/45r/17. Can I install 215/60/16 on them? Am I pretty much safe to install any 15-16 inch rim tires on them?
Monday, November 24, 2014 by nelson

2007 Honda accord VP. What tire size is recommended for the 17x7.5 wheel with no problems? What are my options?
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Gary

Paul,

215/60R16 is too tall but you can minus size to 205/55R16 with no problem on the 2012 Civic Si. 15" wheels do not clear the brakes.
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Gary

Paul,

215/60R16 is too tall but you can minus size to 205/55R16 with no problem on the 2012 Civic Si. 15" wheels do not clear the brakes.
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Gary

Nelson,

Yes you can use 17X7.5" wheels on the 2007 Honda Accord VP. To view the complete list of options, see our wheel search feature here :

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Marlo

On my 2013 BMW 320i I have 225/50R17. I currently have snow tires the same size. I have another set of rims 225/45RZ17. Can I put the winter tires on the RZ17s?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Gary

Mario,

225/45R17 is actually shorter in height and load capacity than 225/50R17 and is not recommended for the 2013 BMW 320i.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Jelly

does 235/55 R17 fit with 2010 Passat
Thursday, November 27, 2014 by Bill Brown

Have stock 255-70-16 on my f150 v8 super crew..looking to go up 1 size but keep it at a 16 rim..looking to go bigger and wider if possible
Friday, November 28, 2014 by Gary

Jelly,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2010 VW Passat.
Sunday, November 30, 2014 by lpn

hi a have a 07 pontiac g6 with rims 16×7.5".I just bought a original Crome wheels from Chevy HHR. they are 17×6.5".what size of tires I should mont on those and can fits perfect for my pontiac g6? Thank you
Sunday, November 30, 2014 by lu

03
Crown victoria lx sport I want to get a set of tires that are a bit more wide what sizes do you recommend 17in wheels factory size Are 235/55R17 I'm not to satisfied with the handling. Will it mess with my air ride suspension alignment or anything else
Sunday, November 30, 2014 by Zaahid

Hello,

I have a 2015 subaru wrx and OEM tires are 235/45/17. I'm looking to put on some tires for the snow which are 225/50/17. Will these snow tires fit my wrx? Thank you!
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Ulises Salazar

Can I run 225 50 18 with 18" wheels on a 2003 ford escape?
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Gary

Ulises,

I can check on this for you. What model of 2003 Ford Escape do you have?
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Gary

Ipn,

On a 2007 Pontiac G6 we would use tires size 225/50R17 on 17X6.5" wheels.
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Gary

Lu,

235/55R17 will fit the 2003 Crown Victoria with no problems.
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Gary

Zaahid,

It appears that 225/50R17 has a good chance of fitting the 2015 Subaru WRX. Just be sure to test fit before you drive on them.
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Gary

Bill,

What year is the Ford F150?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Jim

Have a 2013 Navigator. would like a lower center of gravity for towing a trailer. any suggestions for tires?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Ulises Salazar

I have a 2003 ford escape xlt 4wd and im trying to run a 225/50/18. Is it possible?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by jay herne

Hi will a tire sized 225/50 r-17 be "ok" for a ford escape requiring stock 235-55-17's ? I know the speedo might be off
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Gary

Jim,

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.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Gary

Jay,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Gary

Ulises,

This blog is about plus sizing. 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.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Jim

I have a 2013 Navigator with 255/70-18. Do you think going with 265/65-18 would help with handling or would 275/55-20 be better?
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Gary

Jim,

If your goal is improved handling and quicker steering response, 275/55R20 would be preferable to the 265/65R18 sizing in most cases.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Doug

I have a 2008 Honda CR-V AWD with P225/65TR17 all-season tires on stock Honda Aluminum rims. Is it OK to put snow tires on these rims that are: 245/65 R17 - 107T MTS ?
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by jb jones

Can i put 225-55-17 snow tires on my 2013 subaru legacy that normally has a 215-50-17?
Friday, December 5, 2014 by Al Ortiz

Can u put or exchange my Acura stock tires 215/50 r17 for Honda tires 235/45 r18 on my 2004 Acura tsx
Friday, December 5, 2014 by Gary

Jb,

225/55R17 is too large for the 2013 Subaru Legacy.
Friday, December 5, 2014 by Gary

Doug,

245/65R17 is too large to fit the 2008 Honda CR-V.
Friday, December 5, 2014 by Gary

Al,

235/45R17 is too large to fit a 2004 Acura TSX.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 by Kendal

I have a 2011 Kia Soul Sport. It calls for 225/45 r18 can I put 225/50 r 18 on it? What are acceptable sizes for this car?
Saturday, December 6, 2014 by Peter Hallewell

I have a 2014 VW Passat Alltrack 2014. Can I put 215/5 R16 with snow tyres on it (originals are 225/50 R17)?
Sunday, December 7, 2014 by Jax

I have a 2008 honda Crv and the suggested tire size is 225-60R-17. Can I put new snow tires and wheels that are 215-70r-16 on my vehicle?
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Gary

Kendal,

225/45R18 is the only 18" size that we've fit on the 2011 Kia Soul Sport.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Gary

Peter,

Your question seems to be missing part of the tire size.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Gary

Jax,

215/70R16 will indeed fit the 2008 Honda CRV with no problem.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Nicole Comeau

Hello! My 2011 Toyota Matrix has 215/45 R17 tires on. Someone can give me 215/55 R17 tires on rims. Will they fit? Thank you so much!
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by j

Can I put 235/55/r17 on my 07 acura tl Rims that r supposed to have 235/45/r17 tires?
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Gary

Nicole,

215/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2011 Toyota Matrix.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Gary

J,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2007 Acura TL.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Gretchen

Is there any perfomance issue if I put 215/55/r17 tires on my toyota camry se instead of 215/55/r18
Friday, December 12, 2014 by Gary

Gretchen,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. I would need the year and model of your Camry in order to answer your question about minus sizing.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 by Bob

Hi,
I received 4 225/55 R16 tires and rims. My car is Mazda 3 with 215/55 R16 tires and rims.
Can I use the bigger ones on my Mazda?
Saturday, December 13, 2014 by Bob

By the way Mazda 3 is sport 2012.
Thanks
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Paul

Will 225/60 r17 rims/tires work on a 2003 Subaru Outback? The current wheel is 225/60 r16 and I have brand new rims and tires at 225/60 r17 from a newer Subaru.
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Gary

Bob,

225/55R16 is a bit larger than we've tried on this car so I cannot say if it will fit.
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Gary

Paul,

When plus sizing to 17" on the 2003 Subaru Outback, use tire size 225/55R17.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Stew

will 225 55 r17 fit on my 2005 vw Passat - these will be snowtires? There are currently 225 45 r17 goodyears.
Monday, December 15, 2014 by George

Will a 195/75R14 tire work on a 2003 Camry LE?
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Aiman

Hi there,

I have a 2005 Honda Accord LX Sedan, and I have all seasons 205/65R15 mounted, I bought a used Michelin Ice 205/65R16 with rims and I was wondering if anyone know if this could fit. Your comments are really appreciated.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Gary

Aiman,

205/65R16 is taller than we've fit on the 2005 Honda Accord LX Sedan.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Gary

George,

14" wheels do not clear the brakes on the 2003 Toyota Camry LE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Gary

Stew,

225/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2005 VW Passat.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by mir

hello everyone. i have question about mustang 2002 base motel car and i purchase big rim and tires.. i have 2002 mustang, i got rims 17" and tires 275., front and back same size.... but front side rubbing those 275 tires... so my question is? is it fit can rim 17" tires 225/55. i m little worry to do this. get any problem running time could accident because of small size of tires? please let me know is it work wityh rim 17" and tires 225... thank yo
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Gary

Mir,

What is the width and offset of the 17" wheels in question?
Friday, December 19, 2014 by Tim

Can 235 60R 17 tires be used on a 2006 Crown Victoria? The original profile was 55.
Friday, December 19, 2014 by Gary

Tim,

235/60R17 is taller than we can recommend to fit the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria.
Friday, December 19, 2014 by Deb

I have a 2003 Toyota Avalon with worn P205/60R16 tires. My parents have a new set of P225/60R17 tires from their totalled 2007 Lincoln Town Car. Can I safely put her larger tires on my Avalon?
Sunday, December 21, 2014 by Seanyp

Can I run a 255/55r17 tire on 17x7in rims?
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Alysha

Would p245 75try fit on 2012 mazda 6?
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Gary

Seanyp,

255/55R17 tires do list 7" as a possible width to fit on.
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Gary

Alysha,

245/75R16 is a truck tire size that is too large to fit a 2012 Mazda 6 Sedan.
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Gary

Deb,

225/60R17 is much too large to fit on the 2003 Toyota Avalon.
Friday, December 26, 2014 by Dustin

My car currently runs 235/40r18 all seasons. Will I have a problem running 245/40r18 summer performance tires.
Friday, December 26, 2014 by Ally

I have four 215/55/16 winter tires. Can I put these on a 2013 Toyota Matrix which uses 205/55/16 tires? Thanks!
Friday, December 26, 2014 by Ally

Also, will a 215/55/16 tire fit on 6.5x16 rim? Thanks!
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Jason

I have a 2010 VW Routan that has 225/65R17 tires on them. Would I be able to put 225/55/17 tires on them?
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Gary

Dustin,

In order to answer your question, I would need to know the year and model of the vehicle in question.
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Gary

Ally,

Yes, 215/55R16 will fit the 2013 Toyota Matrix with no problem.
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Gary

Ally,

Yes, 215/55R16 will indeed fit on 16X6.5" wheels.
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Gary

Jason,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by jesse

I have some 18 inch aftermarket rims on my 2000 Olds intrigue. The rims currently have size 215/45r18 tires, my questions is, can I use 225/50r18 on my rims and would that fit my car without rubbing?..
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by shelly

can I put 205/55R16 tires on my 2011 chevy malibu
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by Gary

Jesse,

Yes, 225/50R18 would be preferred over 215/45R18 on the 2000 Olds Intrigue.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 by Gary

Shelly,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability
Friday, January 2, 2015 by harry

Can I change my tyres from 225 to205
Thanks.
Harry.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 by Khanh

Hi,
I have18/7.5 with +52.5 offset set of rims. Can I run 245/55/18 safely on my Mazda CX-5 2.0 sport model without rubbing issues?
Many thanks
Sunday, January 4, 2015 by jay

Can I put p225/65 r17 on a 2007 chevy silverado came with p275/70 r17 on it?
Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Josh

I am looking at a set of used rims with tires, the bolt pattern is the same but tire size is different. Will this work?

Current : 225/55r17
New: 225/45r17
Thanks for your help!
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Gary

Josh,

What is the year and model of the vehicle that you are trying to install these on?
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Gary

Jay,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Gary

Harry,

What is the year, make, model of car and full tire sizes in question?
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Gary

Khanh,

We have used 245/55R18 tires on the Mazda CX-5 2.0 with no reports of rubbing.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by John

My vehicle is a 2005 Toyota Camry SE V6 with OEM 17inch 5-spoke rims and stock tire size 215/55R17. Will tire size 235/50R17 fit on the OEM rims with no rubbing on the struts?
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Khanh

Hi Gary,
No reports of rubbing...that's awesome. I am going for 245/55R/18. Just one last question for better understanding about speedo error. Since my stock wheels are 225/65R17 and I am going one size plus... which one is "better" 235/60R18 vs. 235/55R18

Many thanks,
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Frankie

I have a VW Jetta GLI 2004 (OEM is 225/45/R17, I'm planning to lower the car ONE inch and move to 225/40/R18 or 225/45/R18 (not sure what aspect ratio is better 40 or 45
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Gary

Frankie,

The correct plus one application on the 2004 VW Jetta GLI is 225/40R18.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Gary

Khanh,

245/55R18 is closer in overall diameter than 235/60R18 compared to 225/65R17.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Gary

John,

235/50R17 is wider than we've tried on the 2005 Toyota Camry, so cannot guarantee that it would fit.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Khanh

Gary....Thank you so much.
Wishing you, your family and the entire TIRE RACK staff a wonderful 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Chris

I have 17x7" rims. 215/45r17 is the recommended size. If I go to 225/45r17 would i feel increase in side wall flex on corners (05 subaru wrx)
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Gary

Chris,

This small change in tire size would not be enough in itself to feel more sidewall flex in corners.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 by Adam

have an 09 lancer stock 16" rims with 205/60/r16 tire, wondering if i could put on a 205/55/r16 tire and what the affects would be on my vehicle
Saturday, January 10, 2015 by Eric

I have a 2008 Altima that I am putting 17x7.5 wheels on. They recommend 235/50/17. Was wondering if those would be too wide or if I should put on 215/55/17.
Monday, January 12, 2015 by Gary

Eric,

Either 215/55R17 or 235/50R17 should fit this car with no problem.
Monday, January 12, 2015 by Gary

Adam,

We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Joanne

Hi, I'm looking at putting nicer,, larger rims on my mazda cx7. It's currently running on 225/65/17. What would be a comparative tyre for a 18", 19" or a 20"?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Gary

Joanne,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and trim level of your Mazda CX-7?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Keith

Hi, my e46 is currently running on 225/50R16, can I change it to 205/55R16?
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by MVEGA

can you put 235/45zr17 tires on a 2013 mitsubishi lancer es?
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Gary

Keith,

Yes, you can use 205/55R16 with no problem.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Gary

MVEGA,

Yes, you can put 235/45zr17 tires on a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer ES.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 by Casey

Can you put 235/35z/r19 on rears that were previously 245/35z/r19?
They are staggered rims with the fronts previously being 235 and rears 245.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 by Abdulla

can I use tire size 225/55/17 and 235/55/17 for Toyota Avalon 2014 limited
Sunday, January 18, 2015 by Joanne

My Mazda is a 2010 classic. Thanks
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Gary

Joanne,

The plus sizing on your vehicle is as follows :

235/60R18, 235/55R19, 255/45R20.
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Gary

Abdulla,

235/55R17 is a bit larger than we've tried on the 2014 Toyota Avalon so we are not sure if it will fit.
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Gary

Casey,

What is the year and model of the vehicle in question?
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Chas

If my stock tire is P225/50R17 can i replace one of the back tires with P225/55R17 if my car isnt AWD. Will this be OK? or unsafe?

Thanks,

Chas
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Chas

I have a mercury milan 08
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Gary

Chas,

All four tires need to be the same size.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 by Robert

Can i put a 205/55-16 tire on a 17 inch rim (made for a Pontiac Vibe 215/50-17 tire)rim
Sunday, January 25, 2015 by Andre

Hi, I drive a 2007 Yaris, 185/60R15 tires. Can I fit snow tires that are 215/55R16?
Monday, January 26, 2015 by Gary

Andre,

The largest we've tried for the 2007 Yaris in 16" would be 205/50R16.
Monday, January 26, 2015 by Gary

Robert,

16" tires will not mount on 17" wheels.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by andrew

What is the biggest size rim i can get on a 2012 impala lt without modification.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Nicole

I have a 2011 volkswagen jetta TDI sedan, the stock tires are 205/55 r16 with 16x6.5 wheels. I was wondering if 17x7.5 wheels and 235/45r17 tires. Will the bigger ones fit?
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Gary

Andrew,

The largest that we've fit on the 2012 Chevy Impala is 20".
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Gary

Nicole,

Yes, this will indeed fit with no problem.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 by Alex

My rims are 18", but my tires read 225/45R17. This seems strange to me (I got my car used from a dealership). I was planning on getting new 18" wheels and transfer my tires, but now I'm not sure if I can.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 by Joe C.

Will 22 inch wheels from a 15 CRV fit my 13 malibu. They are universal so my main concern is the offset.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 by Ron

Hi.can you tell me if a 245 65 17 tire will work on 2012 honda crv awd factory tire 225 65 17? thanks
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Gary

Ron,

245/65R17 is larger than any size we've been able to fit on the 2012 Honda CRV.
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Gary

Alex,

If your tires read 225/45R17, then you have 17" wheels. 17" tires do not fit on 18" wheels.
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Ray

Just confirming this for friends 2003 Jetta. She already has 225/45-17's and we have some 225/50-17's to put on instead. Stock springs and shocks, just making sure these won't cause a problem other than a speed difference.
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Gary

Ray,

225/50R17 is taller than any size that we've been able to fit on the 2003 VW Jetta, sorry.
Friday, February 6, 2015 by dylan

I have an 02 Infiniti i35. It uses 22555r17. Someone wants to give me 23555r17s. Would this work?
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Brian

I currently have 215/65r16 on a 2000 odyssey if I went up to a 17x8.5 wheel what tire size would you recommend?
Saturday, February 7, 2015 by Brian

Hi! I have a 2015 Silverado 4x4 with a 2" leveling kit. The stock tires are 265/65/18. My question is how much wider can I go without rubbing? Can I be safe with a 285/65/18?
Thanks for any info...
Monday, February 9, 2015 by Gary

Brian,

The largest that we've fit on the 2002 Odyssey is 17X8 with 235/55R17 tires.
Monday, February 9, 2015 by Gary

Dylan,

235/55R17 is larger than we can guarantee to fit the 2002 Infiniti I35. 235/50R17 would work with no problem.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Gary

Brian,

The largest 18" size that we've fit on the 2015 Silverado is 285/60R18.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Kevin

Hey i was wondering what i could put on my 2008 Honda Civic Si sedan for winter tires? Like 215/55R16? Would that work?
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Tee

I have a 08 pontiac g6 i was thinking of getting 20in rims would they fit with tire size 255/35zr20??
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Gary

Kevin,

For 16" sizing on the 2008 Honda Civic, we've fit up to 225/50R16.
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Gary

Tee,

The largest sizing we've tried on the 2008 Pontiac G6 is 245/35R20.
Friday, February 13, 2015 by Nelson

i have 225/55 r17 97w potenza's, intend to put them on a infinity g35. what is the max width of wheel i can go with? a 7.5 or can i use 8?
Saturday, February 14, 2015 by Bruce

I have the original size tires and rims on my 03 Avalon XLS. I want a bigger footprint without having to change the wheels. What options do I have?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Gary

Bruce,

I can check on this for you. What is your current tire size?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Gary

Nelson,

The widest wheel width recommended for tire size 225/55R17 is 8".
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by thomas

Can I put p15/50r17 on a 17inch rim that has a tire that is p15/40r17
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Gary

Thomas,

These sizes are incomplete. To view what a full tire size should look like, see :

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=33&affiliate=FH8
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Rick

I want to put the same winter tires on my 2006 Lincoln LS but with smaller winter tires on the front 215/45-17 with 235/50-17 on the rear with factory 17 x 7.5 wheels. Any problems with this? Thanks
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Gary

Rick,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Luis

I have a 2012 civic LX tire size
195/65-15 and I want to buy 18 inches from a 2014 civic si Rims are Honda OEM Si 18X7.5 (made by Enkei) and tires are Continental ContiProContact 225/40R18
Do you think if it's fits and I'm not going to have any problems later on
Thanks
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Randy

Can I replace 215/55R17 tires with 235/50/R17 snow tires on 17 inch rims on a 2005 Toyota Avalon Touring?
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Gary

Luis,

I do not anticipate any problems with using 225/40R18 on the 2012 Honda Civic LX.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Gary

Randy,

The widest sizing that we've tried on the 2005 Toyota Avalon is 225/50R17.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 by joe

Can I go lower profile on an 18" rim than 225/(40r)18z
Sunday, March 1, 2015 by Mike

I have a 2013 Impala LT. The stock size is 225/55/R17. Can I go to 235/55/17, or do I need to change to 235/50/17.

Thanks,
Monday, March 2, 2015 by Gary

Mike,

I would expect either size to work with no problem.
Monday, March 2, 2015 by Gary

Joe,

I can check for you. What is the year and model of the car in question?
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Barbara

Wanting 18s on 2006 Avalon xls...need direction
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Arash

I am trying to find out if I can safely put 215/60R15 on a stock steel wheel a for a 99 Honda Accord lx 4cyl 2.3 and have no issues. Thanks for the help!!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Gary

Barbara,

What is is that you were looking for help with?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Chris

I have a 2009 BMW 5 Series 4dr Sdn 535i xDrive AWD Sedan with 17" rims on it. Any idea how much bigger I could go above 17" and what low profile size tire I would likely need? Thanks.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by jason

Can I put 235 50 17 on my 2012 jetta se?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Mark

can I put 225 60 17 on my ML350 They have 255 60 17 now and what is the difference
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by jose

I have an 07 eclipse gs with 225/50r17. Can I put 235/55r17?
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Gary

Mark,

he subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Gary

Jose,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2007 Eclipse GS.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Gary

Jason,

235/50R17 is too large to fit the 2012 VW Jetta.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Gary

Chris,

We've plus sized all the way up to 19" with 245/35R19 tires on the 2009 BMW 535 xDrive.

Shop for wheels by vehicle to see the complete list : http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=FH8
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Jose

I currently have 18 on my 2003 toyota matrix. I'm looking to put 20's and they website recommends 225/30/20. Would a 225/35/20 be better? or should i stick to the 225/30/20?
Friday, March 6, 2015 by Gary

Jose,

225/35R20 is larger than we can recommend to fit the 2003 Toyota Matrix without rubbing.
Friday, March 6, 2015 by nick

I have a2006 camry 4cly with 205 65r 15 that are worn, my friend has 4 215 70r 15 new tires off his Toyota sienna that was totaled. will they fit my 2006?
Monday, March 9, 2015 by Gary

Nick,

215/70R15 is too large to fit the 2006 Toyota Camry.
Monday, March 9, 2015 by Jay Wes

The girlfriend purchased a 2013 Accent GL (hatchback) with the OEM tires of 185/65/r14. I'm about to change to 17" rims for her and know that the recommended tire size is 205/40/r17. Can you forsee any issues with going to 215/45/r17? Thanks in advance.
Monday, March 9, 2015 by Gary

Jay,

We've had reports of rubbing with tire sizes larger than 215/40R17 on the 2013 Accent.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Steve

I have a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX with the performance and handling package. The recommended tire size is P225/60R16. The recommended tire pressure is 0189 Front and 0237 Rear in KPa per the manufacturer's certification. The car has Goodyear Assurance P235/60R16 on it. Obviously my Dad had the tires plused up. I cannot find the recommended tire pressures (in PSI please) for this combination. The local Goodyear dealer just gave me a blank stare. The KPa on the door sticker equates to about 27.3 front and 37.4 rear. This ten pound split seems a bit much to me. Thanks for any info.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Gary

Steve,

30psi front and 34psi rear would be correct.
Friday, March 13, 2015 by j. r.

I have a 2007 chevy cobalt< the wheels it came with are 195/60R15. I have theses custom rims I like to use on them what is stamped on them is 14x66jj. What if any tires can I use. handling is top priority, indiana weather.
Friday, March 13, 2015 by Gary

J.R.

The tire size we use with 14x6" wheels on the 2007 Chevy Cobalt is 185/70R14.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Jason

2007 Saab 9-5
wondering what size tire you guys suggest for a 20inch rim
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Gary

Jason,

The largest that we have fit on the 2007 Saab 9-5 is 19" with 235/35R19.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Grim

will 225/30 R20 fit on a 2004 mustang?
Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Heather

I have P245/16R 17 Firestone winter force tires from a Chevy Trailblazer that I traded in. I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT currently. The tires size that they recommend is P225/16R 17. Can I put the winter tires on the equinox or will there be a problem?
Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Gary

Grim,

When plus sizing to 20" wheels, 245/30R20 is the smallest recommended sizing.
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Chris

if my car has 225/50-17 can i put 225/45-17 tires on the same rims. Its an 2007 mkz. I wanted to get the pilot sport ps2s. Thanks
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Gary

Chris,

225/45R17 will fit on the same wheels, but is shorter. 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.
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Gary

Heather,

I'm not familiar with either the tire size of "P245/16R 17" nor "P225/16 R17". Assuming these were typos, please repost with the correct sizes so that I can answer your question.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 by colin

have 03 maxima gxe with OEM goodyear rsa 215/55r16. do I have to use same or what are the different types of tires I can use? I see great deals on RSA 205/55/16. Please give me all the different sizes I can use with the current rims on the car.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 by Xris

Is it okay to put 255/55R17 tires or 255/60R17 tires on a 17x7 wheels for a 2012 mustang V2? My original tire size is 225/60R17. Car will be used only for daily driving only. But I wanted a wider tire without changing the wheels size or putting a spacer. Thanks..
Monday, March 23, 2015 by Gary

Xris,

245/55R17 is the largest that we can recommend to fir your setup on your 2012 Mustang.
Monday, March 23, 2015 by Gary

Colin,

The two 16" sizes that can be used on the 2003 Nissan Maxima GLE are 215/55R16 and 225/55R16.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 by tim gunter

2012 ford focus... anything bad to switch from 215/55/r16 to 225/50/r17?
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Alex

I have a 2011 nissan versa sedan with 15" stock wheels with 195/60/15 tires will installing 17x7 wheels with 205/45/17 tires affect the cars fuel economy and performance thanks.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Gary

Tim,

When plus sizing to 17" on the 2012 Ford Focus, the largest that we've fit without rubbing is 215/50R17 or 235/45R17.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Gary

Alex,

We have not found much difference in fuel economy from making this type of change. The change in performance is mostly dependent on the tire choice.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 by Algu

I have a 2007 SONATA SE with stock 215/55R17 tires. Can i replace them with either 225/55R17 or 235/55R17 on stock rim?
Thank you.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 by Andy

I have a 2012 Honda Civic LX with 195/65/r15. Will 17x8 wheels with 225/45/r17 tires fit? Will it sit flush or poke?
Sunday, April 5, 2015 by Scott Cowden

Will a 235 45r18 tire fit on a 18x7 rim? I currently have 225 45r18's on now.

(Ps. Longtime Tire Rack fan, this is a great forum for answers!)

Thanks!!
Monday, April 6, 2015 by Gary

Algu,

The only other sizes we've had success with on the 2007 Hyundai Sonata SE on the factory wheels is 225/50R17 and 235/55R17.
Monday, April 6, 2015 by Gary

Scott,

Unfortunately, the recommended rim width range on 235/45R18 sized tires is 7.5"-9".
Monday, April 6, 2015 by Gary

Andy,

Yes, with prperly fitting wheels, 225/45R17 will fit the 2012 Honda Civic LX with no problem.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Scott Cowden

Me again, (posted Sunday, 4/5). I forgot to include the car type: 2013 Mits Lancer Sportback GT, it came with 215/45R18's, I went up to 225/45R18's, and now wonder if my 18x7 rim will hold a 235/45R18.

Thanks again!!
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Fen

Trying to figure out if '02 Solara SLE can safely use wider 215/55R16 tires on stock 16x6 rims (stock OE tire size is 205/60R16)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Gary

Scott,

Unfortunately, the recommended rim width range on 235/45R18 sized tires is 7.5"-9"
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Gary

Fen,

Yes, you can indeed use 215/55R16 on the 2002 Toyota Solara SLE with no problem.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by myrl

Can i put 235/75r16 on the back of a 2002 ford windstar
Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Gary

Myrl,

235/75R16 is much larger than any size we've been able to fit on the 2002 Ford Winsdtar.
Monday, April 13, 2015 by John Forsyth

I have 225/60/15 Michelin mvx tires that are most new on Bmw rims and I want to use them on my 2003 jetta for summer. Hate to toss them. any comments.
Monday, April 13, 2015 by Gary

John,

225/60R15 is larger than we've been able to fit on the 2003 VW Jetta without rubbing.
Monday, April 13, 2015 by Tony Sturman

I have a 2010 VW Golf Sportline with a 225/45/17 stock size. Need to replace them and wondering if I can go with 235/45/17? The car has the factory sport suspension (possibly similar to GTI).
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Gary

Tony,

Yes, we have fit 235/45R17 on this car with no problems.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by matt

Can i put 235/55/17 in my 06 acura tl. The stock is 235/45/27
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Gary

Matt,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2006 Acura TL.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 by Dan

I have a 2014 mazda 3 with 16 inch rims and was thinking about putting bigger ones on to reduce the wheel well size.
What are the disadvantages if there are any
Sunday, April 19, 2015 by James

I have a '99 Blazer running stock 235/75/15. I want to upgrade to a 16" or 17" wheel. What size tires would I need?
Monday, April 20, 2015 by Gary

Dan,

The tallest 16" sizing we've fit without rubbing on the 2014 Mazda 3 is 205/60R16.
Monday, April 20, 2015 by Gary

James,

I can check on this for you. What wheel widths are you looking at?
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Adam

I have a 2006 Mustang V6, pony Package, and I am looking to move from 235/55R17's up to 235/55R18's. Do you have any idea if they'd rub?
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Gary

Adam,

235/55R18 is larger than we have fit without rubbing. Sizes that do fit include 235/50R18 and 255/45R18.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 by ron

i have a 215/40r18 wheels. what other tire option could fit on my rim?
???/40r18
thanks
Sunday, April 26, 2015 by Robert

Hey I have 265 70 r17 on a 98 Lincoln navigator I want 2 put after market 18s on it what size tire would I need
Monday, April 27, 2015 by Matt

What are some other options for my 06 Acura TL. The 235.45 is way to expensive for my current budget! Thanks
Monday, April 27, 2015 by Gary

Robert,

285/60R18 is the tire size that we recommend for an 18" setup on the 1998 Navigator.
Monday, April 27, 2015 by Gary

Matt,

The other size that fits the 17" wheels on the 2006 Acura TL is size 245/45R17.
Monday, April 27, 2015 by Gary

Ron,

What is the year and model of the vehicle in question? If not the OE wheel, how wide is the wheel?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by rick

Hi!
I have a 2008 Honda CRV LX model which comes with 225/65R 17" tires. Can I upgrade to a 235/55 R17" in a high performance tire?
Thanks
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Gary

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by David

Hi,
I want to put 19" OEM wheels and 245/40/R19 on my 2013 Acura TL Tech. Do you recommend that I use this combination.
Thanks in advance,
David
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Gary

David,

I'm showing that 245/40R19 tires will fit the 2013 Acura TL with no problem.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Josh

I drive a 2005 Lancer ralliart. Stock tire size is 205/50r16

Could I jump up to 225/40r18?
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Gary

Josh,

When plus sizing to 18" on the 2005 Lancer Ralliart, use tire size 215/35R18.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 by Bryan

I have a 2014 Subaru Outback and looking at putting all-terrains on it. My question is can I upsize from the standard 225/60r17's to either a 225/65r17 of a 235/65r17 and not run into any clearance issues?

Thanks,
Bryan
Monday, May 4, 2015 by AJ

Hi,
I have an audi a4 2014 and i am thinking of upgrading the rims from the ones which came with the car but i want to keep the tires i got. these are R18x8 5x112. and tires are 245x40 R18. i am thinking of going R19 but i am worried about the offset. could you give a range of rims i should be looking at?
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Gary

AJ,

Your current 18" tires will not fit on 19" wheels.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Gary

Bryan,

We have not had any luck fitting tires taller than 225/60R17 on the 2014 Subaru Outback, sorry.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Hal

I have a 2012 Ford Escape Limited. It came brand new with 225/65/17 tires. Is it possible to use a wider and lower profile tire without compromising safety or performance? Also, can this vehicle use a wider than 17" diameter? If so in either case, can you advise tire sizes please?
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Gary

Hal,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Monday, May 11, 2015 by Joel Carbs

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer DE. Upgraded to 225/50R17 on a 17x8 rim. I'm needing a spare tire so I purchased a 17x6.5 rim. What size tire do i need to keep diameter roughly the same seeing as the rim is 1.5 inches shorter? Or would it not even make a difference if I stuck with 225/50R17? Thanks!
Monday, May 11, 2015 by Gary

Joel,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. I would suggest sticking with the same 225/50R17 sizing for that 17X6.5 wheel.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Steven

I want to put wider tires on my 07 Nitro. It has 235/65R17 now , the rims are 17x6.5 I think . What size wider can I go ?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Gary

Steven,

The widest that we've fit on the 2007 Dodge Nitro in 17" is 255/60R17.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Mark

Can I run 215 / 65R16 98T winter tires on a 2009 VW Routan? Thank you.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Gary

Mark,

The smallest sizes recommended for the 2009 VW Routan are 225/65R16 and 215/70R16.
Friday, May 15, 2015 by Laura

I have two cars with 14" wheels... a 1997 Ford Escort LX sedan and a 1997 VW Jetta GL... I have a chance at some next to new 195/75R14 tires and was wondering if I could use them on either of these vehicles? Thanks!
Friday, May 15, 2015 by Gary

Laura,

This tire size is too large to fit either car, sorry.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 by Terrance B

Will I be able to fit, 225 40r18's on an 08 mustang v6?
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Gary

Terrance,

225/40R18 will fit a 2008 Mustang V6, but it is about two inches shorter than the factory tire size.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by tobie

can i use 225/45/r17 on my vw beetle. I have 225/40zr/18 on there now.
Friday, May 29, 2015 by drake

Will 175/65x15 tires fit on 15x6.5 rims? I got conflicting answers from forums & other websites. Thanks.
Friday, May 29, 2015 by Gary

drake,

The rim width range on 175/65R15 tires is 5-6"
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Jimbo

I have a Mercedes E320 4-matic with 215/55/R16 tires, now I want to buy a set of 225/45/R17 tires and rims. Does this change affect the car's performance and odometer? Or the diameters of both are the same? Jimbo
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Gary

Jimbo,

The difference in overall diameter between these two sizes is negligible so I woudl expect you to see no difference in speedometer/odometer readings
Thursday, June 4, 2015 by Steve

how wide a tire can I put on a 16x6.5J rim going on a 2015 VW golf? thanks.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 by Rich

I have extra rims from a 2002 focus(spec tire size 205 50 R16). I would like to use them for summer tires for a 2007 focus(spec tire size 195 60 r15) what is the size range of tires that will work? I'm thinking from 195 to 205 from 50, 55, 60 R16.
Monday, June 8, 2015 by Gary

Steve,

225/50R16 is the widest tire we've used on that setup.
Monday, June 8, 2015 by Gary

Rich,

205/50R16 is the size we use in 16" on the 2007 Ford Foucs
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Tyler

Should I make the upgrade to 19's? I currently have 235 45r 18's on my Accord Coupe V6, and want to use 235 40r 19's. Would it work?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Gary

Tyler,

What year is your Honda Accord Coupe V6?
Friday, June 12, 2015 by Tyler

It is a 2011.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 by Germain

My new 2014 Chrysler 200 LX has stock tires size 225/55 ZR 17. Will 17" 17 x 7.5 Rims fit perfectly or do I need new tires?
Monday, June 15, 2015 by Gary

Tyler,

Yes, 235/40R19 would indeed be the correct plus one sizing for the 2011 Honda Accord Coupe V6.
Monday, June 15, 2015 by Gary

Germain,

17X7.5" wheels will work with 225/55R17 tires with no problem.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Felix

Hey, 2014 Honda Accord lx 205/65/R16
Looking to see what my options are for upgrading the size of the tire and rim. Any suggestions or recommendations ?
My objectives
-Close the wheel gap and give the car a more stylish look...tires and rims seem too small!!
-Thanks
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Troy

Can a 205 50 17 tire fit a 2004 lancer ES?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Troy

Will a 205 50 17 tire fit a 2004 mitsubishi lancer?
Thanks.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Gary

Troy,

The largest we've fit on the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer LS would be size 205/45R17
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Gary

Felix,

The most common recommended upgrade for this car would be to plus size to 18" with tire size 235/45R18.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 by Germain

Would 17" wheels that are ET 35 fit a 2014 Chrysler 200 LX that has 225/55R17 tires? I've heard ET 40 & ET 45 wheels are my only bet unless I get better sized tires
Monday, June 22, 2015 by Gary

Germain,

We've used wheels with 38mm-45mm offset with that tire size.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 by Jose

My Q5 came with 235 55 19 stock tires, Michellin Lattitude Tour HP which gives 29.2 in diameter. I changed my tires to 255 50 19 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season plus which gives a diameter of 29.1. If these figures are true. What does that mean speedometer and odometer wise to my car? Am I traveling faster than my speedometer records? Am I covering less distance than my odometer records?
Sunday, June 28, 2015 by John

i currently have 185/65R14 on my 1992 honda civic eg would my 205/40R17 fit without issues?
Monday, June 29, 2015 by Liam

I have a 2001 nissan frontier sc crew cab 4x4 that has 17x8 wheels. will a 235/65 r17 fit that wheel
Monday, June 29, 2015 by Gary

Jose,

One tenth of an inch difference is is less than one half of one percent in the sizing you are working with. This is far too small of a difference to be of any note.
Monday, June 29, 2015 by Gary

John,

Yes, with correctly fitting 17" wheels, you can indeed use 205/40R17 on the 1992 Honda Civic.
Monday, June 29, 2015 by Gerry

I can get some brand new Michelin xice 225 55R 17...400$/4
will they fit my 2015 Cherokee ltd awd
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Gary

Gerry,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Christine

i have a 99 mustang with 225/55r17 can I put 235/55r 17 on
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Gary

Christine,

235/55R17 is larger than we can recommend to fit the 1999 Ford Mustang.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 by jon

my new car comes with 225 65 17 . I have a set of good snow tires that are 215 55 17 . will that work on a 2015 subaru outback ?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Travis

Hello
I have a 2009 Camry that has 225/35/ r20 size rims. I really would like more tire so what's the highest I can go up in size in that tire without rubbing that will fit that rim? Thanks
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Gary

Jon,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Gary

Travis,

225/35R20 is the largest sizing that we've tried on the 2009 Toyota Camry.
Saturday, July 18, 2015 by Will

I have a 2011 Ford Escape with tire size 235/70R16. I was told that I could use a 225/70R16. Would this work?
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Gary

Will,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger 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.

While not ideal, you can still use 225/70R16 on the 2011 Ford Escape.
Friday, July 24, 2015 by Tony

Hi i have new snow tires sizes 235/65R16 can i use those with tire size 235/65R17 or 235/60R18. Thank you
Sunday, July 26, 2015 by Peter

My daughters 2015 Ford Focus se HB has 215/55R17 wheel and tire combo. Few years ago I purchased 225/50 R16 winter tire and rims for my Cadillac CTS. No longer have car but I have the winter tires & rims, will these tires & rim combination fit on my daughters Focus SE?
Monday, July 27, 2015 by Gary

Peter,

What year was the Cadilac CTS?
Sunday, August 2, 2015 by Keith

Hi, I have a 2002 Honda CR-V. The door sticker calls for P205 70 R15 size tires. Would I expect a slightly smoother ride by using P205-75 R-15? Would this small a change in tire height have a negative effect on the vehicle?
Monday, August 3, 2015 by Gary

Keith,

We have had reports of rubbing with taller tires on the CRV, sorry.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Ashelly

I have a 98 Mustang Gt, and I have currently got 245 45 R17 tires , was wondering if I could use 225 60 R17 s without hurting the wheel well or my shocks in anyway.. thanks a bunch !
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by David DeBoer

2 Part question. Just bought a 2007 Volvo XC70 looking to do more agressive look and possible 2" lift for some light off roading. Currently 215/65R16. want larger wheel and wider tire. What would you recommend for size.

If I get a 2"lift What size could I go up to?
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Gary

Ashelly,

225/60R17 is too tall to fit the 1998 Ford Mustang.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Gary

David,

Unfortunately we do not have any experience in fitting tires on a Volvo XC70 with a lift kit installed.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Gwen

Can I fit a 185 60 R15 on a 2005 Hyundai Accent 5?
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Joe C

I have a 1997 Grand Prix SE 301 Can I put some 235/65/18's on it if not what is the largest can I go .
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Gary

Joe,

The largest 18" tire size that we've fit without rubbing is 245/45R18.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by Khan3112

I am buying a 2015 Toyota Sienna AWD with tire size 235/55R18. I presently have Ford Flex with tire 235/60R18, I have almost new winter tires from my flex, can I use them on my new Sienna in winter? If yes, are there any caveats. If no, then why?
Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Gary

Khan,

235/60R18 is taller in diameter than we have fit on the 2015 Toyota Sienna AWD, so we aren't sure if it will fit.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 by michelle

I own a 2012 honda civic hybrid . The tires are 195/65/r15. Would it be ok to put a 205 65r15 94s winter tire on it?
Sunday, August 23, 2015 by Mike

My car's tire profile is 205/65R15. Can I use 225/65R15 tires? Without buying new rims? (2002 Toyota Avalon) Thanks..
Whats the widest I can go on my car?
Monday, August 24, 2015 by Gary

Mike,

225/65R15 is much larger that we've tried to fit on the 2002 Toyota Avalon so I can't say if it would fit. On this vehicle we have not tried sizing outside of the factory size, sorry.
Monday, August 24, 2015 by Gary

Michelle,

205/65R15 is a bit taller than we've tried on the 2012 Civic Hybrid. We've successfully fit 205/60R15 and 195/65R15 on this car.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by MATTHEW

my 2009 toyota matrix has 05/55 R16 installed right now. Is it possible to run 20in rims on this car and what tire size should go with it to make the best fit?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Gary

Matthew,

I'm assuming you meant 205/55R16. We have used 20" wheels on the Matrix with tire size 235/30R20.

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