**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.

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.

Do larger tires, such as 20 inch, wear faster that, let's say 18 or 17 inch tires?

Not necessarily. The type of tire (such as summer performance or all-season) has more of an effect on wear than the tire size.

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!!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Nabs,

Each step up in wheel diameter will result in a firmer ride. If ride quality is of utmost importance, stick with 16".

Can you fit a 225/45R17 on a 17x8'' wheel that had 235/45R17 stock?

Charles,

225/45R17 tires will indeed fit on 17X8" wheels.

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?

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.

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?

Sorry tire size is235/65/17

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

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!

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?

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?

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.

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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.

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John,

Plus sizing or minus sizing does not change the overall diameter (total height) of the tires, so clearances would not be changed.

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?

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.

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Could I do a 245/50 r17 on my 2005 Acura TL which comes with 235/45 r17?

Thanks

I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited which is 205/50r17 and was wondering if 225/45r17 would have any issues

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.

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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.

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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

Ryan,

The tire size 225/50R16 will indeed fit the 2003 Chevy Malibu if you find properly fitting 16" wheels.

Could I change to a 215/45z r17 on my 2007 Honda Civic Sedan DX which comes with 195/65 r15?

Thanks

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

Can I put a 215 60 16 tire on a 2006 passat? I currently have 215 55 16 tires.

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.

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

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.

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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

Nyko,

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

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Original tires on my Malibu are 215/55R17; can I replace them with 225/60R17?

Kitty,

225/60R17 is much too tall to fit any year Malibu, sorry.

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?

Debbie,

I can check on this for you. What year is your F150?

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?

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.

my 2008 ford escape has 235/70/16 tires but could i put on 225/75/16 tires on it without it causing damage?

Mike,

Yes, you can change all four tires to size 225/75R16 with no problems on the 2008 Ford Escape.

what is the issue with mounting P235 45ZR 17 tires on 177x 7 inch rim?

The recommended rim width range provided by manufacturers for size 235/45R17 is 7.5"-9".

On a 17" wheel....What is the tallest tire (without hitting the fender) can I run on my 07' Mustang? Thanks

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.

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?

Craig,

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

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 .

The tallest/widest size we have fit on the Rogue on factory 16" wheels is size 235/65R16.

I have a Honda cr-v 2003, will my car be ok to have 215/65r/17 wheeels on?

Will 15" rims from a 2004-2007 chev malibu fit on a 2013 Honda civic?

Valerie,

Unfortunately these cars have different bolt patterns, so wheels are not interchangeable between them.

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

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 :

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I have a 2003 Honda cr-v with 15 inch what other size rims would fit and would this effect the speedo?

Paul,

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

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Can u fit a p225/45r18 tires size 18 on a camry 2008 le

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!!!

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

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 :

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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!

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"

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Hi I have a 2003 Ford mustang what size tires can fit on it and what size winter tires do u perfer

is it possible to put 235/60r18 on a 2011 mustang with "recommended" size 235/50r18 tires?

John,

I can check on this for you. What size wheels do you have on your 2003 Mustang?

Dalian,

235/60R18 is much too tall to fit a 2011 Ford Mustang, sorry.

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.)

Danno,

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

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

Eric,

The tallest 17" size we have fit on the 1997 Subaru Forester without rubbing is 215/55R17.

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.

Thomas,

What model of 2003 Honda Accord is this? An EX?, an LX? V6?

I have a Honda Accord SE 2011 with existing tires P215 60R16. Can I use snow tires that are P205 55R16?

Paul,

We do not recommend installing tires with a shorter overall diameter due to less load capacity and safety issues.

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.

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?

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?

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

Ben,

I do not have cross compatibility information between different models of original wheels, sorry.

Pierre,

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

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Hi, I have a 2004 T4 Toyota avensis, is possible to replace my 215/45R17 with 215/55R17

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.

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?

John,

Yes. Generally speaking the larger the wheel diameter (and thus the lower the tire profile) the firmer the ride will be.

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?

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

Can a 225/45/R18 tires sizes fit a 2003 Toyota Camry LE (tire size is 205/65/R15 with 5 lug nuts).

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

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

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.

Jared,

Can I replace my 2012 volts 215/55R17 with a 235/50ZR15?

Theo,

Yes, you can indeed use size 235/50R17 on the 2012 Chevrolet Volt.

Ihave a 2003 pontiac grand am gt with 225/50/r16 will 245/50/r16 fit?

Hank,

The largest that we've fit on this vehicle is the factory 225/50R16, sorry.

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

My tire size is 225.45.17 does the 215.40.17 will fit mine??

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

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.

I want to put 18 in x8 wheels in my 97 Chevy Malibu. What size tires will I need?

Rachel,

We would suggest 225/40R18 when going to 18" on the 1997 Malibu.

Can you put a 235 55 17 in place of a 245 45 17 on a 95mustang gt?

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??

Shallah,

195/50R15 would be much too short for the Deville, sorry.

George,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 1995 Mustang GT.

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?

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!

Kharah,

225/50R17 is taller than we can recommend to fit a 2003 VW GTI .

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.

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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?

Jeff,

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

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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?

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.

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?

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.

Rinkan,

Yes, this size tire should fit the 2004 Mustang if the wheel fitment is correct.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

Phillip,

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

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

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

I have a 2009 Toyota matrix s and I wanna put 225/45ZR17 tires on my 17"x8" rims but is that to wide?

Carl,

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

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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

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

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

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)?

Hi I have a 2003 vw jetta 1.8T I am wondering what tire sizes will fit on my car

Hi, can 225 70r16 tires fit on a 2005 toyota matrix (205 55r16)? Thanks.

Francine,

I can check on this for you. What size wheels do you have on your vehicle?

Tony,

225/70R16 is too tall to fit the 2005 Toyota Matrix, sorry.

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

Gordon,

I'm sorry, we have not test fit this setup so I do not know if it would fit.

I have original tyre size 205 55r 17, I plan to replace tyre 225 50r 17 to the original rim. Need your advise.

Zul,

What is the width of the wheel, as well as the year and model of vehicle?

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

James,

I'm sorry, we have not successfully fit any wheels larger than 19" on the 2007 Accord.

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?

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.

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?

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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My 2010 Toyota Matrix tire size is 205 55 R16. Can I replace them with 215 60 R16?

Jean,

215/60R16 is larger than we've been able to fit on the 2010 Toyota Matrix without fitment problems.

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?

I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS. Will 225/50r17 studded snow tires fit?

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?

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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David,

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

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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?

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.

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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?

Jeff,

What is the year and model of the vehicle that you would like to install the 215/50R17 tires onto?

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

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!

David,

225/50R17 tires can be used with either 17X7 or 17X7.5" wheels with no problem.

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.

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

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.

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

Scott,

215/60R16 is too tall for the 2008 Civic.

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??

Tanner,

17" tires cannot fit on 18" wheels, sorry.

I have a Chevy Malibu 2012 original tire size is 215/55r15 can I put 225/55r15 and what will be the differents

Theodore,

Neither 215/55R15 nor 225/55R15 would work on a 2012 Chevy Malibu.

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.

Matt,

We've used up to size 235/55R16 on the factory 16" wheels on the 2014 Honda Accord LX Sedan.

can I fit 235 40 r19 to my Honda Accord coupe 2011? Oe size is 225 50 r17

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

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

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

David,

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

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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?

Michael,

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

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Tua,

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mike,

These two vehicles wheels are not interchangeable, sorry.

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?

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

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.

Kelvin,

205/65R16 is taller than we have tried on the 2004 Honda Accord and may rub.

I have a 2011 honda civic, will a 235/55r17 do any damage to the vehicle?

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?

i have an Acura RDX 2011 235/55/18

i want my suv to be taller. Can I go up to 235/65/18?

can I use snow tires from my 2000 Honda odyssey 215 65r16 to my 2014 crv 225 65r17

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

Aaron,

235/55R17 is much too large to fit the 2013 Acura ILX.

Nelle,

235/65R18 is too tall to fit the 2011 Acura RDX.

Tony,

225/65R17 tires will fit a 2014 CRV.

Hi will a 2010 toyota matrix tire size of 205 / 55 R 16 fit on a 2013 honda civic LX?

Will 205 55 16 fit on a 2013 honda civic lx?

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.

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.

Do Acura Ti rims fit on a 2007 Toyota Matrix ?

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!

Nick,

We do not have data on cross fitting original equipment wheels, sorry.

Lakshay,

You can use 225/55R16 with no problem on the 2011 Honda Accord with no modifications using 32psi.

I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertable with stock 215/55 R 18's. Can I fit 225/55 R 18s on it?

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.

I have a 2013 Mazda CX 5 with 225 65r17 stock tires. In winter tires, can I use 225 55r17? Thanks

If replacing all 4 tires is there problem exchanging 225/50R 17 with 225/60R 17 using 7 inch rims? or vise versa?

i have a civic with195/65r15. can i put a 205/65r16 on it?

Hi - will a 245/65R17 tire fit a 2014 Rogue SL? I have 17 inch steel rims that fit.

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.

Don,

225/50R17 and 225/60R17 tires are dramatically different in height. I know of no vehicles that both sizes would fit.

Raymond,

205/65R16 is too tall to fit the civic. Use 205/55R16 instead.

Keith,

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

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!

will 225 60 R17 fit on 215/45R17 its for a 06 wrx sti!

will 235/55r/17 tire/rims fit on a stock 2004 mazda 6

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

Joe,

We've had some reports of rubbing with 225/50R17, but 225/45R17 will fit.

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.

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.

Jim,

Yes, you can indeed use 205/60R16 on the factory wheels for the Chevy HHR with no problem.

Kay,

245/55R17 is too large to fit the 2006 Mercedez E350 4Matic.

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima with 225/55/17 tires, can I install 235/55/17 Blizzaks L60 tires with no problems

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.

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?

2007 Honda accord VP. What tire size is recommended for the 17x7.5 wheel with no problems? What are my options?

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.

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.

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

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?

Mario,

225/45R17 is actually shorter in height and load capacity than 225/50R17 and is not recommended for the 2013 BMW 320i.

does 235/55 R17 fit with 2010 Passat

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

Jelly,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2010 VW Passat.

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

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

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!

Can I run 225 50 18 with 18" wheels on a 2003 ford escape?

Ulises,

I can check on this for you. What model of 2003 Ford Escape do you have?

Ipn,

On a 2007 Pontiac G6 we would use tires size 225/50R17 on 17X6.5" wheels.

Lu,

235/55R17 will fit the 2003 Crown Victoria with no problems.

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.

Bill,

What year is the Ford F150?

Have a 2013 Navigator. would like a lower center of gravity for towing a trailer. any suggestions for tires?

I have a 2003 ford escape xlt 4wd and im trying to run a 225/50/18. Is it possible?

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Jim,

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

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 ?

Can i put 225-55-17 snow tires on my 2013 subaru legacy that normally has a 215-50-17?

Can u put or exchange my Acura stock tires 215/50 r17 for Honda tires 235/45 r18 on my 2004 Acura tsx

Jb,

225/55R17 is too large for the 2013 Subaru Legacy.

Doug,

245/65R17 is too large to fit the 2008 Honda CR-V.

Al,

235/45R17 is too large to fit a 2004 Acura TSX.

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?

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

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?

Kendal,

225/45R18 is the only 18" size that we've fit on the 2011 Kia Soul Sport.

Peter,

Your question seems to be missing part of the tire size.

Jax,

215/70R16 will indeed fit the 2008 Honda CRV with no problem.

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!

Can I put 235/55/r17 on my 07 acura tl Rims that r supposed to have 235/45/r17 tires?

Nicole,

215/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2011 Toyota Matrix.

J,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2007 Acura TL.

Is there any perfomance issue if I put 215/55/r17 tires on my toyota camry se instead of 215/55/r18

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.

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?

By the way Mazda 3 is sport 2012.

Thanks

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.

Bob,

225/55R16 is a bit larger than we've tried on this car so I cannot say if it will fit.

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

will 225 55 r17 fit on my 2005 vw Passat - these will be snowtires? There are currently 225 45 r17 goodyears.

Will a 195/75R14 tire work on a 2003 Camry LE?

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.

Aiman,

205/65R16 is taller than we've fit on the 2005 Honda Accord LX Sedan.

George,

14" wheels do not clear the brakes on the 2003 Toyota Camry LE

Stew,

225/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2005 VW Passat.

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

Mir,

What is the width and offset of the 17" wheels in question?

Can 235 60R 17 tires be used on a 2006 Crown Victoria? The original profile was 55.

Tim,

235/60R17 is taller than we can recommend to fit the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria.

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?

Can I run a 255/55r17 tire on 17x7in rims?

Would p245 75try fit on 2012 mazda 6?

Seanyp,

255/55R17 tires do list 7" as a possible width to fit on.

Alysha,

245/75R16 is a truck tire size that is too large to fit a 2012 Mazda 6 Sedan.

Deb,

225/60R17 is much too large to fit on the 2003 Toyota Avalon.

My car currently runs 235/40r18 all seasons. Will I have a problem running 245/40r18 summer performance tires.

I have four 215/55/16 winter tires. Can I put these on a 2013 Toyota Matrix which uses 205/55/16 tires? Thanks!

Also, will a 215/55/16 tire fit on 6.5x16 rim? Thanks!

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?

Dustin,

In order to answer your question, I would need to know the year and model of the vehicle in question.

Ally,

Yes, 215/55R16 will fit the 2013 Toyota Matrix with no problem.

Ally,

Yes, 215/55R16 will indeed fit on 16X6.5" wheels.

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

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?..

can I put 205/55R16 tires on my 2011 chevy malibu

Jesse,

Yes, 225/50R18 would be preferred over 215/45R18 on the 2000 Olds Intrigue.

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

Can I change my tyres from 225 to205

Thanks.

Harry.

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

Can I put p225/65 r17 on a 2007 chevy silverado came with p275/70 r17 on it?

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!

Josh,

What is the year and model of the vehicle that you are trying to install these on?

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.

Harry,

What is the year, make, model of car and full tire sizes in question?

Khanh,

We have used 245/55R18 tires on the Mazda CX-5 2.0 with no reports of rubbing.

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?

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,

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

Frankie,

The correct plus one application on the 2004 VW Jetta GLI is 225/40R18.

Khanh,

245/55R18 is closer in overall diameter than 235/60R18 compared to 225/65R17.

John,

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

Gary....Thank you so much.

Wishing you, your family and the entire TIRE RACK staff a wonderful 2015

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)

Chris,

This small change in tire size would not be enough in itself to feel more sidewall flex in corners.

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

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.

Eric,

Either 215/55R17 or 235/50R17 should fit this car with no problem.

Adam,

We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability

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"?

Joanne,

I can check on this for you. What is the year and trim level of your Mazda CX-7?

Hi, my e46 is currently running on 225/50R16, can I change it to 205/55R16?

can you put 235/45zr17 tires on a 2013 mitsubishi lancer es?

Keith,

Yes, you can use 205/55R16 with no problem.

MVEGA,

Yes, you can put 235/45zr17 tires on a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer ES.

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.

can I use tire size 225/55/17 and 235/55/17 for Toyota Avalon 2014 limited

My Mazda is a 2010 classic. Thanks

Joanne,

The plus sizing on your vehicle is as follows :

235/60R18, 235/55R19, 255/45R20.

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.

Casey,

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

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

I have a mercury milan 08

Chas,

All four tires need to be the same size.

Can i put a 205/55-16 tire on a 17 inch rim (made for a Pontiac Vibe 215/50-17 tire)rim

Hi, I drive a 2007 Yaris, 185/60R15 tires. Can I fit snow tires that are 215/55R16?

Andre,

The largest we've tried for the 2007 Yaris in 16" would be 205/50R16.

Robert,

16" tires will not mount on 17" wheels.

What is the biggest size rim i can get on a 2012 impala lt without modification.

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?

Andrew,

The largest that we've fit on the 2012 Chevy Impala is 20".

Nicole,

Yes, this will indeed fit with no problem.

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.

Will 22 inch wheels from a 15 CRV fit my 13 malibu. They are universal so my main concern is the offset.

Hi.can you tell me if a 245 65 17 tire will work on 2012 honda crv awd factory tire 225 65 17? thanks

Ron,

245/65R17 is larger than any size we've been able to fit on the 2012 Honda CRV.

Alex,

If your tires read 225/45R17, then you have 17" wheels. 17" tires do not fit on 18" wheels.

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.

Ray,

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

I have an 02 Infiniti i35. It uses 22555r17. Someone wants to give me 23555r17s. Would this work?

I currently have 215/65r16 on a 2000 odyssey if I went up to a 17x8.5 wheel what tire size would you recommend?

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...

Brian,

The largest that we've fit on the 2002 Odyssey is 17X8 with 235/55R17 tires.

Dylan,

235/55R17 is larger than we can guarantee to fit the 2002 Infiniti I35. 235/50R17 would work with no problem.

Brian,

The largest 18" size that we've fit on the 2015 Silverado is 285/60R18.

Hey i was wondering what i could put on my 2008 Honda Civic Si sedan for winter tires? Like 215/55R16? Would that work?

I have a 08 pontiac g6 i was thinking of getting 20in rims would they fit with tire size 255/35zr20??

Kevin,

For 16" sizing on the 2008 Honda Civic, we've fit up to 225/50R16.

Tee,

The largest sizing we've tried on the 2008 Pontiac G6 is 245/35R20.

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?

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?

Bruce,

I can check on this for you. What is your current tire size?

Nelson,

The widest wheel width recommended for tire size 225/55R17 is 8".

Can I put p15/50r17 on a 17inch rim that has a tire that is p15/40r17

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

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

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.

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

Can I replace 215/55R17 tires with 235/50/R17 snow tires on 17 inch rims on a 2005 Toyota Avalon Touring?

Luis,

I do not anticipate any problems with using 225/40R18 on the 2012 Honda Civic LX.

Randy,

The widest sizing that we've tried on the 2005 Toyota Avalon is 225/50R17.

Can I go lower profile on an 18" rim than 225/(40r)18z

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,

Mike,

I would expect either size to work with no problem.

Joe,

I can check for you. What is the year and model of the car in question?

Wanting 18s on 2006 Avalon xls...need direction

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!!

Barbara,

What is is that you were looking for help with?

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.

Can I put 235 50 17 on my 2012 jetta se?

can I put 225 60 17 on my ML350 They have 255 60 17 now and what is the difference

I have an 07 eclipse gs with 225/50r17. Can I put 235/55r17?

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.

Jose,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2007 Eclipse GS.

Jason,

235/50R17 is too large to fit the 2012 VW Jetta.

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

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?

Jose,

225/35R20 is larger than we can recommend to fit the 2003 Toyota Matrix without rubbing.

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?

Nick,

215/70R15 is too large to fit the 2006 Toyota Camry.

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.

Jay,

We've had reports of rubbing with tire sizes larger than 215/40R17 on the 2013 Accent.

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.

Steve,

30psi front and 34psi rear would be correct.

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.

J.R.

The tire size we use with 14x6" wheels on the 2007 Chevy Cobalt is 185/70R14.

2007 Saab 9-5

wondering what size tire you guys suggest for a 20inch rim

Jason,

The largest that we have fit on the 2007 Saab 9-5 is 19" with 235/35R19.

will 225/30 R20 fit on a 2004 mustang?

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?

Grim,

When plus sizing to 20" wheels, 245/30R20 is the smallest recommended sizing.

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

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.

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.

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.

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..

Xris,

245/55R17 is the largest that we can recommend to fir your setup on your 2012 Mustang.

Colin,

The two 16" sizes that can be used on the 2003 Nissan Maxima GLE are 215/55R16 and 225/55R16.

2012 ford focus... anything bad to switch from 215/55/r16 to 225/50/r17?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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!!

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.

Scott,

Unfortunately, the recommended rim width range on 235/45R18 sized tires is 7.5"-9".

Andy,

Yes, with prperly fitting wheels, 225/45R17 will fit the 2012 Honda Civic LX with no problem.

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!!

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)

Scott,

Unfortunately, the recommended rim width range on 235/45R18 sized tires is 7.5"-9"

Fen,

Yes, you can indeed use 215/55R16 on the 2002 Toyota Solara SLE with no problem.

Can i put 235/75r16 on the back of a 2002 ford windstar

Myrl,

235/75R16 is much larger than any size we've been able to fit on the 2002 Ford Winsdtar.

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.

John,

225/60R15 is larger than we've been able to fit on the 2003 VW Jetta without rubbing.

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).

Tony,

Yes, we have fit 235/45R17 on this car with no problems.

Can i put 235/55/17 in my 06 acura tl. The stock is 235/45/27

Matt,

235/55R17 is too tall to fit the 2006 Acura TL.

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

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?

Dan,

The tallest 16" sizing we've fit without rubbing on the 2014 Mazda 3 is 205/60R16.

James,

I can check on this for you. What wheel widths are you looking at?

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?

Adam,

235/55R18 is larger than we have fit without rubbing. Sizes that do fit include 235/50R18 and 255/45R18.

i have a 215/40r18 wheels. what other tire option could fit on my rim?

???/40r18

thanks

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

What are some other options for my 06 Acura TL. The 235.45 is way to expensive for my current budget! Thanks

Robert,

285/60R18 is the tire size that we recommend for an 18" setup on the 1998 Navigator.

Matt,

The other size that fits the 17" wheels on the 2006 Acura TL is size 245/45R17.

Ron,

What is the year and model of the vehicle in question? If not the OE wheel, how wide is the wheel?

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

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.

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

David,

I'm showing that 245/40R19 tires will fit the 2013 Acura TL with no problem.

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

Could I jump up to 225/40r18?

Josh,

When plus sizing to 18" on the 2005 Lancer Ralliart, use tire size 215/35R18.

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

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?

AJ,

Your current 18" tires will not fit on 19" wheels.

Bryan,

We have not had any luck fitting tires taller than 225/60R17 on the 2014 Subaru Outback, sorry.

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?

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.

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!

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.

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 ?

Steven,

The widest that we've fit on the 2007 Dodge Nitro in 17" is 255/60R17.

Can I run 215 / 65R16 98T winter tires on a 2009 VW Routan? Thank you.

Mark,

The smallest sizes recommended for the 2009 VW Routan are 225/65R16 and 215/70R16.

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!

Laura,

This tire size is too large to fit either car, sorry.

Will I be able to fit, 225 40r18's on an 08 mustang v6?

Terrance,

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

can i use 225/45/r17 on my vw beetle. I have 225/40zr/18 on there now.

Will 175/65x15 tires fit on 15x6.5 rims? I got conflicting answers from forums & other websites. Thanks.

drake,

The rim width range on 175/65R15 tires is 5-6"

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

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

how wide a tire can I put on a 16x6.5J rim going on a 2015 VW golf? thanks.

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.

Steve,

225/50R16 is the widest tire we've used on that setup.

Rich,

205/50R16 is the size we use in 16" on the 2007 Ford Foucs

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?

Tyler,

What year is your Honda Accord Coupe V6?

It is a 2011.

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?

Tyler,

Yes, 235/40R19 would indeed be the correct plus one sizing for the 2011 Honda Accord Coupe V6.

Germain,

17X7.5" wheels will work with 225/55R17 tires with no problem.

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

Can a 205 50 17 tire fit a 2004 lancer ES?

Will a 205 50 17 tire fit a 2004 mitsubishi lancer?

Thanks.

Troy,

The largest we've fit on the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer LS would be size 205/45R17

Felix,

The most common recommended upgrade for this car would be to plus size to 18" with tire size 235/45R18.

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

Germain,

We've used wheels with 38mm-45mm offset with that tire size.

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?

i currently have 185/65R14 on my 1992 honda civic eg would my 205/40R17 fit without issues?

I have a 2001 nissan frontier sc crew cab 4x4 that has 17x8 wheels. will a 235/65 r17 fit that wheel

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.

John,

Yes, with correctly fitting 17" wheels, you can indeed use 205/40R17 on the 1992 Honda Civic.

I can get some brand new Michelin xice 225 55R 17...400$/4

will they fit my 2015 Cherokee ltd awd

Gerry,

i have a 99 mustang with 225/55r17 can I put 235/55r 17 on

Christine,

235/55R17 is larger than we can recommend to fit the 1999 Ford Mustang.

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 ?

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

Jon,

Travis,

225/35R20 is the largest sizing that we've tried on the 2009 Toyota Camry.

I have a 2011 Ford Escape with tire size 235/70R16. I was told that I could use a 225/70R16. Would this work?

Will,

While not ideal, you can still use 225/70R16 on the 2011 Ford Escape.

Hi i have new snow tires sizes 235/65R16 can i use those with tire size 235/65R17 or 235/60R18. Thank you

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?

Peter,

What year was the Cadilac CTS?

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?

Keith,

We have had reports of rubbing with taller tires on the CRV, sorry.

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 !

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?

Ashelly,

225/60R17 is too tall to fit the 1998 Ford Mustang.

David,

Unfortunately we do not have any experience in fitting tires on a Volvo XC70 with a lift kit installed.

Can I fit a 185 60 R15 on a 2005 Hyundai Accent 5?

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 .

Joe,

The largest 18" tire size that we've fit without rubbing is 245/45R18.

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?

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

Matthew,

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

i have 215-45-17 tires on my 2014 Hundyn Alantra. i want to go to a higher profile tire, what can i use

Jackie,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. I know of no taller tires for your factory wheel diameter that fit the 2014 Hyundai Elantra.

I have a 2015 Kia Soul with 235/45/R18, and would like to purchase studded snows 245/45/R18. Would these clear under the wheel wells. They seem to be 4.3% wider. Thanks

Peter,

245/45R18 is a bit larger than we've tried to fit on the 2015 Kia souls so I'm not sure if they would fit.

I have 2010 VW Golf TDI, the stock size is 224/45ZR17. I'd like to know if a 215/55R17 would fit?

Justin,

215/55R17 is taller than we've fit without rubbing on the 2010 VW Golf.

will my snow tires for my old 2007 outback fit on a 2014 outback

2007 are 225/55/R17?

Many thanks!

John,

Hello, will replacing a set of 215/45R17 with 235/55R17 make a huge difference? It's for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited.

I have a 2006 honda civic ex with original tires 205-55r16 would I have any issues if I went to 205-60r16 or 205-65r16? Thanks.

JR,

Both 205/60R16 and 205/65R16 are taller than we've been able to fit on the 2006 Honda Civic without rubbing, sorry.

Should i fit a 225/65R17 in a Honda Accord 2009, what would be the effect? It came with 225/50R17 and i currently have a 225/60R17 on now, looks a tad big though.

Elec,

225/60R17 is definitely too tall to fit the 2009 Honda Accord, sorry.

I have a 2007 Mustang, what are all the tire sizes that would fit on her if I'm changing all four tires. Thank you

I have 255 R50/20's on my 2015 Explorer XLT.

I have done a lot of research and believe that I can place LT275 R55/20 BF Goodrich T/A KO2's on the vehicle with 1/4" wheel spacers. Would you agree? Unfortunately, the LT275 R55/20's are the smallest 20" KO2's

Brandy,

What size wheels are you using?

Randy,

We have not yet tried over-sized tires on this generation of Ford Explorer so i am not sure if they would fit, sorry.

I have a 2012 Civic LX that has 195/65 r15's on it now. Have a chance to get some studded snow tires with rims, but they're 205/55 r16's. Would these fit?

Ryan,

Yes, you can indeed use 205/55R16 with no problems on the 2012 Civic LX with properly fitting wheels.

I currently have 205/70R15 All-Seasons on our 2004 Honda CRV-V. We will be installing a new set of winter tires soon. A local tire installer recommended replacing them with 215/60R16 tires due to availability. Will this different tire size fit?

Hello, I have a 2014 subaru impreza sport limited and I was wondering if 225/50r17 (winter tire with mag) would fit on my car. Thank you!

jonathan,

215/50R17 is the tallest sizing that we've used on the 2014 Impreza Sport without rubbing.

Randy,

Yes, we commonly sell size 215/60R16 tires with 16" wheels that fit the 2004 Honda CR-V with no problem.

Would a set of size 215-65-16 winter tires work on a 2011 CRV EX?The size down calls for 215-70-16.

Hi Gary, awesome information. Thank you for taking the time to respond to our questions. I want to replace tires on my 2004 Honda Accord EX-L 4cyl sedan which currently have P205/60R16 Michelin Energy MXV4 S8 91V GX. I would like to replace these with P215/60R16 Michelin Premier A/S 95V SL BSW. Would this be possible? If so, would this affect performance, fuel economy, or tire tread wear? Thank you.

Justin,

We do not recommend tires as small as 215/65R16 on the 2011 CRV as tires this small of a size negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Steve,

Although we haven't tried this size on your car, 215/60R16 is only about a half inch taller and half inch wider than the 205/60R16 sizing. I cannot say for sure if it will fit, but it seems likely to work fine without significant effects on fuel economy, wear, etc.

I have a 2010 Mazda 6 with 235/45R18, I have an older set of 2 rims from a Mazda 5 with 205/65R16 tires. What would happen if I run the 2 16's on front(winter tires) with the 18's on back (All Season)

I have a 2004 Mustang Base. I'm curious as to wether or not a 235/55R16 will be a wider substitute for the factory 225/55R16.

Can I put two 235/55/r17 at the back aisle while I have 225/50/r17 at the front of my bmw 528xi ?

Collins,

The all wheel drive 528xi requires that all four tires have the same overall diameter. 235/55R17 is quite a bit taller than 225/50R17 so they should not be mixed.

Dallas,

While we haven't tried 235/55R16 on the 2004 Mustang, it is only about a half inch taller and a half inch wider than 225/55R16 so it has a good chance of working.

Realize this is about plus size but wondering. My 2011 Tribute has 235/70R16 and while it is lower will a 235/60 R16 adversely affect the all around performance and economy.

Clars,

We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.

Can I install Pirrelli tires 215/70-17 on a Tiguan that usually requires 235/55-17 tires?

Nathalie,

215/70R17 is quite a bit taller than we've been able to fit on the VW Tiguan without rubbing.

Can I put 215 50R 17 snow tires on my 2016 Acura ILX that normally uses 215 45R 17 all season tires.

Happy (after) Thanksgiving :-)

I have an '01 Audi A4 Quattro with stock 16" rims and 205/55R16 tires installed,...can I plus size to 225/50R16? If so, can you give me the advantages/disadvantages?

please & THANKS & have a great weekend - Jay

Jay,

Yes, you can use 225/50R16 on the 2001 A4 quattro with no problem. The slightly wider tire would result in slightly less deep snow traction but better dry road cornering grip.

Les,

Although we have not tried 215/50R17 on the ILX, I would expect it to fit with no problem.

Can I put 225/60/16 tires with 16" wheels on my 2008 camry hybrid?

Eliezer,

225/60R16 is taller than we've tried to fit on the 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

2012 Acura TL current tires 245/35/ZR20 Can I put on 245/40/R20 to get a little smoother ride?

Marty,

245/35R20 is the largest size we have been able to fit without rubbing on the 2012 Acura TL

I have a 2010 buick lacross with 245/50/R17 on them now. What are my sizing options, please?

Matt,

The subject of this blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. We've fit up to 21" wheels on the 2010 Buick Lacross.

You can view a complete list of sizing options available for this car here : http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=FH8&url=%2Fwheels%2Fwtpack.jsp&camefrom=wtpack&affiliate=FH8

The original tire size on my 2014 Jetta GLI is 225/45/18. Will 225/50/18 snow tires work? I've been given mixed answers so far. The snow tires are in great shape and would hate to see them sitting in my garage unused.

Brian,

225/50R18 is taller than we've tried to fit on the 2010 Jetta GLI, so I am not sure if they would fit, sorry.

I have a 2004 Honda Accord Coupe with 205/60/16 tires and I am wondering what other size configurations are compatible with this?

Thanks,

Zach,

The subject of this particular blog is about plus sizing to larger diameter wheels. We have a variety of options that fit this vehicle. To view the complete list, see our wheel search feature here :

http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=FH8&url=%2Fwheels%2Fwtpack.jsp&camefrom=wtpack&affiliate=FH8

I bought a 2006 Nissan Altima with chrome wheels size 225/35Z R20 and would like to go back to the original tire what size should it be and would I need to do any adjustments or just get the original wheel size

Tini,

In 2006 the Nissan Altima could have come with 215/60R16 or 215/55R16 from the factory. No adjustments would need to be made.

Tini,

In 2006 the Nissan Altima could have come with 215/60R16 or 215/55R16 from the factory. No adjustments would need to be made.

We need rims and tires for a used 2000 passat, tire size seems to be 195/65/15 but getting conflicting info on rims...Internet days 15×6 and garage said 15x7 does it matter?

Sheryl,

195/65R15 tires will fit 15x6 or 15x7 wheels with no problem.

I have 17x7 215/65-17 wheels and tires on a Freestyle ...can I go with a 17x7.5 wheel while keeping the same said tire?

Sean, Yes, you can use the 215/65R17 size tire on a 7.5" wide wheel. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have a 2012 Honda Civic LX Coupe. I am trying to go up to either 16" or 17" tires. What tires would fit?

Bria, There are going to be a number of factors at play including wheel width and offset as well as your suspension. This is probably best discussed via telephone. Please contact Sonny at 1-888-428-8355 ext. 4789

If my car is running tires that are 225 40r 16 and that size is discontinued and almost impossible to find. Could I put tires that are 225 45r 16 on my rims?

Colin, The fit will depend on your year make and model of vehicle as the 45 series is taller. They should however fit on your existing wheels.

my 2004 volvo s60 has 235/45/17 tires on it,can i replace them with 225/65/17 tires? yes or no please

Randy, The 225/65R17 is going to be too tall to use on a 2004 Volvo S60. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Is it possible to substitute 195/60R15 size tires with a 215/55R16 on a 2005 Honda Civic LX? Thanks in advance.

Owen, The 215/55R16 is going to be taller than anything we can guarantee won't rub under full suspension compression. A 205/50R16 or 215/50R16 would normally be seen if you are plus sizing to a 16" wheel.

I am replacing my stock 235/65/R18 rims with 235/55/R20 rims on my 16 QX60 AWD. Will the drive be more stiffer and uncomfortable?? The only reason why I am choosing 20'' over 18'' is if I add tire package to my vehicle when I bought it I would get 20'' stock OEM rims, so if the company itself is using 20'' can I install Enkei ONX 20'' rims for my car and the drive be the same??? Please advise

Hi I am having 2015 kia optima2.4 with tire size 205/65R16, I want to change tire size to 17 to add a 17 inch alloys. Could you please tell me which tire size will good, and there will be any problem to the ABS, brakes , vehicle odo or instrumentation and suspension due to size increase. Thanks

Many thanks. We have relatively new 215/50R16s on a car whose motor finally seized for the last time, and were hoping we might be able to make them do on the civic for a while to save money. I assume this won't work at all, then. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Mahesh, We would normally see a 215/55R17. There will be no issue with the brakes/ABS and no significant difference to the speedometer (only a couple tenths of an inch difference in diameter).

Neil Thomas, Yes, you can absolutely use 20" wheels and tires on your Infiniti. The ride will however be stiffer than the 18" option. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Hi, would I be able to put 245/40r18 tires with 18x9 rims with +38 offset on a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS?

Patrick, Both the wheel and tire are a bit more aggressive than anything we can guarantee will work.

Hi, got a 2006 Forester Cross sports with tire size 215/55R17. Can I upgrade to 225/55R17 without rubing on shocks?

I have an Acura TL 2008. Factory size 235/45R17. I found some 215/55R17 for sale. Will these work? What is the smallest to largest this car can accept?

Steve, The 225 width should not really be the issue, but the overall diameter would taller than anything we can guarantee would fit without rubbing under full suspension compression.

Brian, The 215/55R17 will end up being a little taller than anything we can guarantee fitment on. 235/45R17 and 245/45R17 would be the only 17" recommended sizes.

Can I put 225 50 R 16 tires on my 2004 grand prix gt in place of the 225 60 R 16 tires? Thanks

Mark, The 50 series tires are going to be a fair bit shorter than what we would recommend on your Grand Prix.

Hi, I am looking at purchasing a 2016 Lexus ES300h, and have winter tires that currently fit my 2007 Acura TSX. Winter tires are 215/50r17.

Is it safe/OK to use those on the Lexus?

I have 2011 BMW X3 28I HAVE TIRES SIZE 245 50R 18 MY BOSS GIVING ME HIS BMW TIRES 225 50R 17 winterCAN I FIT IN MY SUV?

I have an 2007 e90 BMW 328i w the sport package, the original fit is 225/45R17 fronts and 255/40R17 rears. I was wondering if I put 245/45R18 fronts and 275/40R18 rears if it would without rubbing.

Ryan, The 50 series would be a little shorter than we would recommend and may be short on load capacity.

Ayyub, Unfortunately the 225/50R17 would be too small for the X3.

Lorenzo, Both the fronts and rears will be taller than anything we can guarantee will fit without rubbing.

I have a 2007 Crown Vic, Car currently has 225/60r16's on it, which are stock.

I am wondering if 245/50r17 would fit without issues (other then betting firmer, and more costly heh)

If the bigger size did fit, would it be worse in the snow?

Thank you for your time!

Dustin, The 245/50R17 will fit the vehicle with the proper 17" wheel. It will likely be worse in the snow as the footprint will be wider than your 225. In the winter you want a narrower footprint to cut through the snow rather than ride on top.

HI, I have ford fussion SE 2011. the tire size is 225 50 17 however can we replace it with 225 55 17 or 215 50 17. which of these two would best replace the Ford recommended. thanks

Ashraf, The 215/50R17 would work best as it is one of our recommended sizes for winter use. -- sonny@tirerack.com

I have 2011 Honda CR-V,and I bought winter tyres 225 65 r 17 ,my friend is selling me his 2009 accord OEM rims of size 225 50 r 17 ,Is it ok to install crv tyres on 2009 accord rims.

I have a 2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan, 195/65R15. I like a bulkier look to my tires. What size is the safest I can go up to keeping the 15" rim size? How about 16"?

Thank you so much for your time!

Kim, The largest we recommend would be a 205/60R15.

I just purchased 2002 Ford Thunderbird. I would like to what is the largest tire and wheel combination that will fit this car. I'm old school, I like ETs or American Racing 5 spoke mags.

hey, I just bought a 2014 honda civic lx sedan with 195/65/15.

I am thinking ordering a larger rims and tires, i would like something that handles better at highway speeds and in snow, i'm thinking wider would be better, when i looked on your site it seems the 17x7 rims popped up with 215/45/17 as the tire size, is this the best or largest width option? and do you know how this might affect gas mileage ...thanks for your time!

Ken, The largest wheel we recommend your be a 19" with 245/35R19: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?autoMake=Ford&autoModel=Thunderbird&autoYear=2002&autoModClar=&package=false&affiliate=GF3

Abram, Though wider tires will handle better on dry roads, they will do worse in winter conditions: http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=126&affiliate=GF3

Please contact Sonny at 888-428-8355 ext# 4789 to discuss options.

Am I okay to go from 235/60-17 to 235/55-17? It's for a 2015 Toyota Sienna LE. What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Jay, The 55 series tire is going to be about an inch shorter than your stock size. It may look a little odd with the shorter tire, but the bigger concern would be load capacity. the physically smaller tire may not have enough load capacity for your vehicle. -- sonny@tirerack.com

Hi, I have a 1999 Honda CRV. What would better fit a 18inch rims? 235/50r18 or 225/45r18? Recently purchased a 18 inch rims and looking for some tires. Thanks!

Daryl, Our recommended fit would be: 235/45R18.

wondering if anyone knows if either of these tire sizes will fit a 2014 Impreza Sport Limited 2.0i:

215/60R17 (Ø27.1")

215/60R16 (Ø26.2")

I'm considering 1" strut spacers all around it that helps with wheel-well clearance. Also wondering will the Ø27.1" clear the lower spring seat on stock struts? That would be easier (and cheaper) to not have to buy new 16" rims.

Thanks!

Hi.

I'm having a 215/60R17 (stock) with 17x6.5" rim on my Outlander sports. And i'm gonna be changing tire & thinking of having a set of 235/55R17. Will it be a wrong decision (counting on the disadvantages)?

Also, can the current 6.5" wide rim still safely handle the widened tire (from 215 to 235)? Since, most of the tire shops i've inquired would usually say it is okay. I guess they're more concerned of getting sale than giving giving best advise.

Hope to hear out good advises.

Joey, In regards to the tire fitting on the wheel, yes, a 235/55R17 will fit on a 6.5" wide wheel. What year is your Outlander?

I got a question. If a Subaru Forester X 2004 share the same bolt pattern of an Audi A4 Quattro 2007?

My 2012 honda accord sedan tire size is 225 50 r17 . It's any problem with 225 60 r16 winter tire ?

Best regard

Tom, Though it is not one of our guaranteed sizes, it would likely work. Normally we recommend a 215/60R16.

Would 20 inch wheels clear on a 2008 pontiac vibe and if so, what tires would I have to use?

I just bought a 2015 Subaru Legacy that has stock rims with winter tires on them. I will need to purchase All Season tires in the Spring. So, I'm looking for an extra set of rims. I found some 17"x7 rims that match the lug pattern. Will these fit the stock tire size of 225/55 R17?

Jeff, Yes, a 225/55R17 will fit just fine on a 7" wide wheel.

I've got a 97 mustang v6. I just got 2 new 205 65 r15 tires on. Noticed other 2 are bad. I've got other tires & wheels that are bigger but didn't know if it's even an option. They're 215 60 r16. Thank you very much for your time & consideration.

I have a set of Hankook Winter Icept Evo Snow tires 215/65/R16 that I would like to mount on my 2013 Mazdaspeed3, I have steelies from a 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv which are 16x6.5. Will the tires mount on the wheels?

I have a 2010 Honda Accord Coupe. Will 18.5" rims with a 38 offset work on this car? If so will 245 40 18 tires fit? Honda uses a 235 45 18 on their V6 Coupes but the specs I saw compare the stock 225 50 17's better with the 245 40 18 size.

I have a 2006 Subaru Forester with 215/60/16, can I downsize to a 215/60/15?

Laminnie, A 15 inch wheel will not fit over the brake caliper on your Forester so 16 inch wheels are your smallest wheel option.

Can I run a 205/55/r16 wheel on a 2013 Civic EX ?

if i have 235/45 R17 on my car

can i change to rims and tyres of 215/50/R17

or combine both together??

Ivan, What is the year, make and model of your vehicle?

Mike, With the proper 16" diameter wheel that is 5.5-7.5" wide the vehicle will accept a 205/55R16. I have included a link to the appropriate tires: https://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=EA1&url=/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp&width=205%2F&ratio=55&diameter=16&autoMake=Honda&autoYear=2013&autoModel=Civic+Sedan&autoModClar=EX&sortCode=44950&sortValue=22&priceFilter=400&tab=All&EAF=Y&affiliate=FK8

I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue. I was wondering,Can I put 225 50z r17 tires on it?

Hi, I have a 2004 Subaru wrx with 205/55r16 tires, I was wondering if I could squeeze them onto a 17x7" rim? Thanks

Trevor, That would not be an issue. The rim width range for the 205/55R16 is 5.5-7.5".

have an 08 aura with 225/50/17, would 225/65/17 tires fit?

I have a 2009 chevy malibu lt 2.4L the tire size now is 215 55R17 my question is can I put a larger tire like a 225 65R17 on my car without any significant issues? Thanks.

Derek,

The 225/65R17 is significantly larger than we can guarantee to fit. If you are looking for a wider tire the 235/50R17 would be the best options. When you start looking at taller tires the speedometer will be off and you risk rubbing.

On a 2011 Nissan Maxima SV, can I installed starndard (non-low profile) tires on these same rims without any performance issues? Thank you

Don, The low profile you are referring to is the sidewall of the tire. In order to get a taller profile the sidewall must also increase. The issue is the tire will rub on the inside fender so you cannot simply put a taller tire on. I would recommend getting a smaller diameter wheel to achieve your desired result.

Can I use 245/65/17R tires on my 2013 subaru legacy instead of the 215/50/17R that are standard?

Paul,

The 245/65R17 is going to be allmost 4" taller and an inch wider than what we can recommend for the vehicle. You would likely need to modify the vehicle to fit that size. -- archer@tirerack.com

Can you take a 1992 Mercedes 300D from stock 195/65R15 to 215/55R15?

I currently have worn out 205/60R15 tires, looking for quieter ride with better traction, I know that the tires will be heavier and reduce fuel economy, also will the new tires be much harder on my steering geometry?

Hello - I have an Infiniti M35x 2008 with 245/45R18 and Nissan Maxima 2010 with the same size wheels and tires, can I use 245/35R19 as my new set up?

hi, can I use a 245/55/18 on a 2005 g35 coupe for the rear tires