Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:23:44 -0400
From: cs <cobsnospamnet>
Subject: Re: Changing tire size on a 9.5

If I'm calculating this right, the 205/60's will be 1.175197 inches higher, which is likely freaking huge - considering that people will spend upwards a $1,000 to lower a 9000 about an inch. On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:29:23 GMT, Bill Jackson <> wrote: >The issue will be total tire width and total tire height > >The meaning of the tire sizes is as follows (use your 215/55-16) > >215 mm tread width >55 % of that width as sidewall height >16 is the wheel diameter > >So, you can find the tread width of both tires easily. The issue here will >be how they fit on the wheels that you have. Are they wide enough? > >You can compute the height, got to convert mm to inches or back, but it's >not that hard. You really shouldn't change the height of the tire all that >much since it'll impact the speedo and can rub on things. > > > > >On 6/14/06 10:19 AM, in article >, "Michael Hudson" ><> wrote: > >> Greetings. I've a '02 9.5, which calls for tires sized 215/55-16. As >> it happens, I got this car used a few months back and I need to put new >> tires on it. There are Michelins on the rear in the size called for, >> and Cooper something-or-others on the front, sized 205/55-16. My >> question is this: Can I safely put tires sized 205/60-16 on this car? >> I'm considering this move, very frankly, because the tires are brand >> new and free. A hard-to-beat combo. Of course, I don't want to do >> anything that would negatively affect the >> safety/handling/stability/ride and so forth of the car. >> >> Opinions gratefully received, and thanks. >> >> M >>

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