Date: 14 Jun 2006 14:17:43 -0700
From: "Michael Hudson" <>
Subject: Re: Changing tire size on a 9.5

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. > Thanks for the reply, Bill. There already are 205's on the front wheels, so the wheels will fit the tires. The way I figure it, using the "width divided by 25.4 x the %" formula I found on a tire site, the sidewall height of the stock tire is 4.66"; the height of the 205's would be 4.84", a difference of .18". Do you think that would work? Thanks again, Michaek

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