Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:29:23 GMT
From: Bill Jackson <wjacksonnospamester.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Changing tire size on a 9.5


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 1150294799.895363.286690nospam000cwb.googlegroups.com, "Michael Hudson" <mahnospamotcommunications.com> 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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