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Can I install this tire size?

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grapenut
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Can I install this tire size?

Post by grapenut » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:48 am

Hi...I have a 2006 Freestyle SEL... original tire size is 215/65/R17... but I was gifted a set of 235/55/R17 winter tires. Can I install this size without major issue? I understand it is slightly smaller and may throw the odometer off by about a 1mile every 100. I am trying to nurse this vehicle thru another couple years...Thanks in advance....

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Re: Can I install this tire size?

Post by jas88 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:52 am

You might have some rubbing since the 55 is wider than the 65 but only one way to tell for sure.
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Re: Can I install this tire size?

Post by grapenut » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:58 am

Thanks for the reply ...how much wider, do you know? Right now I am using 18" rims with 225/60/18 with no rubbing issues

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Re: Can I install this tire size?

Post by jas88 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:07 am

I do not know but you can get those specs at tirerack.com.
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Re: Can I install this tire size?

Post by knowitall » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:51 am

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech ... p?techid=7

Tire sizes are measured in millimeters so the difference between the first number of both the OE and tire you are being given (width of tire) is 235-215 = 20 mm = 20/25.4 = 0.78 inches.

So OE tire size width is 215/25.4 = 8.46". The width of tire you want to put on is 235/25.4 = 9.25".

You could measure about .40" (0.78/2) from each end of your existing OE tire to see if there will be rubbing.

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Re: Can I install this tire size?

Post by grapenut » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:40 am

Thanks all...I think I will take a pass and just buy the proper size.

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