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artgod33 09-03-2009 09:29 AM

Quick tire question
 
Found a good deal on some new tires

I currently run 4 205/55/r16 from the dealer

The new tires are 2 205 and 2 215.

215's will fit in the rear correct?

Blocked Out 09-03-2009 11:08 AM

ya you're good

BMWespresso 09-03-2009 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artgod33 (Post 10562972)
Found a good deal on some new tires

I currently run 4 205/55/r16 formt he dealer

The new tires are 2 205 and 2 215.

215's will fit in the rear correct?

do a search on Tire Size Calculator, it will be a bit larger on diameter

VMRWheels 09-03-2009 12:55 PM

http://www.csgnetwork.com/tireinfo4calc.html, you can use this to see how much different the rolling circumferences might be. What's the aspect ratio of the 215's?

-Steve@VMR

FCPGroton 09-03-2009 02:12 PM

You should not have a problem with the 215's in the rear. What is the brand of tire? Just make sure they are all the same tire.

Chris-TK 09-03-2009 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blocked Out (Post 10563361)
ya you're good

Not necessarily.

What are the profiles of the 215s? Sure a 215 or 225 can work, but it depends on the profile to maintain the proper overall rolling diameter.

artgod33 09-03-2009 03:21 PM

Exactly the same 2 michelin energy mxv4 plus 205/55r16 and 2 michelin energy mxv4 plus 215/55r16

I have 4 michelin energy mxv4 plus 205/55r16 on there right now.

then my spare would even still be the same.

I've had a bad luck year in tires. 2 nails in 2 sidewalls (different tires) and a bubble from a mysterious non curbing when my wife used the car.

My luck in tires and curbs (and bad city streets commuting to Boston everyday) is the real reason I am still on 16s and not moved to 18s which would look so, so pretty!

:)

Chris-TK 09-03-2009 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artgod33 (Post 10564533)
Exactly the same 2 michelin energy mxv4 plus 205/55r16 and 2 michelin energy mxv4 plus 215/55r16

I have 4 michelin energy mxv4 plus 205/55r16 on there right now.

then my spare would even still be the same.

I've had a bad luck year in tires. 2 nails in 2 sidewalls (different tires) and a bubble from a mysterious non curbing when my wife used the car.

My luck in tires and curbs (and bad city streets commuting to Boston everyday) is the real reason I am still on 16s and not moved to 18s which would look so, so pretty!

:)

Yeah that should be fine.

Kubica 09-03-2009 03:26 PM

Why not just get the same tires all the way around?

artgod33 09-04-2009 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubica (Post 10564557)
Why not just get the same tires all the way around?

Because I like asking dumb questions on public forums. :craig:

No I found thes 4 tires on Craigslist for oh about $400 cheaper than tire rack.

Just picked them up, they are brand freakin new... probably obtained by questionable means... but I didn't ask. :shhh:


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