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Old 09-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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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
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #4
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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?

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Old 09-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:15 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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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!

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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.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #9
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Why not just get the same tires all the way around?
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:30 PM   #10
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Why not just get the same tires all the way around?
Because I like asking dumb questions on public forums.

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.
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