Can I change a 225-55-17 tire with a slightly taller 215-60-17? Aside from the speedometer being off a bit will there be any other issues?

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  • 1 month ago

    A 225-55-17 tire will roll 778 revolutions per mile. It will also support 1,609 lbs. per tire

    A 215-60-17 tire will roll 766 revolutions per mile.  It will support 1,565 lbs per tire.

    As you can see, the 215-60-17 has a larger circumference and rolls 12 less revolutions which means your speedometer will read 1-2 miles slower. More importantly the 215-60-15 is able too carry 44 lbs. less weight per tire.

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  • 1 month ago

    not if you replace them all, i did this no issues

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Are you changing one tire or all 4?

    If you're changing all 4, as long as the tires fit properly on the rim, the slightly taller tires do not rub against any of the suspension or body components and the different size is still at or above the vehicle's tire load index minimum, you're fine.

    But if you're changing only one tire with a different size, that can, depending on the vehicle, cause all sorts of problems.

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  • YKhan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The speedometer and odometer won't be off by a bit, it'll be off by quite a lot. The difference is 1.9%! Anything over 1% is considered too large.

    • Dan
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      Your calculation is way off

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  • 1 month ago

    If you have ABS brakes it will likely trigger the ABS pump all the time.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • arther
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    probably not unless you raise the suspension the taller wheels will probably foul the body or inner guards somewhere

    • Dimo
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      1/5" radius will not require any changes.

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    the smaller tires will carry LESS weight ......................

  • glcang
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    As long as the rims are that same ...no problem

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