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?
- 8 months 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.
- 8 months ago
not if you replace them all, i did this no issues
- Jay PLv 78 months 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.
- Anonymous8 months 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.
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- thebax2006Lv 78 months ago
If you have ABS brakes it will likely trigger the ABS pump all the time.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- artherLv 58 months ago
probably not unless you raise the suspension the taller wheels will probably foul the body or inner guards somewhere
- RickLv 78 months ago
the smaller tires will carry LESS weight ......................
- glcangLv 78 months ago
As long as the rims are that same ...no problem