Car tire sizes

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Ross, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I'll admit to a deficiency that keeps me from remembering what tire sizes mean and just how interchangeable they are. I was given a near mint condtion Buick Regal, great tires but they are snow tires and noisy. I have some Toyo 215 70R 15's that I'd like to put on this beast, but it takes 205 70R 15's. Will there be a problem?
     
  2. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They should be fine - there are only 10mm wider - they will look a little "bulge-ier" and since 70% or 215 is more than 70% of 205 they will be a little taller - the import tuner crowd will not be impressed. lol Also, your speedo will be off by about 2 percent (showing you going slower than you really are).