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May 31, 2009, 12:49 am

Jeff 
 

Question: Its tire have 205/65VR15 -- can I put 205/70R15 on the car?

Its tire have 205/65VR15 -- can I put 205/70R15 on the car?


June 2, 2009, 1:15 pm

Elizabeth K
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205/65-15 are stock for your car, you can read find all sorts of info aboutchanging tire dimensions at the following link:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=46


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June 2, 2009, 1:17 pm

Jeff 
 

but can I put the other size 15 tire on or not?


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June 2, 2009, 1:19 pm

Jeff 
 

the 65-15 may be standard for my car, but I am simply asking if i can put the 70-15s on.


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June 2, 2009, 2:53 pm

Elizabeth K
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You can go with a 215/60-15, but I would not run a 205/70. Other techs may have different opinions on that, which is why I sent you the link. It's a good question to ask a few different tire guys, and see if they all agree. If they don't, then avoid the non-standard size.


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