Tires

Can I put a smaller size tire on staggered rear rims which will allow me to use the same size tire on all four staggered rims?

Can I put a smaller size tire on staggered rear rims which will allow me to use the same size tire on all four staggered rims?
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  • Vovich Mechanicovich

The problem you have is that your rear wheels are wider than your front wheels, so your rear rims are wider than your front rims. You can't put a narrower width tire on a rim than it is designed for as it won't make contact with the rim.

  1. Can I put same size tires on staggered rims?
  2. Will different size tires affect transmission?
  3. Can you run two different size tires on the same axle?
  4. Can I rotate staggered tires?
  5. Is it better to have staggered wheels?
  6. What does staggered wheel mean?
  7. What happens if you use the wrong tire size?
  8. Are mismatched tires a problem?
  9. Can I use a 205 tire instead of 215?
  10. Can you use different size tires than recommended?
  11. Can you put 245 tires on 225 rims?
  12. Can mismatched tires cause vibration?

Can I put same size tires on staggered rims?

in all reality the tires will fit just fine. They just won't be staggered. what would you do? The relative cost would be cut in half, but I wouldn't be taking full advantage of the wider wheels out back other than the visual lip difference.

Will different size tires affect transmission?

Wrong size tires do not damage the transmission. Although ill-fitting tires do not directly impact the transmission, it does impact the overall performance of the vehicle. Wrong size tires can cause a safety hazard as well as cause structural damage to the vehicle.

Can you run two different size tires on the same axle?

Long story short: Yes, it is a problem to have two tires of different sizes on the front (or back) of your car. Having two different-sized tires on the same axle is generally not a good thing. ... Sometimes, people choose to put larger tires on the rear axle of their vehicle for handling reasons, cosmetic reasons, etc.

Can I rotate staggered tires?

Vehicles with staggered fitment tires or wheels cannot be rotated in the preferred or alternate rotation patterns. ... If the tires are directional they can be rotated side to side, but in order to do so, they will need to be dismounted and reinstalled facing the opposite direction.

Is it better to have staggered wheels?

Why Have Staggered Wheels and Tires? ... The idea behind the staggered wheel and tire sizes is that by putting larger tires on the rear drive wheels, you will get better cornering, better braking, and more power on the road. Those wider rear wheels will mean better traction, especially in the summer and on dry pavement.

What does staggered wheel mean?

A staggered fitment is also referred to as a staggered application. Basically, it means that the wheels on the back of the vehicle are a different size than those on the front. Wider wheels are usually run on the back, for example a 19x8 on the front and 19x9. 5 on the rear.

What happens if you use the wrong tire size?

If your tire is too short, it will affect your car by showing a fast speedometer, will give you a lower top speed, will require less torque to get your vehicle moving, and will cause you worse gas mileage at highway speeds (due to having to run the engine at a higher speed to maintain the same speed).

Are mismatched tires a problem?

A car with mismatched front and back tires should still be usable, especially if it is a two wheel drive vehicle. ... If the tires are different sizes then they may also wear at different rates, and you'll be shopping for new tires sooner than you think. Functionally, mismatched tires will wear out at different rates.

Can I use a 205 tire instead of 215?

205 is fine but you'll also yield a shorter sidewall if you stay with the same aspect ratio (the second number on your tires). ... In short if your factory size is 215/45, don't just buy 205/45 tires because they will be too small. Your speedometer will read faster and your engine will rev higher on the highway.

Can you use different size tires than recommended?

It's possible to change the size of your tires without actually changing the diameter. ... Generally, you don't want to go with tires that have a diameter that is more than 3% different from the factory tires. It's also a good idea to consult with a trusted mechanic before switching to larger or smaller tires.

Can you put 245 tires on 225 rims?

Can you put 245 tires on 225 rims? Yes, you could. As long as both of tires have the same diameter, you can use them. In this case the diameter is 18 for both.

Can mismatched tires cause vibration?

Tires often cause car vibration. When tire tread is too low or unevenly distributed on a tire, it can cause a car to vibrate at high and low speeds. An unbalanced tire can be the cause of vibration for a car as well. A vibrating car can be a signal to the owner that a tire is defective or about to come apart.

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