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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject:  smaller tires Reply with quote

is it ok to run 215/65/16?


in the front? these tires are rated to 98t.

The thing I noted about these tires are it's so much easier to steer with them in general compared to 225 tires,

the steering feels right and feels like my dads 2013 Toyota corolla .



the 225s I had were bald lost control from a small puddle of water.( run off from sprinklers.)

Luckily I was able to regain control and complete my left turn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Generally you don't want to go any smaller than the OE tire size (225/60R16) since you aren't putting as much tread on the road, but they will hold the proper amount of weight and overall diameter is nearly the same.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Generally you don't want to go any smaller than the OE tire size (225/60R16) since you aren't putting as much tread on the road, but they will hold the proper amount of weight and overall diameter is nearly the same.



these are temporary tires tell I get the

outer tie rods and wheel hub done(bad sensor )


Plus I noticed a advantage with these is that the Transmission is not kicking when shifting into second .
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

215/65/16 are 27" tall and 8.5" wide
225/60/16 are 26.6" tall and 8.9" wide

just FYI

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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215/65/16 are 27" tall and 8.5" wide
225/60/16 are 26.6" tall and 8.9" wide

just FYI



I actually like the taller tires in the front



It's made quite a difference in how the car drives and feels on the road..
the ride is smoother as well

it feels like I'm driving a smaller car as well and not a big boat car
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Plus I noticed a advantage with these is that the Transmission is not kicking when shifting into second .

this wouldnt have nothing to do with tires. the kicking you feeling is lack of pressure if you hold 1st till you reach 2k or so then shift it wont kick. it has to do with building up line pressure.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I doubt that small of a difference in size makes that much of a difference in driving. I'd guess it has to do more with the actual tire itself (brand, style, tread pattern, condition, age, etc)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Impala_03 wrote:

Plus I noticed a advantage with these is that the Transmission is not kicking when shifting into second .

this wouldnt have nothing to do with tires. the kicking you feeling is lack of pressure if you hold 1st till you reach 2k or so then shift it wont kick. it has to do with building up line pressure.


I'm not sure I'd say it has NOTHING, to do with the tires. If the newer tires are substantially lighter than the other tires it could impact the way the transmission feels quite a bit. I know that when my transmission was shot, putting the factory (much lighter) wheels and tires back on the car, the problem wasn't as bad as with the KV5s on the car.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I doubt that small of a difference in size makes that much of a difference in driving. I'd guess it has to do more with the actual tire itself (brand, style, tread pattern, condition, age, etc)


+1 you can completely change the understeer budget of the car (which all vehicles are set up for) by changing the tires, and tire pressure too
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Pitch Black SS wrote:
I doubt that small of a difference in size makes that much of a difference in driving. I'd guess it has to do more with the actual tire itself (brand, style, tread pattern, condition, age, etc)


+1 you can completely change the understeer budget of the car (which all vehicles are set up for) by changing the tires, and tire pressure too



it was easier to negotiate this turn with out hitting the curb or having to back up and make adjustments when turning.


I did not have the turn the wheel all the way to were it makes the struggling noise for the power steering .


it's a really hard turn since they have Concrete STOPPER poles on each side

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:24 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

When I bought my current Impala used, it had 215/65/R15 tires and still does actually. I don't notice a difference.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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When I bought my current Impala used, it had 215/65/R15 tires and still does actually. I don't notice a difference.

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume they were 16's. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
Frank4202 wrote:
When I bought my current Impala used, it had 215/65/R15 tires and still does actually. I don't notice a difference.

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume they were 16's. Wink


Oops. You're right. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Frank wrote:
Frank4202 wrote:
When I bought my current Impala used, it had 215/65/R15 tires and still does actually. I don't notice a difference.

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume they were 16's. Wink


Oops. You're right. Laughing


these guys at the shop were over pressurized the tire it had 40PSI Shocked


I'll chalk them to get the correct pressure...
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Frank wrote:
Frank4202 wrote:
When I bought my current Impala used, it had 215/65/R15 tires and still does actually. I don't notice a difference.

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume they were 16's. Wink


Oops. You're right. Laughing


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