Can You Change The Size Of Tires On A Car??

When changing the car’s original wheels and tires, the general rule of thumb is that you can go up or down by one inch.

For example, if your car is currently riding on 17-in wheels, you can reduce the size to 16 inches.

If you want to change your car’s wheel size, there are a number of resources that can help.

How do I know what tires will fit my car?

How to Read a Tire Sidewall

  • Metric, or tire type, defines the proper use of the tire.
  • Tire width is the width of the tire measured in mm from sidewall to sidewall.
  • Aspect ratio is the ratio of the height of the tire’s cross-section to its width.
  • Construction tells you how the layers of the tire were put together.

What size tires will fit my truck?

Depending on your vehicle make and model, you can sometimes fit up to 33″ tires on your truck if it is un-lifted. Although bigger ones might fit, they can interfere you’re your vehicles balance and suspension. However, if your truck is lifted it could accommodate tires of 37″ or more depending on the size of the lift.

Can you put a different tire size on the same rim?

Because tires have flexible sidewalls, a single tire size will fit on a variety of rim widths. The width of the rim will influence the width of the tire. A tire mounted on a narrow rim would be “narrower” than if the same size tire was mounted on a wide rim.

Is it OK to put bigger tires on your car?

So the answer to “Can I Put Larger Tires and Wheels on My Vehicle”? is for the most part, yes. There are certain conditions and situations that will limit how much larger of a tire and wheel application you can install, but generally, larger tires and wheels can be installed on almost any vehicle.

Can wrong size tires damage car?

Tires do matter, incorrect tire sizes can cause serious damage to your vehicle not to mention a safety hazard. Putting on the wrong size tires on some cars and trucks will destroy the transmission cause damage to the suspension.

How do I know what size my tire rims are?

How to Match Tires to the Rim Size

  1. Set the rim upright as if it were mounted on a vehicle.
  2. Measure the width of the rim from the inside of one bead to the inside of the other bead.
  3. Multiply the width in inches by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).
  4. Measure the overall height of the rim and round down for the diameter.

How big are my tires in inches?

The first number on a metric tire is the width in millimeters. Divide this number by 25.4 to get the inch equivalent as there is 25.4 mm in 1 inch. The third number generally preceded by an “R” is the wheel diameter. The sidewall or aspect ratio are used in metric tire sizes to determine the overall height of a tire.

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