Your tire 185/65R15 is narrower, 195/65R15 is fatter, only 10 mm wider, their diameters are the same. **Sure, you can use them all, because they fit rim 15 inches in diameter** (If it is measured the ID of the rim, it is 15″ but the OD is 16 and 1/2 inches.).

**Can I replace my tires with a different size?**

**It’s possible to change the size of your tires without actually changing the diameter**. One example is if you want larger rims – you can buy tires that compensate for the larger rims by reducing the “height” of the outer tire.

**Can I use 195 60R15 instead of 185 65R15?**

Thanks. Assuming 185/65R15 is your stock tyre size, **195/60R15 will be a better alternative** as it is only 1% difference in terms of circumference. Your odo, speedo, etc will still be fairly accurate.

**Can the wrong size tire damage your car?**

Unfortunately, altering the tire size of a vehicle without thorough and careful consideration is a decision that can really bite. **Fitting the wrong tire size can cause damage to a vehicle**, and is a real safety hazard as well.

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## What size tires are 195 65R15?

195/65R15 tires are **25.0″ tall, have a section width of 7.7″, and fit wheels with a diameter of 15**. The circumference is 78.4″ that translates into 808 revolutions per mile. As a rule, they can be mounted on the wheels with 15″ x 5.5-7″ rim width.

## Can you change tire size on the same rim?

**You can change the size of your tires with the same rims, as long as the tire and rims have the same internal diameter**. Tires are flexible, however, so the width and height may be changed. Be sure to pay attention to manufacturer specifications when choosing tires.

## Can I use 185 tires instead of 165?

**Yes you can fit it**. It fits perfectly provided you change the rim/alloys to 15 inches. It will be extra cost for you. If you are changing rim/alloys to 15 inches than it’s fine otherwise you can fit 185/70R14, 195/65R14 and 205/60R14 with the existing rim/alloys.

## Do tires have to be exact size?

How to make sure that rims will work with tires? Width and diameter are the two factors that determine tire and rim compatibility. **For diameter you’ll need to be sure that your tires and wheels are an exact match**, e.g. a 215/65R17 tire will only fit on a 17″ diameter wheel.

## Is it OK to go up one tire size?

As a general rule of thumb, **it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim**. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.

## What is the difference between 195 60R15 and 195 65R15?

195 is the with of the tire in millimeters(mm). 60 or 65 is the percent of the sidewall height relative to the width also in mm. At 60 the sidewall height is 117 mm, at 65 the sidewall is 126.75mm. A difference of **9.75 mm**.

## What does the 185 mean on tires?

The 185 indicates this tire is **185 millimeters across from the widest point of its outer sidewall to the widest point of its inner sidewall** when mounted and measured on a specified width wheel.

## What does the 195 mean on a tire?

195 – This is **the maximum width of the tyre, under conditions in which the vehicle is fully loaded**, and in our example as you may have guessed, this comes to a maximum of 195 mm. 65 – Represents the ratio between the width and height of the tyre from the rim.

## What happens if you put a bigger size tire on your car?

When you put bigger tires on your car, SUV, crossover, or light truck, **you raise the vehicle’s clearance** — increasing body roll and load transfer, which may negatively impact your car’s balance and speed.

## Can I use 185 tires instead of 205?

1) Will the Nokians fit on your existing wheels? **Going from a 205 width down to a 185 is quite a difference**.

## What happens if your wheels are too big?

If your wheel and tire package ends up being heavier, this will **affect acceleration and fuel economy**. Acceleration will be less and so will fuel economy. Steering may also become heavier.

## How tall is a 185 tire?

Tire Size Calculator – Tire & Wheel Plus Sizing BETA

Unit: Imperial Imperial Metric | |
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Overall Diameter | 24.47 in |

Sidewall Height | 4.73 in |

Radius | 12.23 in |

Circumference | 76.87 in |

## What size rim do I need for a 195 65R15?

The answer would be: “Rim widths corresponding to the tire size 195/65 R15 are: **5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0 inches**“.

## What size is a 195 tire?

195/50R15 tires have a **diameter of 22.7″, a section width of 7.7″, and a wheel diameter of 15″**. The circumference is 71.2″ and they have 890 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 5.5-7″ wide wheels.

## What if my tires are different sizes?

If you continually use mismatched tires and wheels **they will wear out unevenly and can cause problems later down the road**. If you choose to drive your vehicle with mismatched wheels the same issues can result. Mismatched wheels will fit each tire differently causing uneven wear and tear.

## What if one tire is a different size?

A: The mismatched tire is a dangerous situation. **It should be replaced with the proper size immediately**. And they have placed the tire on the worst possible end of the car, the rear. Mis-sized rear tires can lead to a loss of control under hard braking (the car can spin).

## Can I use 195 tires instead of 205?

If you want better fuel economy or want to spend less, than you can go with a narrower tire. For example, **you can install a 195 tire in place of a 205 tire**.

## Can I fit 185 tyres instead of 175?

Yes. The 185 is the width of the tire. **Most rims that support a 175mm wide tires will easily handle a 185mm wide tire**. 185/70R15 is a typical tire size.

## Can I fit 175 tyres instead of 165?

**Yes you can fit 175/65 R 14 in place of 165/70 R 14**. Overall ti will be 0.6% smaller than the stock tyres.

## What is the difference between 185 and 175 tire?

**The 185 would have a diameter of 24.65 inches while the 175 would have a diameter of 24.02 inches**. The section width, or thickness of the tires differs is slightly more noticeable. The 185 would be 7.28 inches wide while the 175 is 6.89 inches wide.

## Does the middle number in tire size matter?

**The two-digit number after the slash mark in a tire size is the aspect ratio**. For example, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire’s width. The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire’s sidewall will be.

## What happens if I put smaller tires on my truck?

Smaller tires **can cause inaccurate information from your speedometer and odometer, create transmission shifting issues, cause anti-lock brakes to malfunction, and may even trip your check engine light**.

## How do you know if a tire will fit your car?

**Use the Goodyear Tire Finder, our tire size calculator, to help you find the right tire to fit your vehicle**. There are two ways to use the tire finder. The first, and most popular, is to use your vehicle information. The second is to use the numbers you see on your tire’s sidewall.

## Do you need an alignment after changing tire size?

**When the tire size is different from the factory, a car’s alignment will need to be adjusted after a tire change**. This is because tires that are wider or taller than original equipment tires stretch the suspension slightly and cause changes in camber and caster angles, as well as toe angles.

## Are oversized tires bad?

A taller overall tire can rub on the wheel well or suspension if it’s incorrectly matched with the wheel and vehicle. **An oversized tire can significantly decrease the turning radius of your vehicle**. Wider tires can hydroplane more easily on wet surfaces.

## Do bigger tires hurt transmission?

This includes the drivetrain, transmission, brake system, and all the associated parts within those systems. This can also affect your odometer and speedometer as **larger tires will have a larger circumference, causing you to travel a little bit further per each complete tire rotation**.