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**.

**Whats the difference between 195 and 205 Tyres?**

A 205 is (suprisingly enough) **10mm wider overall than a 195**, depending on the individual brand that 10mm increase is generally 5mm extra width in the water clearance channels and 5mm extra width in the tread section so as well as wider clearance channel’s, you are getting more rubber on the road.

**Will 205 55R16 fit 195 65R15?**

Show activity on this post. I have 205/55 R 16 tires on my Hyundai I30 and have a set of five wheels for same which will take 195/65 R 15 tires. The outside diameter of the wheels/tires are exactly the same, as **the spare will still fit snugly in its place**.

**What size rim does a 205 tire fit?**

A 205/75R15 size trailer tire has an overall diameter of 27-inches when inflated and will fit on four different widths of rim: **5-inch, 5-1/2-inch, 6-inch and 6-1/2-inch**. Tire sizes of 13-inches and larger will fit on multiple rim widths.

Related Question Answers:

## Can I change my tire size without changing rims?

Wheels and tires are not interchangeable words. Tires are a part of the wheel setup. For instance, your vehicle has a set size of rims, but **you can buy different sizes of tires to fit those rims, as long as the middle of the tires is the correct size**.

## 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.

## What does 205 mean on a tire?

The first three numbers (205) indicate **the width of the tire tread in millimeters**. 60 is the aspect ratio or profile of tire. This is indicated in percentage of the tire width. “R” stands for the construction method of the tire indicating the tire is a radial tire.

## Can I use 205 60R16 instead of 195 60R16?

**205/60R16 has a ~5% larger diameter than your 195/60R16**. Assuming that they fit in your wheel arches, here are the effects you should be looking at: Your speedo will be off. You’d be driving 5% more than what it reads.

## Are 205 and 215 tires interchangeable?

**Physically they should fit on the rim and tire without issue**. The difference is going to be the rolling distance is a bit shorter for the new (to you) tires. 215 to 205 is 1cm difference in width.

## Can 205 55r16 replace 195 55r16?

**No, absolutely not**.

## Can I use 205 60r16 instead of 205 55r16?

**Yes.** **It will have a slightly lower sidewall height, but should work fine**.

## What is the difference between 195 65r15 and p195 60r15?

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**.

## How do you know if tires will fit rims?

**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. There’s a bit more flexibility when it comes to wheel widths.

## How wide 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.

## Can I use 195 tires instead of 185?

Actually, pulling up an example on TireRack.com, I see that a 195/60 R15 will work on a 5.5″ to 7″ rim, so the simple answer to your question is: **Yes a 195 is fine on a 185 spec rim**. You will increase the tire height by 12mm with a 195/60 vs a 185/60.

## How big of rims can I fit?

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.

## How much does it cost to swap rims?

Changing and replacing your tire rims can cost anywhere from **$200 to $500 per wheel**, or $800 to $2,000 for your entire car. The exact price of the service will depend on the kind of car you drive and the shop that you choose, but it’s unlikely that you’ll find a shop that will replace them for less than $200.

## How much difference in tire size is acceptable?

When changing tire sizes, we recommend staying within **3% of the diameter/height of the original tire**. Any more than this and you face the risk of brake failure.

## Does rim width matter?

HOW DOES RIM WIDTH CHANGE PERFORMANCE? Another reason rim width is so important is because **it has a direct impact on how your vehicle performs**. Here’s how: if you increase your rim width while keeping the same size tire, the extra width makes the tire slightly wider and tightens up the sidewall.

## Can I put bigger rims on my car?

**In most cases, the answer is yes**. No one can deny the aesthetic appeal of having larger tires and wheels on your car, light truck or SUV. Adding a larger tire and wheel combination to your vehicle is referred to as “plus sizing” such as a “plus one” or “plus two” fitment.

## Is it safe to change tire size?

Installing larger wheels and tires, also known as “plus-sizing,” can affect the accuracy of its speedometer and odometer, handling, steering response and more. **If done incorrectly, changing the tire size can be detrimental to the safety of your vehicle**.

## Are wider tires better?

There’s a reason why the majority of cars have wide rather than narrow tires. Overall, **wider tires are better for dry surfaces and for high-performance vehicles**. Greater surface area allows for better day-to-day traction and durability.

## What size tires will fit 16 inch rims?

Tire Sizes by Wheel Diameter

16″ Options | ||
---|---|---|

185/55-16 | 215/60-16 | 235/80-16 |

185/60-16 | 215/65-16 | 235/85-16 |

195/45-16 | 215/70-16 | 245/45-16 |

195/50-16 | 215/75-16 | 245/50-16 |

## How much wider is a 215 tire than a 205?

With the information we have now, we know that the main difference between a 205 tire and a 215 tire is in width, which is **10 mm** more on the 215.

## What size tires are on a 2009 Scion XD?

## Which tire is wider 205 or 225?

**The 205 is 27.1 inches tall and the 225 is 28.4 inches tall**. The 225 has higher capacities available for it as well. Generally people go to the bigger size when they need more capacity than what the 205 offers.

## Can you use 205 tires instead of 225?

Expert Reply: **You can certainly change your trailer tires to a narrower 205mm width as long as your wheels are 6- or 6-1/2-inches in width**. These are the only size wheels that can take both 225mm and 205mm tire sizes.