Tires

Tiny
NORTIMUS
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  • 2000 VOLVO V70
  • 80,000 MILES
Volvo V70 wagon, 2000. Can the 195/60 R-15 tires be replaced with 205/65 R15? Any downside?
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Saturday, December 25th, 2010 AT 12:03 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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We only recommend direct fit parts. However, the tire is going to be higher. The concern is will it rub when turning or hit any of the parts under the vehicle. I would recommend installing one and checking. As far as downsides, the vehicle will not handle as well. The lower profile / wider tire is better for that purpose. One last thought, it may have a small affect on the speedometer. The larger diameter tire will take longer to make a full rotation. Thus, it spins the axle slower.

All of these things add up to why we only recommend what the manufacture recommends. They designed it.
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 9:20 PM

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