Tire size help needed

Tiny
AMYJTIPPING
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 270,000 MILES
Hi can I put r13 on the front and r 14 on the back of my car for a couple of days driving around safely without damaging my car?
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Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 AT 2:06 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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The actual size of the tire is what matters, not so much the rim size. For instance the stock 175/70 R13 tire is around 23 inches in diameter. To get the same diameter in a 14 inch tire you would need a 165/65 R14 would be real close. However a tire like a 185/70 14 would be much larger and wouldn't fit without hitting.
As long as the diameter is close and the tire clears it shouldn't cause many problems. I wouldn't try driving in snow or bad weather though as the tires likely won't have the same tread pattern, that can be much worse than being the wrong size.
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Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 AT 3:38 PM

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