# Question: Can You Increase Tire Width?

## Can you put different width tires on same rim?

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 I use 215 tires instead of 205?

For example, if your car has 205/50-16 tires and you want more grip, you can install a 215-width or maybe even 225-width tires. … For example, you can install a 195 tire in place of a 205 tire.

## How do I make my track width wider?

Just work out how much wider you want them then reduce the offset to gain the width, if you need more width then just increase the wheel width too. Its the other way round mate. Rear track being wider than front track will make the car turn in better.

## Can I put 245 tires on 225 rims?

Can you put 245 tires on 225 rims? … As long as both of tires have the same diameter, you can use them. In this case the diameter is 18 for both.

## What rim width do I need?

Tire widths for a wheel/rim size chart – Equivalency tableRim width (inch)Min. tire width (mm)Ideal tire width (mm)Rim width (inch)Min. tire width (mm)Ideal tire width (mm)7,5205215 or 2258,0215225 or 2358,5225235 or 24513 more rows

## Can I replace 15 inch wheels with 17 inch?

A 185/70R15 tire has an overall diameter (wheel + tire) of 15 + (2 x 5.3) = 25.6 inches. If you want to install 17-inch wheels, you will have to use a tire with a smaller height in order to maintain an overall (wheel + tire) diameter close to 25.6 inches. … So the tire you want for your new 17-inch wheels is a 205/50R17.

## Is it OK to put wider tires on my car?

To keep the suspension and speedometer functioning correctly, both the stock diameter and width of the wheels and tires needs to be maintained. As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim.

## How can I make my tires wider?

With existing wheels and tires, lower the vehicle beyond just an inch or two. Lowering the vehicle the right amount so as to get the wheels and tires tucked in to the body will give the illusion of the tires ‘looking’ wider. Mainly because it’s more difficult to see their width being tucked in to the body so much.

## Can I upsize my tires?

The thumb rule while tyre upsizing is – if the width of the tyre is increased, the sidewalls of the tyre must be proportionally decreased. … On the other hand, going for a higher profile tyre means that you will have to make do with a skinnier set of tyres. Opting for a bigger wheel necessitates going for a wider tyre.

## Are wider tires more comfortable?

The larger the rim diameter, the less air will fit in the tire. High-profile tires with plenty of space for air are more comfortable than wide, low-profile tires. … Narrow tires also work better than wider ones in loose snow and slush.

## Can I use 235 tires instead of 225?

Obviously, you will need a certain kind of tire depending on how you use your vehicle. Due to this, a 235 tire might not be better than a 225 tire, or vice versa, but depending on your situation, one tire might serve you better than the other.

## Can I replace 16 inch wheels with 18 inch?

Stay within the manufacturer recommended size increase (1-2″) so if you have 16″ rims, don’t go bigger than 18″. Make sure there’s enough clearance in the wheel arches to turn full lock (both ways) and go over bumps. If you go wider and they are protruding out the side of the arches, they are probably too big.