# Can I use 215 65R15 instead of 205 65R15?

## Can I use 215 65R15 instead of 205 65R15?

Short answer, it will be fine. Long answer, it will be fine as long as the load rating is equal or higher capacity. Not many high load rated tires in those sizes, so probably ok. Tire sizes are metric, and are read as follows: 205(tread width in mm)/65(side wall ratio, so 65% of tread width)R15(rim 15 inch diameter).

### Can 205 65R15 replace 215 70R15?

Yes. But the diameter will be larger with the 215/70R15. Consider clearance under the wheel well and your speedometer will be 3.5% pessimistic. (A reading of 60 mph will actually be you doing 62.1 mph.)

#### What is the meaning of 205 65R15?

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. 65. This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 65%. In other words, your tire’s sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire’s tread) is 65% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 133 millimeters.

**Can TYRE size 205 65R15?**

Plus Sizes

185/65-15 | 205/65-15 | |
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Diameter inches (mm) | 24.47 (621.5) | 25.49 (647.5) |

Width inches (mm) | 7.28 (185) | 8.07 (205) |

Circum. inches (mm) | 76.87 (1952.5) | 80.09 (2034.18) |

Sidewall Height inches (mm) | 4.73 (120.25) | 5.25 (133.25) |

**What is the difference between 205 and 215 tires?**

The diameter of the 205 is 26.3 inches and for the 215 the diameter is 26.7 inches. That is 0.4 inches of difference meaning that it would raise the height of the trailer by 0.2 inches. This will not only help with the height but also help to prevent over heating which is why many trailer tires fail.

## Can I use 205 tires instead of 215?

Really alot of variation with all the combinations out there. Both 205 and 215 will work OK esp for 16″ to 18″ wheels. You’ll get a lighter tire and slightly less rolling resistance with the 205- overall a good street tire that can wear well but that depends on the softness of the rubber compound.

### Can I use 215 tires instead of 205?

This will not only help with the height but also help to prevent over heating which is why many trailer tires fail. But, can use 215 instead of 205? Yes you can use but for a very short period of time. As the vehicle might bubble at times on rough roads.

#### What’s the difference between 205 70 R15 and 205 65 R15?

Tire sizes are metric, and are read as follows: 205(tread width in mm)/65(side wall ratio, so 65% of tread width)R15(rim 15 inch diameter). So a 65 series tire in the same tread width will be slightly shorter, 25.49 inches tall vs 26.3 inches on the 70 series tire.

**Can you use different size tires than recommended?**

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.

**How much wider is a 205 tire than a 195?**

The things to realize however are, that the cross sectional tread width will be 10mm narrower (205 vs 195), and thus the sidewall will be marginally shorter. For any modern vehicle tire, the sidewall height is a percentage of the width, based on the number after the forward slash in the size.

## What size rim fits 205 65R15?

Tire Size Calculator – Tire & Wheel Plus Sizing BETA

Unit: Imperial Imperial Metric | |
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Rim Diameter | 15.00 in |

Rim Width Range | 5.50 in – 7.50 in |

Overall Diameter | 25.49 in |

Sidewall Height | 5.25 in |

### What tire size is 205?

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.

#### What are the specs of 205/65r15 tires?

205/65R15 Tires. 205/65R15 tires have a diameter of 25.5″, a section width of 8.1″, and a wheel diameter of 15″. The circumference is 80.0″ and they have 792 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 5.5-7.5″ wide wheels. Specs may vary by manufacturer. learn more.

**How fast will a 205-75r15 go?**

Tire Size Calculator for 205-75R15, 215-65R15 – Tire & Wheel Plus Sizing Imperial Metric Actual Speed: 62.14 mph 100.00 km/h Speed Variance: – – Diameter Variance: – –

**Is it a good idea to put 15 inch tires on 16 inch tires?**

12.5k33 gold badges3131 silver badges3939 bronze badges Add a comment | 1 Yes, it’s actually a good idea. Just note that you can’t fit 15″ tires to 16″ rims or vice versa, meaning you’d have to get a set of rims too.