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Old 08-14-2019, 04:25 AM
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Winter tires 55 vs 65

Anybody put 235 65 R17 on their car vs 235 55 R17? Tire rack has a great deal on a set of Blizzaks but only for the 55 size. They are 1.85" taller.
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That's a large difference in overall dimensions. (Going to 235 65 R17 from 235 55 R17 -- you had the tire size change reversed )

You should triple check that over-all diameter difference to ensure there is adequate space in the wheel well and if there is any interference with suspension components as they travel thru their range of travel. As long as ALL tires of the same size are fitted your xDive / ABS etc will be ok BUT your overall performance will 'suffer" and your speedometer will be OFF by about 5 MPH. IF it were me I'd stick with the recommended tire size or at MOST go what is referred as "Plus one". (https://www.toyotires.com/tires-101/plus-sizing-tires)
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:41 AM
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I did get them reversed. Thanks for the feedback

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That's a large difference in overall dimensions. (Going to 235 65 R17 from 235 55 R17 -- you had the tire size change reversed )

You should triple check that over-all diameter difference to ensure there is adequate space in the wheel well and if there is any interference with suspension components as they travel thru their range of travel. As long as ALL tires of the same size are fitted your xDive / ABS etc will be ok BUT your overall performance will 'suffer" and your speedometer will be OFF by about 5 MPH. IF it were me I'd stick with the recommended tire size or at MOST go what is referred as "Plus one". (https://www.toyotires.com/tires-101/plus-sizing-tires)
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As a reference, I'm running 235/55/18 for summer. It looks and fits perfect.
This is a 28.2" total tire height. Your proposed setup has a 29" total tire height.

On full steering lock turns, I'm concerned you might rub the front plastic wheel arches.
Might be fine though.
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FWIW General Arctic Maxxs perform as well or better than Blizzaks at a portion of the cost (not counting sales/rebates). Iíve ran them for years on both the X3 and my MK6 Jetta.


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