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What is the maximum tyre size variation you can safely use?


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#1 jackrmee

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 12:13 PM

I've been sorting out my garage and am makng some time to osrt my vehicles out. 
I need tyres on a couple of things and have spares, but not the exact fitting.

eg. I need 2 tyres on my Golf VE and they are 195/65/15.
I have 2 spares laying around which are 205/60/15.
If I pair them up on front or back, will they be OK?

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:32 PM

They're pretty close overall rolling radius so it should be fine imo.

205 X 0.6 = 123mm sidewall
195 X 0.65 = 126.75mm sidewall

You'd be adding 3.75mm to the rolling radius so your speedo might be a tiny bit out, but it's not huge.
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Posted 28 November 2020 - 07:55 PM

Yes you can, but put 205s on rear
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Posted 28 November 2020 - 09:36 PM

You will eventually end up upsetting the ABS, I'd have thought.  By law the same profile must be on the same axle. 


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