Can i go from 14 inch to 15inch tires and rims
If you post your present tyre size (on the tyre wall), then we can offer you a suitable larger replacement diameter size.
The simple answer to your question is yes, you can increase the size of your rims, and lower the profile of your tyre to compensate.
The other thing I'd mention as most people who don't know much about tyres don't consider this, is that when you reduce the height (wall) of a tyre by increasing the rim size, then you change two primary characteristics of the tyre's performance.
1: Tyre wall stiffness. Simply put, the shorter the tyre wall, the stiffer the tyre is when cornering. This can be a positive thing and can reduce the amount of body roll, whilst increasing the tyre's contact with the road.
2: Suspension. The tyre wall offers suspension to the vehicle. Yes, it's not just your springs and shocks which absorb the bumps from the road. By reducing the tyre wall height, you will effectively reduce the suspension capability of the tyre and it will become less forgiving on road surfaces.
It's because of these two reasons above that manufacturers try different combinations to deliver the best overall satisfaction rating to the type of customer who is going to drive that type of vehicle.
It is therefore typical that to many people, changing the rim and tyre size will not always have a positive effect.
In fact most customers who request rim size upgrades, according to my own experience are only interested in the appearance of the wheel, but are often disappointed with the results in performance.
This is why I always find it prudent to mention these points to anyone considering a rim size increase.
Rim size increases, because resulting in less tyre suspension actually increases shocks to the chassis components, and will also tend to reduce the life of these components.
So just be aware of what you face, when making this decision.
Nov 12, 2012 |
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera