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Re: can I use bigger diameter wheel in truck cheyenne?
The key to all of this is that by changing the rolling circumference of your tire, you are also changing the amount of leverage that must be exerted to get the vehicle rolling, and to maintain speed uphill. This translates to additional stress on driveline components and can also have a negative effect on fuel mileage. On flat ground, it can add to fuel milage by acting as an 'always-on" overdrive. Generally it's not good to mess with larger than stock setups unless you have a specific goal in mind that is not strictly "cosmetic"!
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The stock wheel and tire is ;
wheel - 17 x 6.5 inches
TIRE - 225 60 17 702 mm diameter
If you wanted a 235 60 17 that would be ok but the tire diameter is larger by a small margin.
If you are reducing wheel size with 16 inch wheels in order to fit the 16 inch tires mentioned in your question you better make sure that the smaller diameter wheel will clear the brakes front and rear.
For a 235 tire the wheel width will need to be 6.5 inches minimum.
So if you go with ...............
wheel- 16 x 6.5 or 16 x 7 inch
TIRE - 235 60 16(as in your question)- 688 mm diameter
Provided the 16 inch wheel clears the brakes that would be OK but that tire is slightly smaller in diameter than stock but within an acceptable margin.
Make sure whatever tire you select that the tire load rating is not less than the stock tire and not less than the tire load rating stipulated by General Motors for that vehicle..
wider tyres use more fuel, are prone to aqua-plaining in the wet and are a dam site more expensive to replace. there may be problems with hitting the mudguard edge on turns or hitting body work on turns. On the pro side there is better grip on dry road because of the bigger foot print, larger range of wheels available , better drive-ability at speed.
basically it will be what you want as the pros and cons are about equal. The biggest con is the loss of traction in the wet which is a real meanicing drawback in the rain/snow/ice
The wheels could have been changed on the car from the standard original factory set and hence the tyre size may not be the standard factory original size. The size of the tyres on the vehicle now is moulded into the side wall of the tyres and is easy to read. Check all 4 tyres because larger size tyres may have been fitted as a pair to the rear.
The size might read - for example 245 45 18 or 235 45 17 (there are a huge number of sizes for each model of tyre).
The first 3 numbers are the width of the tyres in mm eg 225 mmm or 235 mm and so on. The second 2 numbers are the tyre profile size or ratio (which can be 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 and so on. The third number is the wheel diameter size. If you have 18 inch wheels on the car the tyres will read 18 or if they are 17 inch wheels the tyres will read 17 and so on.
Tires are typically measured tire width (sidewall)/tire ride height/wheel size. The differences of the two tire sizes you published are .4 of an inch difference in width/sidewall. And about .55 in over all diameter which would impact you revs per rotation. Depending on your wheel size.
Attached is a comparison of the two given the variable of 17" rim.
Stock Tire>Search TiresTire 1 - 255/70R17>Search TiresTire 2 - 265/70R17>Search Tires
Rim Width Range:
Rim Width Range:
6.5 - 8.5 in
Rim Width Range:
7 - 9 in
Revs per Mile:
Revs per Mile:
Revs per Mile:
658.2* Source http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp?action=submit
I added the above link so you can research further or change any variables you need to know. However, the most important thing to understand is the impact of your speedometer. Different sizes will have different impacts. For example going to a bigger tire will show a slower speed on your spedo that your traveling.
Yes and no. Yes you can change the tire size and go up. Your car is equipped with 225/50-17 if I am not mistaken. What you need to be concerned with it not increasing or decreasing the overall diameter of the wheel/tire combination. The diameter of you wheel/tire is 25.9". If you go to a larger or smaller diameter tire you speedometer and odometer will be off. To check the sizes and how they effect the diameter go to this site. Put your OEM size in and then check different sizes and how they effect diameter.
You can on some cars, for a fee, have the ECU reprogrammed for a larger tire by the dealer. Contact your BMW dealer to find out.
Any car breakers yard will supply you with the correct wheels & tyres. Type in CAR BREAKERS in Yahoo or google and they will send your request to loads of breakers who will then supply what you need.Cheers, Derek.
245/65R17 is a much more popular size however it is generally(tire sizes are not uniform) about 1 to 1.5 inches bigger in diameter & about a half inch wider. This means you will need about an inch more clearance when the front wheels are max turned, left or right. Also allow for suspension bounce. As far as type of tire: first decide on your priorities (ie..max traction, smooth ride) & then the choice will be easy