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Winter tires acceptable sizes , can i use P185/65 R14 instead of P175/65 R14

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That's not a massive increase in size, only 10mm extra width, so you should be ok.
It's only when you try to fit tyres that are 30mm or more wider, that sometimes these catch on the wheel arches.
Often though, your Insurance Co. will like to know about any modifications you have done, otherwise it might invalidate your insurance and you don't want that!

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What is the original size tire and rim that came in the 1997 Nissan 200sx


The tire size depends on which of the three models you have. The base model came with P175/70R13, the SE model came with P175/65R14, and the SE-R came with P195/55R15. Check the sticker on the drivers side door jamb and/or owners manual.

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I have 1998 toyoto corolla what kind tire should i use and what size


This depends a lot upon what size rims you have, and what your driving conditions will be. Generally, the type of tire that is already in use on the car should be fine (the tire type and size are printed on the side of the tire ... usually something like "P175 65R14" or something like that -- it's in big lettering on the sidewall). The "P" in my example is for "Passenger" cars ... the first number (175 in the example) is the width of the tire tread in Millimeters ... the second number (65 in the example) measures the depth of the tire -- the distance from the rim to the tread ... "R14" gives you the radius of your rim.
The width of the tire affects the handling of your car (wider tires give you better handling) but can also contribute to road noise -- the wider the tire the noisier it is. If you've heard the noise from a Jeep with mudders (extra wide tires for driving in muddy conditions), then you understand the noise. With a Corolla you will probably not be facing too many off-road situations, so between 145 and 185 should be fine for a first number.
With a corolla, I would always recommend a passenger tire ... other ratings are for trucks and load-bearing vehicles.
The depth of the tire can also affect handling and road noise. The second number (65 from the example) gives you the depth. If you are looking for low-profile tires, this would be a smaller number. Although this does affect the handling and noise, it is mostly about the look of the tire. If you desire to have a family-car look, go far something in the range of 65 ... A little more or less will not have much effect that you will notice, but a larger number will make the car jolt less whan you hit a pothole or a bump in the road.
"R14" from the example is the most important number, and the only one that cannot change without changing the rims. This is the radius of the rim, and MUST match or the tire will not fit, or will pop off the rim while driving. Read the sidewall of the tires you have now, and use the same R number. Generally, anyone mounting tires will make sure that you have the right size before they will put the rubber on the rim for you -- it is as dangerous to mount a wrong-size tire as it is to drive on one.
If you have more questions about your tires, I would recommend visiting a tire retailer and speaking with someone directly -- they are generally well trained about tire specifications, and can give you more detail about the effect that each aspect of a tire will have on your driving experience. Having driven a few Corollas, I always used P175/65R14 on mine (I think it is pretty standard) but please be sure to check your tire to make sure you have the same size rims.

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The tires in my aveo 2004 sedan are 175 65 R14. And when I checked the standard size on several sites I found it 185 60 R14. I want to change my tires now. Which size I should follow??? Thank you


check the drivers door or door pillar factory sticker would have proper size
that car roll off assembly line with
there is also compatible size that could be used
ex-- performance tire

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What size tires are recommended for 1991 le sabre ltd will p175/?r14 be too small? right now I have P205/75r14 on the front and p215/70r14 on the back


The 1991 Lesabre came with both 14 and 15 inch wheels and the recommended tire sizes are:

P205-75-14
P215-65-15
That said, tire sizes with different aspect ratio's are ok, as long as the front and back tires are the same brand, mixing different tread designs is a no no.

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Can i use 205/70/r14 on my 1994 dodge caravan,instead od the 195/75/r14?


the tires in the rear should be ok but chk in front sometimes they might rub while turning the wheels it is also on your drivers door the size you can use a white sticker or in glove box

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Could you please tell me what size snow tire I need for a 2005 Toyota Corolla CE.


175/65 r14 for sure

I personnaly believe in winter tire benefits in regard to the weather we have during winter in Canada.
On top of it, the Quebec provincy law since last year make it mandatory between december 15th up to somewhere in march.
Hope it will help
Dan

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I was told that I needed 195/75 R14 instead of that 185/75 R14 already on in order to do a front-end alingment


not true if the car came with 185"s the 195" may be an optional size you can use on the car,they maybe trying to get you spend more money,GM usually has a sticker on the drivers door stating the size of tire on the car ,maybe go to another mechanic?

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