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I have 235/60/16 tires on my Freestar. My question here is, can I put a smaller sized tire on this 16inch rim? If so, what size tire can I use? I am looking to save money. Thank you.

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My 2004 ford freestar came with 215/60/16 tires, no issues. The factory specified tire is 225

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A smaller size tyre (tire) will affect the handling of you car, you might even find you insurance will not pay out if you or someone else has to make a claim against you.

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The closest you can do is to hold them side by side and compare them. You might take one of your wheels to a tire store, and have them show you 16" tires. Try to match them with those that are exactly the same HEIGHT. The width and the rims size don't matter, what you are shooting for is diameter. Don't be at all surprised if the tire store dude argues with my statement here.
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Can i put smaller tire size on my car


yes you can but you need to find a tire that will have the same diameter or no more than 5% greater or smaller. check this site: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

you have to be careful to make sure the smaller rim don't touch the caliper.

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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 tire circumference must be the same as the factory tire circumference otherwise your speedo will be out. If you increase your mag size then your tire wall must get smaller to maintain that same circumference. If a tire shop has sold/changed the tires for you it is their responsibility to ensure the car leaves their shop in a safe and legal condition.

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Tires matter on same size rim?


both tires will fit on the 15 inch rim
But be advised make sure you have same size tires on the drive wheels being as your car is front wheel drive u want both the front tires to be the same size
if this is not done u will burn up your transmission
if you have to put a odd ball tire on put it on the rear

exact opposite is true for rear wheel drive car on a rear wheel drive car u want both rear tires to be the same size



Dimension Tire A: 195/65 R 15
(25 x 7.68 x 15) Tire B: 215/60 R 15
(25 x 8.46 x 15) Difference Width Sidewall height Overall height Circumference 7.68" (195.00mm) 4.99" (126.75mm) 24.98" (634.50mm) 78.48" (1993.34mm) 8.46" (215.00mm) 5.08" (129.00mm) 25.16" (639.00mm) 79.03" (2007.48mm) +0.79" (+20.00mm) +0.09" (+2.25mm) +0.18" (+4.50mm) +0.56" (+14.14mm)

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If you change from the manufactures original tire size, not only will you have steering and handling problems but you will have problems with the performance of the van. The pcm makes thousands of calculations every second to keep the engine running at it's peak performance. These are based on everything remaining original (Tire Size). If you change the tire size it will alter everything the computer does. Including making your speedometer and odometer give you false readings. Your best bet is to stay with the original tires.

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