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Snow Tires I have a 2005 Freestar Sport with P235 55R17 All Season tires Due to costs I want to buy P235 60R16 Snow tires and 16 inch rims. I have been told this will work out just fine. I do not have buy the more expensive 17 inch tires and rims for winter.

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This is going to effect your ABS and odometer readings. Suggest sticking with the 17 inch tires and can use your original rims.

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I would like to replace the original P235 65R 18 tires on my sport trac with all terrain tires


Hello, there is really no problem what pattern is on the tread, you only run into problems by changing sizes. There is a really good tire sizer in the Discount tires.com site. You use some of the tools in the site and you can find out what you can use on the rims you have if you want to change sizes.

They also have a MPH calculator which will tell you about the speedometer error from changing tire sizes. The All-Terrain tires have wider grooves on them and will tend to be nosier than All-Season tires. You can also save some money on buying tires with the proper Speed rating for your vehicle.
The faster the speed rating, the more expensive the tire.

You should check your current tires and look at the speed rating for them, it will be on the sidewall. You would want the same or better as your stock tires. Watch for the load rating too!
Everybody has an opinion on Brands and surprisingly, some Brands make a great tire in one size and the same Brand, same Tire type, can be lousy in another rim size. Ford puts All-Terrain tires on some vehicles, just go to a New car lot and look at what they are installing on the new models.

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Hi i just purchased a 2004 kia sudona I have a junk 1999 ford taurus but brand new tires that are 205 60 15 the kia sudona has 215 65 15 will my 205 60 15 fit and be safe to drive with the vehicle


Your Taurus tires are slightly narower ( 1/2 inch ) which is not a problem , but will offer slightly less protection for your rims from curb rash. Your taurus tires are quite a bit shorter , smaller in diameter than your sadona ( about 1 1/2 ) inches. The taurus tires will have to spin faster for the vehicle to travel the same speed. Assuming you are changing all 4 tires there is not really a safety issue , however , your speedometer will not give an acurate indication of your speed.
205/60/15 is a very popular tire size and my personal opinion would be to sell the new tires and ford rims for about $ 300 - $ 400 to someone who has a ford , and use the $$ to buy proper sized tires for your kia. I would go with a good , agressive snow tread on the front , and just a good all season tire on the back.

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Looking to replace all season tires, what are my best options when I live in the mountains? occassional big dumps of snow but with global warming not cold enough to warrant snow tires. most of my driving...


If you have too much money, I will take some off your hands. All season tires are all season tires. If you want snow tires get a new set of rims then keep snow tires in your garage for the winter and all season tires for the rest of the year. If you cant drive in the snow cant help you with that.

Sep 17, 2010 | 2008 Saturn VUE

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Can we use snow tires on it and if so what kind and size. for a 2007 mercury mountineer


Hello. Yes, snow tires will give you the best possible traction in winter driving conditions, better that all season. The size tire depends upon the size of your rim so go to a tire store and shop around. They will tell you what size your vehicle requires. As far as kind goes, I prefer Michelin but any brand name snow tire will work fine.
Kindly rate my answer as useful. Thank you.

Feb 09, 2010 | 2007 Mercury Mountaineer

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Back tires sliding in the snow


Snow tires.

All season tires are jacks of all trades but masters of none. You might find that some all season tires are great in snow but then when you drive over wet snow or any ice it's like you're on your rims.

For your car I recommend Yokohama Iceguard. They aren't cheap but then body work and tow trucks aren't either.

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Snow Tires without TPMS on 2006 Ford Freestar


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Nov 18, 2009 | 2006 Ford Freestar

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What kind of tires does my car use?? I have a scion tc 2005.. and im about to change its 4 tires for the first time.. but i was wondering if they have to be the exact same size.. any ideas?


Your tire size is marked on the sidewall of your tire, it will read something like this, P205/70R15. There may be other numbers or letters but these are the critical ones that the tire shop needs to fit new tires on your car.
You car is set up to run on a specific size tire but changes can be made, for any number of reasons, without too many problems as long as you know what to expect. Changing the P205 number will change tour speedometer about 2 mph per size. Going from P205 to P195 will slow the car down and going up to P215 will speed it up the same. The speedometer will read the same but the car will be moving at the new rate of speed.
Changing the middle number, 70 will make your tire wider or narrower and the numbers work backwards. A 60 tire is wider than a 70 tire. This can affect your gas mileage but one number won't be especially noticeable. If you are buying snow tires for winter then 75 is the best number for that. The tire is thin and cuts through snow to make contact with the road.
Changing the last number 15 requires you to change the rims. That number is the diameter of the rim and there really isn't much reason to change them unless you are customizing your car.
Price comes into play more than brand name. You don't need that $250 super sticky tire for normal every day driving which you can do just as well on a plain jane $125 tire.The sticky tires use softer rubber and wear out quicker.
Finally, do not believe anyone who tells you that all season tires are suitable for snow and ice. They work better than summer tires if you get caught in a freak storm, but they aren't suitable for everyday winter driving. If you live in an area where there is a considerable amount of ice on the roads throughout the winter you should seriously consider getting you tires studded for improved stability, handling and stopping. Hope this helps.

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Can I put a 14 x 6 rim with +30mm offset on this vehicle? I can get them cheap for the snow tires I want to mount. The stock rims do not have this much positive offset. I think it is more like +12. I am...


Yes. the 185/70 are a bit slim for the 6-inch rims - but should bite the rim safely. Wider snow tires would give more traction in snow and ice... and fit the 6-inch rims better.... good luck!! (From sunny North Carolina)

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17" tires fitting my rims


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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Snow tires are better for Winter But, Change them back out for Spring or they will not last very long on Regular Asphalt. They are made from a Softer Rubber than all Season Tires. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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