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215/65/17... will it fit. will it increase mpgs?


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#1 OFFLINE   jkaminsky

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:36 PM

Looks like they are 2" taller than stock. I've heard of lower the cmax 2" on stock tires, but no idea if that'll cause any fitment issues. From the space in the wheel wells I think I'd be okay. It'll chop out 1" of space between the tire and wheel housing that I have today.


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#2 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:13 PM

Measuring the space in wheel wells needs to compensate for suspension.  As I recall people use only the snow chains that are for reduced clearance and people have had good experience with them. 

 

And I don't think 10cm is going to make that much difference in mileage, and it might be worse if you do not get a Low Rolling Resistance tire as good as the OEM Michelins.

 

I would think the ride would be really much better on bumps but mooshier on the steering.

 

Why are you interested in that ?



#3 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 07:12 AM

If you do this, show us a pic.  I would like to see it. 



#4 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:21 AM

I looked at it and I didn't think there would be enough clearance when turning, it would rub on fender. :sad:

 

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#5 OFFLINE   jkaminsky

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 04:31 PM

The 215/65/17 that I saw were 8/32 used, dirt cheap at $200.. and ... yes they are Michelin Energy AS tires, same kind as we all have on our CMAXs. I do want a slightly softer ride, but I don't want any rubbing. I'm also looking at 235/55/17 but I'll probably go with 215/50/17 I can get a brand new set for $450, I'll get someone to install later. I was rather surprised that the Michelin Energy AS has a lot of available tire sizes. The most extreme size I saw was a 225/65/17. I'm almost positive that will rub.



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 04:29 AM

... I do want a slightly softer ride...

The best way to get that is with a -1 or -2 wheel change. My 215/60-16 snow tires (on steel rims) are within a few percent of OEM circumference. There are 15" options I didn't explore due to limited options in snows. 

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