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i want to put 175/55 up front and 195/55 in rear. what matching brand can you recommend. for some reason i am having a hard time coming up with this
Your front tire is a 155/60-15 and your rear tire is a 175/55-15.i didn't think there would be a problem. stock 155 front and 175 rear=2 sizes difference
proposed change 175 front and 195 rear=2 sizes difference
i know this will affect the speedometer
hope someone else has some input or may have tried this setup
i went with the 175 cause that is the largest tire that will fit a 4.5. i would rather have 5 inch rims but can't find any used...yet. not getting the tires just yet but wanted the info for when the time comes if need be. i would rather have 196 and all corners. with that said since the system is set up for a stagger why wouldn't 4 equal size tires cause a stability control problem since the tires are sending different signals?
That's interesting. The big-box stores usually won't install other than stock sizes due to liability, but specialty tire stores that offer performance tires and wheels are normally quite flexible because a fair chunk of their business is related to high-performance and custom vehicles, probably most of which don't confrm to stock specifications.my front Continentals are 175/55. i called tirerack today and they said the 175 would not work on the 4.5 rims whereas discount tire said they would fit ok. also tirerack would not sell me the tires (saying they are now liable that they know i want to change my tire sizes other than stock and what kind of car it was). i thanked him and told him i would relieve them of any liability and call back and using a different name, phone# and car make and he just hung up on me. tirerack said the only 175 they showed was the continental and i know there has to be another out there besides them but i haven't found any yet.
It has been my experience that Discount Tire employees are driven by what the computer data base tells them. Any deviations from OEM will usually be flagged by sales or at installation. This includes number of flat repairs and the age of the tire when you go back for repairs, rotations and such.That's interesting. The big-box stores usually won't install other than stock sizes due to liability, but specialty tire stores that offer performance tires and wheels are normally quite flexible because a fair chunk of their business is related to high-performance and custom vehicles, probably most of which don't confirm to stock specifications.
Ditto, and I have no problem with DT & TR looking out for the safety of the motoring public.I guess my point really was that my experiences with DT and TR were very positive and clear cut.
I knew what I wanted and why, and had enough confidence in my choices to assure them that I knew what I was asking for.