Posted by David on July 16, 1998 at 08:32:11:
In Reply to: Could I replace 185/70-14 with 195/65-14? And what kind of tire? posted by BP on July 15, 1998 at 22:41:49:
Yes, you can replace a 185/70R14 with a 195/65R14. The Overall Diameter of a 185/70R14 is 24.2 (approx) and the OD of a 195/65R14 is 23.95 (approx) so you are looking at around 3/10 of an inch change which is acceptable. Another variable to check is your wheel width, unless you have wheels less than 5.5" wide the option is still good. Spec's say that a 195 will fit on a 5" wide wheel but that would be push'n it.
As far as brand goes, it all depends on what features your looking for? Mileage, dry performance, wet performance, ride quality, etc.. As well, dealer service. What brands to the dealers you are most comfortable with carry and who will provide you the best service before, durring and AFTER your purchase.
For a look at one of the widest selections to help you make your choice check out the Tire rack's web site, it may help.
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