My 2002 Honda Crv calls for tire size 205/70r15, can I use 205/75r15 ?
- Terrence BLv 72 months ago
Warning: If you have the Real Time 4 Wheel Drive model, it will be a very bad thing. The tires need to be the same diameter. 75 series is not recommended as a replacement for the 70 Series. Having the tire a different diameter could lead to premature wear of All Wheel Drive system, costing thousands in repairs.
The CR-V with R/T 4WD is front drive and oprates like many AWD systems. It's based on the diameter of your tires. They have to be the same diameter all the way around. If you have 70% wear on your tires and you get a flat, you have to replace all four. Most people don't know this and it is bad for the vehicles. no joke.
- gLv 72 months ago
You could, Raul, but the taller sidewall tire would decrease your Honda's handling, stability and control. In fact it could be quite sloppy.
Why would you want to install a tire size which would not give your CR-V the best possible handing? I know I would.
- JetDocLv 72 months ago
Yes, you can. There's not enough difference in size to make it a problem.
- ErikLv 72 months ago
yesSource(s): real world experience
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- KY-ClayLv 72 months ago
Not recommended as the 75 series will be 3.07% larger in overall diameter. It is never recommended to go over or under 3%. Your speedometer will read 2 mph slow. Handling and barking will be negatively effected. You will also have 1/2" less tread width. Stick with the OEM size.