Theoretically I put 17 in tires on my car, can I use a 15 in spare if need be?
- 1 month ago
yes you can use the 15 inch tire
- FLv 61 month ago
As long as the stud pattern is the same and the overall diameter of wheel AND tyre is roughly the same it's OK.
My car has 215/45zr17 or 225/40 ZR18 and the spare is 135/70R16.
- DanLv 51 month ago
Sure, as a spare if it fits. Mind you there's a speed limit on the doughnut spares and it would be wise to obey that for any spare that's the wrong size.
- 1 month ago
NO.you can not.
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- The DevilLv 71 month ago
Looks as bad on paper as it is in real life. But, as long as the 15 inch spare has the same overall diameter as the 17 inch tires it will work. By the way, the 17 inch and 15 inch measure refers to the hole where the rim goes, not the height of the the whole tire.
- KennyLv 71 month ago
If the 15" can clear the brake caliper and the tire is the same diameter.
- Jay PLv 71 month ago
The 2" rim diameter difference doesn't matter. What does matter is the overall rolling diameter of the wheels ( rim and tire combination ).
- regeruggedLv 71 month ago
No. the wheel diameters do no match up.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Depends on the size/profile/diameter of the tires, not the rim size: the greater the difference between tires on the same axle, the greater the problem. Problems are handling/braking/steering . . . and if different sizes on drive axle, wear on differential internals.
A little difference - OK . . . . a short while - OK. A big difference or long distance - bad news.
- DzeLv 71 month ago
if its on a 15" rim yeah lol .. they use those little donuts on 12" rims all the time ..