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post #1 of 5 Old 11-07-2016, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Need 2 tires, suggestions?

I need 2 tires for my gf's 2015. the oem ones are way too expensive... anyone know of some cheaper tires? i read going to a 65 instead of 70 would work fine, is this true?

edit~~ i live in florida, so no need for snow tires or anything like that.
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Yes you can put 65's on if she has a AWD you MAY have to put 4 on to keep the tire size's even, if its a 2 wheel drive don't worry about it.

If you buy 60 or 65 series tires they are plentiful so they will be cheaper.

When I had my Trax I bought 4 snows 205/65/16 series I should have bought 215's because they look small, but they worked great, because it lowered the gear ratio slightly.

THE TIRES ON THE TRAX ARE, 205/70 they are 27" in height, the 215/60 is 26.2 under an inch smaller.(keep your height in mind so they don't rub and you can turn the front wheels all the way.

Use this tire calculator to see what sizes will work: https://tiresize.com/height-calculator/

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You might trigger an ABS or traction control trouble code/light if you mix tire sizes. The Trax has 4 wheel ABS with a speed sensor on each hub. They'll need to be the same overall height.
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If you are rotating your tires correctly they should all wear out at the same time. If just 2 are warn you have a mechanical issue that needs to get fixed. You should get this fixed before you spend money on new tires that will also wear out.

I do not like to mix tires. Mixed tires will give uneven traction and could cause a control issue.

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As long as the tire sizes are close in diameter, the sensors will not trigger anything, its when the sizes are way off in height they will go nuts, you can use any size you want as long as they fit in the wheel well.

Like if you ran 205's and 235's, they might go nuts, but I don't think you could get much bigger than a 225 on the car without lifting it.
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