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It might tie down that little 1.4l and it will upset your speedometer.

Let's say you'd go to a 235/70-16 you'd be 6.06% off. Speedo would read 60mph but you'd actually be going 63.63mph.

And you should edit your title, you have one ''r'' to many.
 

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Both would fit but a 225/60 is smaller by 2.45% and a 215/70 is bigger by 2.02%.

If you are looking for a winter replacement I recommend a 215/65-16 it is the closest you will find to original size at only 1.08% off. It is slightly smaller.

 

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Look at the tire specs for the tires you plan on using, you can't go more than 1 or 1.5 inches over the tire height.

Going wider( going from 70 to a 65) while going up in size( 215 to 225) will keep the diameter of the tire close to the size.

You can get a lift if you change the wheel size, if you went to an 18" wheel off an Encore would give you an instant 2" lift.

My Encore came with 215/55/18's its higher when I get in and out I notice the difference, when I put my snows on off my Trax I feel like I have to squat down getting in, I have smaller 195/70/16 snows on it that I bought for the Trax.
 

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My Encore came with 215/55/18's its higher when I get in and out I notice the difference, when I put my snows on off my Trax I feel like I have to squat down getting in, I have smaller 195/70/16 snows on it that I bought for the Trax.
Come on, you really notice a ¼ʺ difference?

 

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Currently my 2016 Trax LTZ has 215/55/R18 tires.
What will be the best tire option to get more ground clearance without lift, 215/70/R16?
 

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That will give you a slightly bigger circumference with .27" more height clearance increase.

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