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Will a 215 55 r16 tire fit instead of a 215 60 r16 tire, How

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Will a 215 55 r16 tire fit instead of a 215 60 r16 tire
JA: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?
Customer: How old are which tires
JA: Are you fixing your Fit yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I need to replace tires on my daughters car and I found 4 almost brand new tires 215 55 16 but the tires on her car now are 215 60 16... I'm trying to find out if I can use the ones I found
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 1 year ago

They will fit but speedometer will be off. First number is ***** of tire, 2nd number is ***** of tire, and 3rd number is ***** size. So since the tire is going to be bigger you would be going faster then speedometer shows, probably not much faster but maybe 5mph or so at 60. So I wouldn't do it unless it is a great deal and she doesn't mind having inaccurate speedometer. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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