can you use 205/R50 17 tires on a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse?

Nina Forlini
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Asked by Nina Jan 25, 2013 at 08:51 PM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the regular tires are 215/R50 17's. will this make the car run differently?

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joef
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Well the first 3 digit number measures the width of the tire (sidewall to sidewall) in millimeters. So the 205 tires are ten milometers shorter than the tires that are required for your wheel size. A tire that is too thin may not inflate properly on the rim, and one that is too wide may damage the rim and wheel well. It can probably work but I wouldn't recommend that you use them. Hope this helped!

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Nina Forlini
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thanks a bunch :D

Daniel Foster
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go to tire rack and they will show the alternate sizes that your car can run, my guess is that is shouldnt be a problem but check to make sure .. could also check the eclipse forums as well

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