don't wanna sound like an idiot but what happens if the front tires of a grand caravan have 15 inch rims and the back 16s?

Asked by Jul 25, 2015 at 09:18 PM about the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended

Question type: General

just asking.... someone said putting on 15 inch rims for my snow tires would give better traction....since I normally only put snows on front....just asking as money is tight but don't want to hurt my van. I have 4 15 in. but also have brand new tires on 16 in rim on back.

11 Answers

17,375

You should use the same rim size all the way around on your vehicle. Are you saying that you have 15 inch rims on the front and 16 in the back?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,375

How much snow are you talking about and have you been through snow with this vehicle before?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20,795

OK OK.....ANY TIRE THAT IS TALLER OR WIDER WILL GIVE YOU BETTER TRACTION

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,375

This is a front wheel drive, 2 wheel drive vehicle, correct?

17,375

Kelly, I don't understand, the rear wheels don't spin unless it's an AWD? Is it?

17,375

Tire size, see link below http://www.edmunds.com/dodge/caravan/2005/st-100385376/features- specs/

17,375

I would follow the manufacturer recommended size and go to a tire shop before fooling around with this. It could dangerously affect the handling of your vehicle and especially in snow or slippery conditions. Who knows, if you get into an accident, the insurance company may not cover your loss with unequal tire size in front and back. It's an insurance risk management issue.

17,375

Read this, http://www.tirebuyer.com/education/using-mismatched-or- mixed-sets-of-tires#.VbQ6d3vn_MI

20,795

I DONT SEE WHY NOT.. IF YOU HAVE 15 INCH ON THE FRONT AND 16 ON THE BACK...DONT GO NUTS ARE THEY IN DIA....

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,375

Also, this discussion is worth reading, http://www.city- data.com/forum/automotive/1818523-do-all-tires-have-match.html

20,795

THE VAN YOU HAVE is front wheel drive..i said a taller tire gives you a bigger contact surface or a wide tire gives you more contact surface ..tall and wider even more....

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 31,470 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,540
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 800
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
372 Great Deals out of 18,298 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Sienna
223 Great Deals out of 28,635 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Odyssey
234 Great Deals out of 27,744 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Caravan
685 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Sedona
88 Great Deals out of 8,519 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chrysler Pacifica
74 Great Deals out of 26,737 listings starting at $3,250
Used Nissan Quest
71 Great Deals out of 2,692 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Durango
234 Great Deals out of 22,769 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Explorer
732 Great Deals out of 74,284 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,404 Great Deals out of 209,425 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Pilot
346 Great Deals out of 20,096 listings starting at $2,199
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
602 Great Deals out of 27,562 listings starting at $600

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 13,376 listings starting at $17,500
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 7,310 listings starting at $12,990
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 1,737 listings starting at $9,989
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 1,710 listings starting at $7,500
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,317 listings starting at $6,489