Can I upgrade to these tires?

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Asked by Jul 06, 2015 at 07:49 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2007 Chevy Impala LS base model. They have the base 225/R16's on them. I
have a chance to upgrade to the stock LTZ/Monte Carlo tires & rims 235/50R18's. I just
want to make sure the wheelbase is the same on all the models & there won't be any
issues if I put these on? Any help with this matter is greatly appreciated.

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are the 225/r 16s 50s also...anyway i dont see why not.. the rim size/tires as larger ..25/50-16 235/50-18 Difference Diameter inches (mm) 24.86 (631.4) 27.25 (692.2) 2.39 (60.8) 9.6% Width inches (mm) 8.86 (225) 9.25 (235) 0.39 (10) 4.4% Circum. inches (mm) 78.09 (1983.6) 85.61 (2174.61) 7.52 (191.01) 9.6% Sidewall Height inches (mm) 4.43 (112.5) 4.63 (117.5) 0.2 (5) 4.4% Revolutions per mile (km) 811.32 (504.13) 740.06 (459.85) -71.26 (-44.28) -8.8%...you speed at 60 mph will be off by this much >Speedo Reading Actual Speed 20 mph (32.19 km/h) 21.93 mph (35.29 km/h) 25 mph (40.23 km/h) 27.41 mph (44.11 km/h) 30 mph (48.28 km/h) 32.89 mph (52.93 km/h) 35 mph (56.33 km/h) 38.37 mph (61.75 km/h) 40 mph (64.37 km/h) 43.85 mph (70.57 km/h) 45 mph (72.42 km/h) 49.33 mph (79.39 km/h) 50 mph (80.47 km/h) 54.81 mph (88.22 km/h) 55 mph (88.51 km/h) 60.3 mph (97.04 km/h) 60 mph (96.56 km/h) 65.78 mph (105.86 km/h) 65 mph (104.61 km/h) 71.26 mph (114.68 km/h)

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Kelly- No the tires I have on the now are 60's(225/60R 16's). I think the 50 just means they are a lower profile but not 100% sure? Thank you for your in depth answer...

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1,535

You are right 50 series are a lower profile (sidewalls are smaller). Most Chevrolet wheels are interchangeable, & if lug pattern is the same. Measure the bolt circle to be sure.

1,535

Rule of thumb, 17" use 50's 18" use 45's 19" & up use 35's

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if you have the base model. All but the base LS model come standard with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and traction control. you said they are offered on the LTZ/Monte Carlo ..check for full turning radius..

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