Can I replace / use a 225/60/16 for a 205/65/16 tire?

Asked by Oct 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM about the 2011 Kia Optima LX

Question type: Car Customization

Just wanted to know whether I can make use of a winter tire with size 225/60/16 on a car that a 205/65/16 all season tire?

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Yes, download a GPS Speedo app to your Android or I phone to ensure Speedo reads correct to prevent tickets to the policemans ball. Lol. That small of a change in tire size shouldnt be a problem.

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your speedometer would be about a half mph off. if it said 65, you would actually be going about 65.5

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My concern would be that normally skinnier tires make for better (safer) winter tires. A wider tire than your all season tires doesn't really make any sense although it is probably do-able.

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