Hi , good job , can i put 225/55R17 or
225/50R17 or 215/55R17 tires for
hyundai elentra 2015 GLS sedan ?
(Original size : 215/45R17)
Those tires are taller than what the vehicle requires. It is always best to replace with what the vehicle was manufactured with. Sometimes wrong sized tires can cause issues with things like traction control and ABS.
I would suggest something like a 225-45/17.
The tire sizes are what is called an aspect ratio . The first number is the width of the tread in millimeters , The second number is a percentage of the tread width in millimeters ( The lower the percentage the lower the sidewall is to the ground ) the third number is the wheel diameter in inches ( 15 ,16 , 17 , 18 ,19 .) inches and so on !!! Why screw around with the tire sizes .There is very little to be gained !! going with a wider tire at the very least will make the car hydro- plane on water and slush more easily, I see no advantage besides It"s only a Hyundai not a drag car
I went with a 215/50/17. It's a bit taller but doesn't hurt the performance at all. The 215/45/17 are low profile, very noisy and has a hard ride. The side walls are not very strong so hitting a pot hole could make it bulge. The only disadvantage is the speedometer is about 2 miles an hour off, but the ride is smoother and a lot more quiet.
On our 2013 Hyundai Elantra, I've put worn 225x55x17" wheels/tires on the front axle. While driving slow, turning the steering wheel strongly right or left, the wheel tread touches the mudflaps. A 215x55x17" tire should clear the mudflaps, but there won't be room for tire chains. So far, the handling & braking are spectacular & the suspension has no problems after 30,000+ miles. The 225x55x17" tire should work on the rear axle. I've also used 225x45x18" wheels/tires in front & back with no problems. I wouldn't put tire chains on, tho. Again, handling & braking are better than normal & no suspension problems. Maybe, the Elantra could handle a 215x50x18" wheel/tire on front & rear? I am a feather footer & never push the car hard.
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