Tire Sizes

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Asked by Oct 31, 2016 at 03:21 AM about the 1991 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Laredo

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

When I bought new tires for my
jeep the salesman said he would
look up the recommend size for
my vehicle.  He suggested and
installed 235/75R15's.  Great.  
Except I was pulled over for
speeding and got a $125 ticket.  
Doing 67 mph in a 55 mph zone.  
Help!  What can I tell the judge?

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You can tell the judge your story, but it is your responsibility to know the accuracy of the speedometer. I would just pay the fine and chalk it up to experience.

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Thanks Bob. I kind of figured that was what I would do. I will chalk it up to experience and also when buying new tires I will know what I am buying and the unseen consequences. Thanks for the answer you gave. Really helpful.

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The tires did not cause your speedo to be off that much. You have a different problem with the speedometer. Those tires where probably the stock size. If you had 44's on it that would explain the problem but you did not.

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Wrong post Hope2228. My question was about tires. Thank you though for answering. Happy Halloween!

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Difference in tires size would be 1MPH between the stock tires of 225/75-15's, F_O_R is right.

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Once again thank you for the reply. I looked up on website about the difference if any it would make. It said if speedo read 55 mph with new tires I would actually be traveling 62.7 mph???

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