1. ## tire sizes

i found tires on craigslist that are 205/60/15. my normal tire size is 205/65/15. can i use these?? what do all 3 numbers mean anyway?

2. ## Re: tire sizes

The first is the width in mm (25.4 mm = 1 ")

The second is the profile. It is the percentage of the width that equals the height of the tire on each side of the wheel.

The third is the wheel size.

205/65/15 is the tire

205 / 25.4 = 8.0

8.0 x .65 = 5.2
5.2 x 2 = 10.4 (Since there is a profile on each side of the wheel)

10.4 + 15 = 25.4 tall

So the tire is 25.4 x 8 x15

3. ## Re: tire sizes

its about a half an inch difference between the two, so without knowing any of the vehicle specifics, id say yes?

4. ## Re: tire sizes

Originally Posted by hoss
its about a half an inch difference between the two, so without knowing any of the vehicle specifics, id say yes?
1995 nissan maxima gxe

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