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Q: Buying new tires, have to get same size?

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Im running 215/65-17 stock wheels and tires on my car. Going to buy new tires this week, my question is, do i have to buy the same width (215) or can i go a bit more wide? If so, whats the most i can widen my range without worrying about the rim being too narrow.

My car has 40000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Regarding wider tires, you should be able t...

Regarding wider tires, you should be able to go no more than a 225/55-17, but you should make sure by trying one on the rim first.

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