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Would it be ok to fit 195x60x15 winter tyres in place of my 205x65x15

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by mercmancdi, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. mercmancdi

    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    Would it be ok to fit 195x60x15 winter tyres in place of my 205x65x15
    It's for a old e 300 d just for short trips over the winter.
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    syncropaddy Senior Member

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    I would have thought the 205/65/15 tyres are the wrong size for an E300. Should they not be 195/65/15? Anyway 195/60/15 should be ok but will be a little smaller than standard
     
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    195x60 has a profile height (rim to tread) of 117mm, 205x65 has 133.25mm so quite a difference.

    Your speedometer will read quite a bit higher than actual
     
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    As said standard sizes for these is 195/65 r15 or (sport chassis) 205/60 r15 if we're talking about w124s. Typo in the OP perhaps? As well as being the correct size 195/65 r15 is a VERY common size i.e. lots of choice/cheaper and the 'official' winter tyre size for sport chassis cars too, specifically 195/65r15 91T
     
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    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    Yes it's a 95 w124 estate e300 d
     

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