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Increase tires

My stock tires are 215/70R15 and i want to change to 215/60R16. Based on what i've read there will be a 0.6% change in the speedo. Is there anything else i would have to worry about. A mechanic told me that the transmission would have some problems. I can't seem to find anything online related to this.

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  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 798
    First, you are aware that you'll have to change wheels to do as you suggested, right?

    If you are aware, and that is not a deal breaker, then you'll want to use 225/60R16. Those have the same load carrying capacity as the 215/70R15's and the diameter is even closer.
  • did this work for you? I have a 2001 G Caravan with 15" steel rims and want to put on 16" aluminum rims... center hub does not seem to fit.

    stampsource
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    Two questions:

    1) Which engine does your van have?
    2) Where'd you get the 16" wheels?
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