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5th Gen ('95-'99): Tire switch question

Old 01-13-2018, 05:11 AM
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Default Tire switch question

I have a '98 monte with 225/60-16 ties and want to switch those out and put on 205/65-15. Would this be okay? I know the speedometer will read different than my actual speed but is there anything else I should know or be worried about? Thank you.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:25 AM
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The ones you want to put on are for 15 inch rims.. It wouldnt work.. I assume you have these extra tires on other rims but yea, unfortunately it wont work..
Old 01-13-2018, 09:12 AM
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As WHT02Monte stated a 15 in tire won't fit on a 16 in wheel, but if you have a set of 15 inch wheel's they should fit without any clearance problems as GM did use 15 inch wheels from the factory.
Old 01-13-2018, 06:21 PM
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Yes, all LS Monte Carlos from 1995 to 1999 came standard with 15" steel wheels that each had a 205/70R-15 tire.

So 205/65R-15 tires all around would work, even though they're a little different in height, which would throw off the speedometer a little. And if they're just snow tires for the winter season, it shouldn't be a real problem anyway. The 5th-gen Monte Carlo chassis is designed to work with either 15" or 16" wheel/tire combinations.

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