Fitting a vehicle with larger tires is a common practice. Larger tires can increase the handling and safety of a vehicle and also enhance its appearance. But there are few things that should be considered before installing larger tires.
A larger tire is generally wider than the one it is replacing. If you have a 205/50-15 tire, a wider tire might be a 225/45-15 tire. You cannot drastically change the width of the tire without also installing a wider wheel.
Larger Diameter Tire
A larger tire can also be a tire that has a larger diameter, which means that the outer dimensions of it are larger. If you have a 15-inch wheel and tire, a larger tire would be 16 or 17 inches. You must install larger diameter wheels if you are installing a larger diameter tire.
One of the potential benefits of installing a larger tire on a car is additional grip and handling because of the larger contact patch (the part of the tire that grips the road).
A potential downside of larger tires is that the steering may become heavier since there is more rubber to turn.
Larger tires may also cause interference with the bodywork or brakes and suspension if they are too large.
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