Buying lower profile tyres for a 2017 Hyundai Creta

19th Mar 2019 12:04 pm

Advice on shifting from 215/60-R17 to 215/55-R17 tyres on a Hyundai Creta.

Can the 215/60-R17 tyres on my 2017 Hyundai Creta be replaced by 215/55-R17s? If done, what would the consequences?
Pabitra Das, Guwahati

AAA Technically, you can fit the 215/55-R17 instead of the 215/60-R17. However, such a change would be disastrous for the Creta. Firstly, the 215/55-R17 is mainly a passenger car size, which is meant for high speeds, while that of the Creta is a higher load-carrying capacity tyre. It would result in a faster wear in the tyres. Secondly, the ride height of the vehicle would also drop when shifting from the 215/60-R17s to the 215/55-R17s, resulting in a lower ground clearance between the road and vehicle. Thus, it would be better to stick to the original size of 215/60-R17s instead of the 215/55-R17s. 

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