# Can I replace 18 wheels with 17 wheels?

## Can I replace 18 wheels with 17 wheels?

By matching lower-profile tire sizing to larger-diameter wheel size, speedometer and odometer readings should change only a little, if at all. But replacing a standard 17-inch alloy wheel with an 18- or 19-inch alloy rim will add weight — unless it’s an expensive, lightweight type. Bigger wheels cost more money.

## What’s better 17 or 18 inch wheels?

It comes down to more subjective measures, apparently. The smaller 17-inch tires represent the most comfortable ride thanks to the larger sidewall. The 18-inch tires create a bit more road noise, and this is further exacerbated when the car jumps up to the 19-inch wheels and tires.

Can you go up a size in rims?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.

How do you change rim size on a car?

How to Size Your Tires

1. Multiply the width by the aspect ratio expressed as a decimal (225 x 0.55 = 123.75).
2. Convert the aspect height to inches (123.75 / 25.4 = 4.87).
3. Multiply the aspect height by 2 (4.87 x 2 = 9.74).
4. Add the inside diameter of the tire (16 + 9.74 = 25.74).
5. Repeat for the size of the new tire.

### Can I put 17 rims instead of 16?

When changing the car’s original wheels and tires, the general rule of thumb is that you can go up or down by one inch. For example, if your car is currently riding on 17-in wheels, you can reduce the size to 16 inches.

### How big of a tire can you put on a 18-inch rim?

So, if you want to purchase the biggest tires possible for 18-inch rims, choose 325/65R18 for passenger tires or 35X12.

Can I use r17 instead of r16?

yes provided it is legal to do in your state and the offset is the same and the rim width is the same. in general if it is listed on the tire placard you can use that tire and rim combination on the vehicle.

What’s the difference between 18 and 20 inch wheels?

The concept is basic, if you have a vehicle with 18-inch wheels, plus one would be a 19-inch wheel and plus two would be 20 inches. Moving to a 20-inch wheel from 18 inches can provide several advantages. A 20-inch wheel has less tire sidewall and more wheel showing than an 18-inch wheel, which can be more visually appealing.

#### How big of a tire do I need for new wheels?

While you still need to ensure that wider tires will fit inside your wheel wells without rubbing, it’s common to add an inch of width to your wheels—for example, going from a 7-inch-wide rim to an 8-inch-wide one. That allows a wider tire to be mounted.

#### Which is cheaper 17 or 18 inch tires?

17″,19″ and 20″ tires cost less than 18″. I was told by a tire shop that 18″ wasn’t as popular so special batches are made so the cost was higher. Boat any other size in my tires were about \$100 cheaper. I’d check tire prices before I switched to an 18″ rim. I actually downsized to 16’s. You get even more sidewall, and less weight.

How much does a 17 inch rim weigh?

Her stock 17″ rims and tires weighed 85 lbs. We weighed the new rims AFTER we brought them home and I was putting on the ‘behind the tire 3rd brake light ring’ and was shocked at how much the new tire/rim combo weighed. 125 LBS.!!! This meant a new aftermarket spare tire holder, instantly.