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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-12-2017, 10:14 PM
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I think a 15" will fit easily.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 09:15 AM
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I'm also planning to put 15" winter tires on the Niro but will probably go with 205/65R15. On another thread @Neo confirmed these fit fine, he said: "I went with Michelin Xice in a 205/65-15. I love them. The taller tire gives a softer ride which is a nice improvement when the tires are cold and rock hard and the road is less than perfect. The 15 inch steel wheels fit with just enough clearance."

Anyone else switched to 15" for their winter tires?
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 01:47 PM
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15" wheels and tires would be quieter and more efficient if everything else was equal. But it is not! If you want a close match for the diameter, the same tire is seldom available (although you do want a different model for winter anyway).

But forgetting about efficiency, you want a narrower tire for winter use and I've confirmed that with personal use. I don't see any advantage in getting 15" tires for winter use, other than they tend to be cheaper than 16" tires. But huge advantage to going narrow, regardless of rim size.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 06:33 AM
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Pretty sure on tire rack they offer a 15Ē wheel option!
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 09:56 PM
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This is good to hear that 15" rims should fit. I have 15" winter tires that are the same width, height, offset and pattern as the Niro tire (well very close, height is off by 2%).

I'm going to put them on and see if there is clearance with the disc brakes.
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