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Will changing tire size on 2010 RAV4 affect anything?

I have what I believe is the recommended size for the 2010(225/65/17). I recently bought a good condition set of Goodyear Assurance 215/55/17 at a garage sale($60 couldn't pass em up). The time has come to think about replacing my tires since they are getting worn. Will that new size work fine in my wells and how will the change effect the ride/safety if at all?
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Every vehicle I've owned and went too larger tires, cost me mpg and handling issues!! The Engineers had a reason for choosing your stock tire size!


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I have what I believe is the recommended size for the 2010(225/65/17). I recently bought a good condition set of Goodyear Assurance 215/55/17 at a garage sale($60 couldn't pass em up). The time has come to think about replacing my tires since they are getting worn. Will that new size work fine in my wells and how will the change effect the ride/safety if at all?

The 215/55/17 is a low profile tire and is 2 inch shorter in height then the original tire. The diameter is 26.3 inches and the original tire is 28.5 inches.Your car will rev higher and your speedometer will be inaccurate. If going 60 mph you will actually be doing 55.4 mph. I would not never buy a very small tire even if it was dirt cheap.

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I guess if you're willing to put up with the downsides of less mpg and a stiffer ride, go for it. Otherwise, have a garage sale!
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2 inches shorter at stock ride height might look kind of goofy. It's like the car memes you see where they write "never skip leg day" with small wheels/tires on a lifted truck

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You will lower the car. The Rav will accelerate faster. Rev higher for the same speed traveled. And your speedo will be off.

But IMO this is less stress on a car then putting on tires that are bigger than stock.

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I decided against doing it. But check this out... I went to a used tire shop and was able to trade the three I had(yes there were only three at the sale) for two excellent condition ones($45 tries by their prices) in my proper size + $25. So they basically gave me a $65 credit for my three... I was very satisfied.
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I decided against doing it. But check this out... I went to a used tire shop and was able to trade the three I had(yes there were only three at the sale) for two excellent condition ones($45 tries by their prices) in my proper size + $25. So they basically gave me a $65 credit for my three... I was very satisfied.
Well, that worked out pretty good!
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