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Winter Wheel Size

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Hi all, I have recently bought a 2006 1.6 Fiesta, and I have been offered by a friend a set of steelies with winter tyres from his old mk5 Fiesta. The problem is that they are 185/55/r14. I know from the owners manual that they should be 175/65/r14, but would it cause any problems if I put my friend's ones on my car?

Thanks for any advice!

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Your speedo would be out, as your wheels would end up smaller.

I'm ok with that, the car is only used for a 30 min commute during the week, but otherwise it would be ok to use them? It's probably only for 2 months or so, over here in Holland we're not getting such severe snowfall compared to the UK....

Thanks!

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Well check with your road regulations, in the UK it's illegal to have your speedo out by a certain %

I mean if honest it won't make much difference, just legalities is all.

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Personally I wouldn't.

That is more than 2.5% difference. Had they been 185x60 R14s then they would have been a close enough match.

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