Santa Fe- Tire Sizes

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Doug Hill, May 5, 2007.

  1. Doug Hill

    Doug Hill Guest

    My 2002 Santa Fe takes P225/70 R16 Tires.

    70 represents the depth of the tire..i.e. 70% of the 225cm

    But other than Hyundai, most places, i.e. Wal-Mart,Canadian Tire do not
    carry 225/70
    You can get 225/60 or 225/75

    My Question: Is it okay to go with an option other than 225/70 from a safety
    standpoint? I know Hyundai will say "warranty yadda,yadda", but my warranty
    is long gone

    Doug Hill, May 5, 2007
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  2. I'm confused here. 225-70R16 is an EXTREMELY common tire size for trucks
    and SUV's. Even for Canada, I can't believe you would have problems here.

    Try Sears. They have some of the best tires made in your size. If you want
    a suggestion or recommendation, the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred, the
    Michelin XC LT4 are very good "all-season" type tires. If you want
    something a little more aggressive, the Bridgestone Dueler APTIII is the
    finest tire (of any type) I have ever had on any vehicle - it downright
    transformed the handling of a formerly wallowy minivan. All three are made
    in that size, and you can get them all from Sears.

    Incidentally, for alternative sizes, the selection is far less available and
    common. Stick with this size. And when you do find that it IS a common
    size, go back to these retailers and ask them what the deal is - EVERYBODY
    should have a good assortment in this size.

    Hope this helps.
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, May 6, 2007
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  3. Doug Hill

    hyundaitech Guest

    If you cannot get the same size, try to keep the diameter the same.

    225x.7 = 157.5
    157.5/.65 = 242.3
    157.5/.75 = 210

    So you'll get the closest match from 245/65R16. After that comes
    205/75R16 and 215/75R16.
    hyundaitech, May 8, 2007
  4. Doug Hill

    Finn Guest

    will a 245 fit the Sanata fe with out any interference?

    Finn, May 9, 2007
  5. Doug Hill

    hyundaitech Guest

    It'll probably clear, but certainly the vehicle should be checked
    beforehand. For a 245 to fit, you'll need an additional centimeter of
    clearance on each side.
    hyundaitech, May 9, 2007
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