I have a 2000 Chevy Impala with the following tire configuration. Any input?
I had two bad tires on the rear axle so my mechanic placed two slightly smaller (probably 15 inch) tires on the rear while leaving 16 inch ones in the front. He didn't have the correct size.
He said this would work.
Should there be any problems?
- gLv 72 months ago
This could have only happened if the mechanic gave you 15 inch diameter wheels as well.
Did they? I highly doubt it.
Regardless your 2000 Chevrolet Impala was not designed or engineered to run staggered size tires. They need to be identical on all four corners.
Whatever alternative size your mechanic gave you is wrong. It's time to find a new mechanic.
- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
It's impossible to put 15" diameter tires on 16" rims.
Mixing rim diameter sizes will mess up the ABS braking system and traction control system.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- champerLv 72 months ago
You can't fit 15 inch tires to 16 inch wheels. Try again.
- hotstuffktrLv 62 months ago
Ugh; bad in many ways. Larger diameter tires in the REAR. Tires are designed to support the WEIGHT of a car. Smaller diameter tires put your SAFETY at RISK.