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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesChevrolet · 2 months ago

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?

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  • g
    Lv 7
    2 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.  

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  • 2 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
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  • 2 months ago

    You can't fit 15 inch tires to 16 inch wheels. Try again.

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  • 2 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.

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