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
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
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.
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.
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