I need to replace one rim on my ford focus the tires I have on it currently are 195/60R15, I have another tire on a rim the numbers on the tire are 195/65R15 can I mount the 195/60R15 tire onto the rim that has the 195/65R15 tire.

To put it simply does the R15 mean 15 inch rims?

Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

  • "To put it simply does the R15 mean 15 inch rims" Yes. 65 is slightly wider than 60, but will work.
    – Moab
    Jun 5 '18 at 19:27

Will it mount? Yes.
Are they the same? Maybe.
There are a few other specification to the rim other than the diameter.
Number of lug holes
Lug hole spacing
Center bore diameter

You should be quickly see if they are the same lug pattern measuring the distance between the lug holes. Given that the other rim came from a similar style car (fwd), the backspacing should be very similar. If you know what the rim came off of you can look this up and verify. The tire width is the same, so the rim width should be the same (should be 6").


195 is the with of the tire in millimeters(mm). 60 or 65 is the percent of the sidewall height relative to the width also in mm. At 60 the sidewall height is 117 mm, at 65 the sidewall is 126.75mm. A difference of 9.75 mm. A change of diameter of 19.5 mm or a hair over 3/4 ". Change in circumference of tire 2.355 " . 195 mm is 7.67" wide.

I wonder if that difference in circumference would affect speedometer accuracy? I'll leave that for the mathematicians and engineers to squabble about.

P refers to the type of vehicle -Passenger car, R is for Radial tire.

As mentioned by rpmerf the number of bolts and bolt circle should match you vehicles requirement.


Ummmm. The rim you can most likely use, the tire you cannot.

Unless you buy three more to match. There's a lot of speculation about using the tire, even though that was not the OP's question.

On a driven axle this will cause a horrible differential action, and eventually do some damage to the drivetrain. Even on a non-driven axle, you will be changing handling vectors, weight distribution, roll couples, and brake torque. Not to mention odd tire wear on the larger ("taller") tire. The result is only desirable when setting stagger for a short track event, where you want the weird handling characteristics a taller set of outside tires provide.

Very highly not recommended to use a different tire. Minor differences in the rim are probably not worrysome, unless the offset causes rubbing,


Yeah thats same basicly its just profile offset size they.l fit

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