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Hi, I want to change my 215/60/17s to 225/45/17s... Would that work? Thanks.
Use the tire size calculator found as a sticky thread at the top of this section for your answer.
 

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215/60-17 is 225/55-17 -1.52%
Really you want (like I do) 235/55-17 +0.07%

225/45-17 does not work -8.05%
 

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215/60-17 is 225/55-17 -1.52%
Really you want (like I do) 235/55-17 +0.07%

225/45-17 does not work -8.05%

235/55-17 +0.07% <- Will these work on stock steel rims? Or I have to change

My apologies, this is my first time to change tires. I am having difficulties finding the original tire size. (215/60-17)
 

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Rims come in half inch widths

I do not have steel rims so do not know their width

Stock alloys are 6.5" so 215 is the max.

For a 225 you would ideally use a 7.5" rim which can also take a 235.

IF YOU ARE JUST SAVING MONEY then shop online for 215/60 17s
They are not relatively expensive.
Check with your tire fitters though, some shops like to know what they are fitting so they either prefer the tires be shipped direct to them, or that you prepay them to order for you (maybe with a handling fee)

IF YOU HAVE 6.5" rims then compare prices on 195/65-17 (-0,65%) or even 185/70-17 (+0.14%)
 

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Wait so stock rims on a 2008 dodge caliber sxt would fit 235/55-17? I need new tires and I want a lower profile not too expensive tires without changing the rims.
 

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The tire width measurement (the first number) is different from original tire to the one you want to mount.

If you went from 215/75 to 215/55 you can see a difference in profile height:

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