Alternate tires on 2001 Mazda Protege

subaru
mazda
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legacy

#1

I have a almost new set of studded tires for my 1999 Subaru Legacy wagon - 195/60-15. I’d like to sell my Subaru , but if possible, I’d like to keep the studded tires to use on my wife’s 2001 Mazda Protege. The Mazda has a tire size of 195/55-15. Would the studded tires be compatible with the Mazda?


#2

Yes, they will probably be fine. They will be slightly taller and may change the accuracy of the speedometer, but not by too much. There’s about a 10 mm difference in sidewall height, so figure 20mm increase in overall diameter, a little less than an inch.

I would use them if it were my car.