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That is the size of tires my car came with. I need to buy new tires and I could option to E70-14, (I believe that =195/70R14. Can I do a 205/70R14 without it rubbing against my car while going through speeds bumps, potholes or turning?
 

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I have that paged bookmarked and I have looked it over, which is why I know my current "wide" option size is the 195/70-14. What does "60 Series" and "80 Series mean? Are those the corresponding decades? Can I use a 205/70-14?
 

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the 60/80 series is the relationship of the sidewall height to the tread width. The larger the number the taller the tire.
I recently switched to a smaller front tire. I wanted less tread width but the same height. Old tire was a 235R60/15, the new tire is 215R65/15. Same height, not as wide.

Aspect ratio explained.
 

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my 76 nova came with E-78/14 and i put 205/78-14s on with they fit and look nice no rubbing they are the about the same height,width and ride height is a little better.the 205/70-14 would work as well.
 

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my 76 nova came with E-78/14 and i put 205/78-14s on with they fit and look nice no rubbing they are the about the same height,width and ride height is a little better.the 205/70-14 would work as well.
Thanks, for the info.
 

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Side note. 205/70R14

205= width of the tread in millimeters
70= percentage of tread width the side wall is tall. ie: 70% of 205 millimeters is your sidewall height.
14= rim size.

...and yes, 205/70's will fit fine, but as mentioned, converting to 15's opens up a lot of possibilities for tire sizes.
 
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