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Hi folks a newbie & 1st post on here, I am running a UK model 2003 Outback H6 a previous owner had fitted 215/55/16 tyres on vehicle but now that 2 are dead thought I would fit the Std 60 Series tyres.

Question is I have 2 x 215/60/16" V good condition & have been offered 2 x 235/60/16"s, with the permanent 4WD system is it possible to mix the tyre width with the same profiles ??, checked rolling radius calc & does show a small difference but wondered if I could compensate that by tyre pressure, or if vehicle Diff's would self compensate.

Appreciate any & all comments from you experience Subaru hands.

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You should not mix tire sizes.

Subaru states all tires must match in size and diameter.

Get 4 new matching tires and sell the 2 better ones, or get 2 that match the better ones and have them shaved down to match in wear.
 

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What AWDFTW said. You really don't want to mix sizes. The diffs DO compensate, but the result is heat and rapid wear on expensive hardware. Millimeters count- get a matched set.
 

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Mixing sizes is a sure fire way to trash your differential in short order, the little you will save on tires will soon be spent fixing the AWD system.
 

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Ok guy's thanks, guess it just confirms what I needed to know, will go look for 2 more tyres correct profile now !!

Mind you just saw 4 x 65 profile tyres on refurbed Mustang alloys for £100 which sounds a good deal if I can sell on the wheels !!

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