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1984 Eldo Cov't, 2002 ETC Conv't
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I have an 84 eldo conv't. Presently I have four 215 70R 15 while walls on the car. The two fronts need to be changed but I see on door it says correct tire size is 225 70R 15. I have had the eldo for 10 years using 215's with no known problems. I have good tread on all 4 but two back are 8 years old while the two front are only 3 years old. Question: Can I just replace the two rear 215's with new 215's or do I really need to change to 225's? If I need to change to 225, can I change just the rears to 225 and keep the other two good 215's (3 Year old) and change them in a couple of years or must I change all 4 to 225.
Lastly, if I must go to 225, as I want to stay with white walls, what brands do you guys recommend or use for 225 70 R 15 White Wall. I checked with Michelin and they said they do not have 225's in white walls, only some white lettering. I'm going crazy over this. Thanks alot PS being 61 years old I am not going over 90 MPH anywhere and and drive about 3,000 miles a year on Long Island, NY Thanks again, Wally
 

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There is no need to change back to 225, now that you know 215 will fit. The only difference is traction. With the 215s on there you will actually get a little bit better gas milage also. Maybe not a noticable amount, but its an increase none the less. Just make sure that the new tires can handle the weight of your car. :thumbsup:

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The 225s were the tires used with the "touring suspension". The 215s were the standard size.

I recently installed a set of Kumho performance whitewalls on my '85 seville and I'm extremely pleased with the transformation in ride and handling that they wrought.
 
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