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My new to me 2004 CRV with 38K has 10 year old tires. Hard and noisy! OEM size is 205-70/R15. The quiet goodyear tire I want isn't made in that 205 dimension, but is made in 215/70/R15. The speedo difference is negligible. Can I "upgrade" to the 215? My wheels are OEM 15". Thanks for any advice.
 

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Long as you replace all 4, one size taller wont hurt anything. This is especially important if you have AWD, different size tires will damage the rear differential (by overheating the clutches inside).
 

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Virtually any NEW tire is going to be noticebly quieter than a 10 year old tire.
 

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My new to me 2004 CRV with 38K has 10 year old tires. Hard and noisy! OEM size is 205-70/R15. The quiet goodyear tire I want isn't made in that 205 dimension, but is made in 215/70/R15. The speedo difference is negligible. Can I "upgrade" to the 215? My wheels are OEM 15". Thanks for any advice.
Just as a second confirmation, yes you can certainly go to the 215, however as Carbuff2 stated make sure you swap all 4 at the same time.
 

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'I'm the original poster, and I did buy new 4 Goodyear All Season tires, 215/70/15, replacing 10 year old Bridgestone Cruising tires. Road noise went waaay down! I am now going to replace the OEM stamped metal wheels with a set of 2001 CRV aluminum alloy OEM models. I just like the look better. Thanks for all who weighed in and helped me on the tire swap.
 

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Original poster again. As stated, the new tires cut road noise appreciably. I then swapped the OEM steel wheels for some OEM Craigslist aluminum alloy wheels. I just wanted the look, but have found that these "new" wheels transmit less road noise, compared to steel OEMs. --Just thought you might like to know
 
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