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Tire Size Question #116885 Mar 3, 9:41pm Mar 3, 9:41pm
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Tire Size Question
aight, imma complete moron when it comes to readin sizes, if i want a WIDE tire, which # do i look at? which is wider here, 215/35/18, 215/40/18, 225/35/18, 225/40/18?


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Re: Tire Size Question [Re: sappemall99] #116886 Mar 3, 9:42pm Mar 3, 9:42pm
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The second one has a wider tread.

You mean tread, right? Not profile?


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Re: Tire Size Question [Re: sappemall99] #116887 Mar 3, 9:43pm Mar 3, 9:43pm
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the first number is how wide the tire is, so the last two are the widest

Re: Tire Size Question [Re: sappemall99] #116888 Mar 3, 9:46pm Mar 3, 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by sappemall99
aight, imma complete moron when it comes to readin sizes, if i want a WIDE tire, which # do i look at? which is wider here, 215/35/18, 215/40/18, 225/35/18, 225/40/18?


Anyways, the first number is how wide (in millimeters) the tread is. The wider, the better for acceleration.

The second number is how wide the profile is (profile is the part between the rim and the tread). That number is not how wide the profile is in inches, but rather how wide it is percentage wise to the tread width.
EXAMPLE: The first tire's profile would be 75.25 millimeters. I just took 35% of 215 to find that out.

Rule of thumb is, wider the profile, better your ride will be. IMHO, a smaller profile looks best, but you will make your ride rougher, and you always risk bending your rim if you hit a pothole, or get a flat.


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Re: Tire Size Question [Re: v3n0m] #116889 Mar 3, 9:47pm Mar 3, 9:47pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
the first number is how wide the tire is, so the last two are the widest
D'OH! For some reason, I only saw two tire sizes there. spineyes


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Re: Tire Size Question [Re: sappemall99] #116890 Mar 3, 9:50pm Mar 3, 9:50pm
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lower profile tyres also have less sidewall flex, therfore are considered better for cornering


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Re: Tire Size Question [Re: OzzyZR] #116891 Mar 3, 9:54pm Mar 3, 9:54pm
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