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Chris McLean
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May 29, 7:08pm - #19255 
Tire Question

hi guys..i am looking at wheels and tires for my next mod...im leaning towards the exel h-50's (replica of Racing Hart z5000)...my question is what is the difference between 205, 215 or 235 tires? what do those #'s mean? any help would be great! thumbsup

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May 29, 7:30pm - #19256 
that number is the width of the tire... from sidewall to sidewall..

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May 29, 7:35pm - #19257 
if you are talking about 205 as in 205/40R17
the 205 is the width measured in millimeters the 40 determines the hieght of the sidewall, the R is for radial and the 17 is the size rim
so the difference between 205, 215, and 235 is the width


hope that helped

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May 29, 7:50pm - #19258 
thanks for the fast reply guys...what would be the positives/negatives for each of those? bigger = better?

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May 29, 7:54pm - #19259 
so, which is the best width for our cars?


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May 29, 8:23pm - #19260 
If you're looking at 17s and want a low profile you'd probably be best off with a 215/40/17 tire. The advantages to wider tires is better traction overall. Also, the advantage to thicker (higher second number) tire would be a smoother ride overall.

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May 29, 8:25pm - #19261 
bigger gives better traction and better cornering i haven't bought any aftermaket wheels or tires yet but i'll probably go with the 235

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May 31, 4:05am - #19262 
not only better traction but from my experence protects rims(lip)

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May 31, 7:36am - #19263 
isn't 235 a little wide? Won't it touch the inside fender? The best size to go with is 215/40/17 for 17's. 18's I don't remember.


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May 31, 9:22am - #19264 
http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~satoshi/tip05en.html

yeah.. the best size is
215.40.17, 215.45.17,
225.35.18, 215.35.19


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