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!
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
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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