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Chris McLean
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Chris McLean May 30, 2:08am - #19255 

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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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Steven May 30, 2:30am - #19256 
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that number is the width of the tire... from sidewall to sidewall..
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tomsgts May 30, 2:35am - #19257 
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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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Chris McLean
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Chris McLean May 30, 2:50am - #19258 

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thanks for the fast reply guys...what would be the positives/negatives for each of those? bigger = better?
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401Celica May 30, 2:54am - #19259 
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so, which is the best width for our cars?

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KDawg May 30, 3:23am - #19260 
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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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tomsgts May 30, 3:25am - #19261 
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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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celica2kgts May 31, 11:05am - #19262 
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not only better traction but from my experence protects rims(lip)
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VSGTS14 May 31, 2:36pm - #19263 

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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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Satoshi May 31, 4:22pm - #19264 
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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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