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Anonymous Jul 25, 3:01am - #30691 
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tires

Can any one tell me the differences in these tires and what the numbers mean? Thanks in advance.

215/35-18
215/40-18
225/35-18
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IcEd blUe Jul 25, 3:10am - #30692 

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ya know i still dont undertsand what the first 2 numbers are, the 3rd are the size of the rims that fill it, i think the second is offset
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Ben008 Jul 25, 3:15am - #30693 
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
ya know i still dont undertsand what the first 2 numbers are, the 3rd are the size of the rims that fill it, i think the second is offset


same here confused

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I dont think a tire has offset confused could be wrong
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Celicatastrophe Jul 25, 3:31am - #30695 
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120/80V-16:

The "120" is the nominal width of the tire, in millimeters.

The "80" is the aspect ratio, expressed as a percentage of the width.

The "V" is the speed rating for the tire.

The "16" is the diameter of the wheel that the tire is constructed for.


The nominal width is approximately how wide the tire is at the widest part of the tread. In this case, the width is about 120 mm. There is some variance from tire maker to tire maker, and from brand to brand, so one tire may be 124 mm wide, while another may be 118 mm.

The aspect ratio is approximately how tall the tire is in relationship to its width. Thus, a 120/80 tire is about 95 mm tall, from the bead to the tread surface.

The speed rating indicates at what maximum speed the tire is considered safe for continuous use. In this instance, the V stand for speeds up to 149 mph. A table of speed ratings is listed below.

The last number is the diameter of the wheel that the tire is intended for. In this case, we are talking about a 16-inch rim for the tire.



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Steven Jul 25, 3:57am - #30696 
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I've never seen any tires lower than 35 profile that were DOT approved.
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sappemall99 Jul 25, 4:10am - #30697 

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the 225/35-18 will be a wider and much more low pro tire, if your lookin for a good performance tire, go with the wider tires thumbsup thumbsup

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comicbookguy Jul 25, 4:18am - #30698 
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i thought 215/35/18 are lower ? confused

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VSGTS14 Jul 25, 4:31am - #30699 

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Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i thought 215/35/18 are lower ? confused


lower than what?



anyway the first number is the width of the tire...the second is the sidewall width of the tire...the third is the diameter of wheel it is for.

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Marco_L Jul 26, 7:44am - #30700 
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Use this calculator to see what happenes with the dimensions
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

I have 225/40/18 on my Celica. This wheel is slightly too high due to bigger sidewall (approx 1") but it gives more comfort.
Positive side-effect is the extra centimeter cleerance under the car. The car is lowered 3cm but with these wheels I only came 2cm closer to the road. And it gives an extra centimeter optical lowering. I don't have any problem with the wheelarches.
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