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Old 01-07-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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would this tire size fit?

i have ligned up a set of winter tires, they are 235/55/17

would that be a problem fitting on my 17s? now i jsut have the stock setup

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Hi,

You should be fine, but the handling characteristics will change somewhat dramatically going with that tall a sidewall. Just don't get on the Loud Pedal too much until you've adapted to them...

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Old 01-07-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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it should be only for the winter
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do you think that 235 front and back is ok? couse all 4 are same size
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do you think that 235 front and back is ok? couse all 4 are same size
Hi,

I'd have concerns about the directional stability of that wide a front tire, especially in ice and snow. It's going to have a larger contact patch, reducing the weight/in.. This means the tires will have a reduced bite and want to float resulting in gross understeer. Too much? I don't know without having experienced it, but certainly more than a narrower tire. But with Winter Tires, narrower is usually better...

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You definitely do not want a 235 width tire on the stock 7" front rim. Furthermore a wider tire gives less grip in the snow, not exactly what you want.

My snows are 205 front and 245 rear and they work great.
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djomlas: holy doodle, who's the babe in your b&w page. that's an awesome pic. the car's nice too.
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ruf, that babe would be my girlfriend.

well i think ill still pick up the tires, then ill have 2 sets for rear, just have to find front ones now

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