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Old 05-04-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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Quick Tire Size Question

Hey guys. Quick newbie question. What do the first 2 numbers in a tire's size mean? Does it go width/sidewall height/rim size?

If I'm going to buy a set of rims with 235/40/17 tire on them, would it be unwise of me to put 205/40/17 tires on?

I'm asking cuz the tires that come with the rims don't have much tread left, and there's someone selling 205/40/17's for a good price.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #3
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thanks zimmie

so, i was basically right?

so if i go to a 205 tire, it will be significantly narrower. is that a bad idea?
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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Narrower AND shorter. Do not run that size tire.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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