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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:39 am 
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If i have a set of wheels that are 235's are they 8inch wide tread? like 17x8's???? sorry if it sounds stupid. I've never really thought about it

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:49 pm 
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The combination of tyre measurements is width, ratio, type, rim, speed code and load index.: i.e 185/60 R14 TL 82H.

185mm and height is 60 percent of the width on a 14 inch wheel!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:00 pm 
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Tyre width in mm divide by 25.4 to get width in inches.

235mm = 9.25"

Which is fine for an 8" wide rim - it's what I run.

Remembering the tread width, is on most tyres, bigger then the width of the 'rim mounts'.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:16 am 
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235/45R17 tyres are a perfect match for 17x8" rims.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:37 pm 
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hmm, i have 255's on my 17*8 tickfords, although when i had the wheel off hte other day they didnt look like the hung over the wheel much at all. F**k big tyres though!

 

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