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Old 07-23-2002, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Tire width and rim width numbers? Any resources?

Im trying to find info on tire width and the best width rims to use with them. I think this would be beneficial to everyone. I would think someone created a table that shows tire sizes from 175 to say 245 and what rims sizes are optimal.

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Old 07-23-2002, 07:20 PM   #2
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I haven't seen an all inclusive table anywhere, but most tire manufacturers have this information on their websites. I think that sidewall height is also important. For example I think that 235/45's are supposed to be ok on 7 1/2" wheels while 235/40's are not (although I've seen that setup and it looked ok).
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mofugga: Thats not exactly what Im looking for.

If you run a tire that is too wide or too narrow for the wheel, not rolling diameters and such.

driggity: I dont think that is right. The tire width and the wheel width should be totally dependant on each other while the sidewall percentage number ONLY effects outer diameter and revolutions per mile

I could be wrong though.
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driggity: I dont think that is right. The tire width and the wheel width should be totally dependant on each other while the sidewall percentage number ONLY effects outer diameter and revolutions per mile

I could be wrong though.
All I know is that some tire manufacturers will recommend different rim widths for tires of the same width but different sidewall heights. For instance 235/45 17 S-03's are recommended for rims 7.5-9 inches wide while 235/40 17 S-03's are recommend for rims 8-9.5 inches wide
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Tirerack.com

Look under the details specs for each individual tire. Gives you recommended rim width, sectional width on the tire, how changing rim sizes effects contact patch.

You can also contact Luke @ Tire Rack; him and I had a great discussion the other day since I'm trying to upsize so drastically for next year.

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