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      12-15-2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
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Check http://tyrestretch.com/ if you'd like to see different tire sizes on different rim widths.
Wow. Whoever made that library was obsessively dedicated. Thanks for that link. That does help immensely to visualize the effect!

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Originally Posted by N8N View Post
... but that's actually the "Section Width" which is the overall width of the tire at the widest point when mounted on a specific rim which the tire mfgr. usually lists in their specs

if you go here and click on specs

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....eMake=Michelin

you will see that that size of a PSS has a tread width of 8.2" so it will probably look/ride/handle best on a 18x8 or 18x8.5 rim (that is, close to the width of the tread.) A wider rim will look stretched; a narrower rim will make it look pinched a little like someone who put 60's on their old musclecar's stock rims. A 235 is exactly 8.5" wide tread width so that would be a darn near perfect fit on a 8.5" wide rim (which is what the previous poster said, just in a different way.)
I also did not know that - treads are measured based on a specific rim.
Thanks again, very helpful!

Sorry for the late reply guys, got sidetracked and luckily found this thread with your replies again.

Thanks!
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