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      05-08-2008, 02:03 AM   #1
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another tyre question

would it make a significant if any change to the handling of the car if i changed my front tyres from 225/35/19 to 235/35/19. Im thinking of doing this so to give extra protection to the alloys. The rears by the way are 265/30/19 if that makes a difference.

anyone know ?

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CD what agood idea.

I have very slight damage to each front alloy and think that 235's on the front instead of my 225's would have prevented this.

I'm not sure though if 235's would effect the handling etc and even if it's possible especially with Run Flats.

Anyone tried this?

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Stretching tyres aint a good idea lol

learn to park hehe..
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Stretching tyres aint a good idea lol

learn to park hehe..

He wouldn't be stretching them, as they're wider
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learn to park hehe..
Pot and kettle carlos?

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learn to park hehe..


my wheels arnt OEM , they are the same size alloys back and front. I was told by the fitter i could fit 225 > 265 range on them safely with no adverse affects ( sorry should of mentioned that )

any ideas on the handling differences anyone ?

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Pot and kettle carlos?

That looks nasty.... that's not the DXB is it? (wrong colour to me...)
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why do people want to save that pic and post it all the time?
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Sorry for
Wasn't aware this was you..... I shan't mention it again
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Because you posted it in the first place.
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Because you posted it in the first place.
But why revell in it like a little kid.
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Because i like revels.
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Admit it Carl, you'd be complaining a whole lot less if you had a 'proper' set of brake discs in the first place.

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my wheels arnt OEM , they are the same size alloys back and front. I was told by the fitter i could fit 225 > 265 range on them safely with no adverse affects ( sorry should of mentioned that )

any ideas on the handling differences anyone ?

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If its a wheel width that fits a range of 225 to 265, I doubt 235 will give any extra protection. Really it sounds like you either need to go to a narrower wheel in the front or wider in the rear.
But then again, I have another car with 285s in the rear on a 9" wide wheel
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Actually I think even your handling could be improved by doing this.

The stagger of the car is set to a certain optimum way.

The recommendations on a 265 rear is definitely a 235 front. I'm surprised they even fitted the 225 ?

Go for it.. No brainer.
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i had to get 2 new rear tyres today ( after 10,500 miles ... ooops ) anyway i checked if the size 235(rather than 225)/35/19 was available in conti's, which apparently it is, so the guy at the tyre place rang continental UK up to see if they would recomend that set up or not and asked would it affect the handling!? the answer was a definate 'Dont do it' , they said it would make the car unstable.

hmm , any more thoughts on this
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CD i had to get 2 new rear tyres today ( after 10,500 miles ... ooops ) anyway i checked if the size 235(rather than 225)/35/19 was available in conti's, which apparently it is, so the guy at the tyre place rang continental UK up to see if they would recomend that set up or not and asked would it affect the handling!? the answer was a definate 'Dont do it' , they said it would make the car unstable.

hmm , any more thoughts on this


Chris, those sizes ^^ are front tyre sizes surely?
What size tyres did you buy for the rears?
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Chris, those sizes ^^ are front tyre sizes surely?
What size tyres did you buy for the rears?
they fitted the wrong ones, i thought it was handling crap



yes Ian , those are the front sizes

BACKS: 255/30/19
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they fitted the wrong ones, i thought it was handling crap
yes Ian , those are the front sizes

BACKS: 255/30/19
Numpties!

Shame on the rears, should have gone 265 or 275, are the Kahns 9.5J on the rear?
If you want a wider track look on the rear you could try a 10mm spacer,you're not running low, so rubbing should not be an issue.
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