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      12-20-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Tire size question.

So I have a set of dforce ltw5 wheels (18x9 front and 18x10 rear) And the time has come to replace my nitto NT05 tires (currently 245/40/18 front and 285/35/18 rear). I have aleady ordered two 275/35/18 conti extremecontact dws tires for the rears, and am looking at a tire size for the fronts. I have two choices.

Stick with the current 245/40/18 size or go a size smaller with:
235/40/18.

Would the 235 be too stretched on the 9 inch wide wheel? Thanks for any input you may offer.
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So I have a set of dforce ltw5 wheels (18x9 front and 18x10 rear) And the time has come to replace my nitto NT05 tires (currently 245/40/18 front and 285/35/18 rear). I have aleady ordered two 275/35/18 conti extremecontact dws tires for the rears, and am looking at a tire size for the fronts. I have two choices.

Stick with the current 245/40/18 size or go a size smaller with:
235/40/18.

Would the 235 be too stretched on the 9 inch wide wheel? Thanks for any input you may offer.
Should be okay.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS
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hm. are there any downsides to going with a smaller tire size?
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A 235/40/18 should be fine on a 9" wide wheel. Sizing down the tires wouldn't have any major negative affects during everyday driving though.
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