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      02-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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235/35/18

just wondering if anyone is running this size up front? Sears has continental dw's on sale for $95 in that size. Seems a little short on the sidewall and im not looking to damage my new wheels but $95 is a really good price.
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      02-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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That's not that bad at all man I run 245/35/18 so you will be fine go grab a set
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I am running 235/40/18 up front... the 35 may be a little short. I guess in OK, your roads are probably much better than in MA.

235/40/18's list an 8" wheel as the minimum recommended width, so a 35 would probably be minimum of 8.5". Tirerack didn't show a 235/35/18 size... maybe no longer made?

It may work, but it is probably not "recommended".
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What's recommend isn't always the best or right choice too just an FYI
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The more important question is, what size tires are you using in the rear?
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Thanks for the feedback, for the price i think i should go for it. The rears are 255/35/18 i bought some bridgestone rft's on craigslist nearly new for $250. the toyota dealer had a rough time mounting the 225/40 on my 8.5" wheel. they said they will not mount tires like that anymore. I think they were a little to low profile for their taste lol.
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It's too short for the car in my opinion, but it's your call.
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Are you thinking of mixing runflats in the rear with non-runflats up front? Mixing runflats with normal tires is generally regarded as a bad idea.
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Are you thinking of mixing runflats in the rear with non-runflats up front? Mixing runflats with normal tires is generally regarded as a bad idea.
Why is that? I consider it a 50% greater win over non rft's. Not to sound like an ss of course just wondering.
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It's too short for the car in my opinion, but it's your call.
Opinion valued, I think I will go with the 235/40's even if it costs $100 more. Thanks again for the replys.
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Are you thinking of mixing runflats in the rear with non-runflats up front? Mixing runflats with normal tires is generally regarded as a bad idea.
+1

Avoid mixing run flat and non run flat tires due to unstable handling, especially when cornering or at highway speeds.
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Opinion valued, I think I will go with the 235/40's even if it costs $100 more. Thanks again for the replys.
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Avoid mixing run flat and non run flat tires due to unstable handling, especially when cornering or at highway speeds.
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