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Thinking of going to 265/60/15 tires from 235/75/15 tires. What are the pros and cons of going to a wider tire?

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Wider tyres use more fuel, are prone to aqua-plaining in the wet and are a dam site more expensive to replace. there may be problems with hitting the mudguard edge on turns or hitting body work on turns. On the pro side there is better grip on dry road because of the bigger foot print, larger range of wheels available , better drive-ability at speed.
basically it will be what you want as the pros and cons are about equal. The biggest con is the loss of traction in the wet which is a real meanicing drawback in the rain/snow/ice

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