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Want to change tire size

Presently have 225/50R17 tires, will changing to 235/50R17 have any ill effects other than speedometer being about 1.5% out?

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Shouldnt affect speedo,it just means 235mm wide tyre,instead of 225mm.its the 50 thats important.as long as the ROLLING RADIUS is the same..JUST beaware,that that much rubber on the road for a small vehicle,will reduce the pounds per square inch weight on the road,thus making it more likely youll slide off the road first corner.my Holden Adventra 4x4 has only got 225/60/17s,and that weighs 2 tons

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • Mike Kim Nov 06, 2011

    Your rolling radius will change even if you keep the ratio at 50 the same. The ratio is between the tire width and height, thus changing the width will also change the side wall height. 50 ratio means that your side wall height is 50% of the width of your tire. Increasing the width of your tire does not mean you will go sliding off on your first corner. If so, why do sports cars come with wider tires when they weigh less than sedans?

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No effect other then the speedo being slightly out. Have had to do it to other cars when there wasn't any other replacement tires

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • Steven Fredericks Jul 05, 2010

    sorry your speedo wont be out be affected, its just a wider tire nothing should happen or affect vehicle other them the tire may rub the wheels wells on sharp turns

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