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  • …= 5.37" sidewall Remember there are two sidewalls (top and bottom) and one 14" wheel separating them. 5.37 + 5.37 + 14 = 24.7" overall diameter 70% of a wider tire will be also taller. So when calling to order tires for a custom hot rod please know your height and width requrements.…

  • Smaller Wheels for Winter?

  • …speedometer and odometer to not be affected. When you have the same diameter tire, but a smaller diameter wheel, this gives the tire's sidewall more height, which helps absorb the impacts from the road and will help lessen the chance of flat tires and bent wheels. All wheels we list for an…

  • Selecting tire sizes for custom cars.

  • …diameter) and a 275/40R17 rear (25.7 overall diameter). The 40 refers to the percentage of height to width. The sidewall is 40 percent of the width of the tire which is 275mm wide. 275 X .40 = 110mm tall sidewall while 45 percent of 245mm will be the same. We offer specs for most sizes on the specs…

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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • When creating a Plus Size fitment, the section width of the tire increases and the sidewall height decreases. The contact patch of the tire changes shape by becoming shorter and wider. While the shape changes, the size (area) of the contact patch remains relatively unchanged. * High aspect ratio =…

  • Wheel Tech Information - Plus Size Wheels & Tires

  • …improving responsiveness and increasing stability. A Plus Sizing rule of thumb is to increase tire width by 10 millimeters and decrease sidewall height by 5 to 10 percent for each 1-inch increase in wheel diameter. You will often find only +/- a few tenths of an inch difference in the overall…

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  • …the wheel size, the width of the wheel also increases. To compensate, the width of the tire increases and the sidewall gets shorter to make up for the extra inch of wheel height. The wider your tires get, the more rubber you have contacting the ground, thus increasing your handling characteristics.…

  • Get shorty ... or not

  • …where it can support the car at a static rest point but, when driven aggressively the sidewalls are so over worked they can not properly control the contact patch of the tire which allows for excessive sidewall roll-over, irregular wear, tread block and contact patch flex. These all rob the tires…

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