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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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Review of: Yokohama Y379B

  • …very light and the ride quality is very very comfy. It doesn%27t handle like it did with very low profile tires, but considering the jump in sidewall height these tires stick to the road very well. I push them hard to try to get them to give, but they don%27t. I am very happy with these tires…

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