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Old 12-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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245 or 255 bad tires + light rims = 225 mid-gripy tires + normal rims?





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Is It A Good Idea to Use FAT but BAD All-season Tire? "BAD" means as bad as our OEM tires.


I am using 225/40R18 Eagle GT on 18X8.5 Rota Grids now and thinking to upgrade to 18X9.5 TE37SL with 245/35 or 255/35 tires.
To be honest, wider wheels just for look.


I know for stock power, this car does not need fat tires. 225 might be one of the best choices.
But if I get lighter rims, can I use BAD 245 tires to get the same performance as 225 do?


So, to make the question simple:

245 or 255 bad tires + light rims = 225 mid-gripy tires + normal rims?



One of the most important reasons that I do not like fat tire is rotary resistance. Also, it might be hard to kick the rear out with fat tires. I did this frequently and love it.





BTW, any bad 18'' tires recommended..?..

will be perfect if they last long, perform well during rain and snow days but BAD during summer.




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My answer is no. I put 245 40 Nitto motivos on the back of my car. I had 225 45 Michilen Pilot Sport A/S plus on the front. The tires caused the car to oversteer. I replaced the Nittos with MPSS in the same size. The car now drives perfect. Tires are everything.

225 good tire = More grip than 245 OK tire.
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My answer is no. I put 245 40 Nitto motivos on the back of my car. I had 225 45 Michilen Pilot Sport A/S plus on the front. The tires caused the car to oversteer. I replaced the Nittos with MPSS in the same size. The car now drives perfect. Tires are everything.

225 good tire = More grip than 245 OK tire.
I think your answer is yes. hah.

I m thinking to run wide tire but do not need too much grip.
so 245 bad tire can be as grip as 225 tire if they are really bad.
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