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Hi!

So show of hands please! Who is running on 234/40/18 tyres and who is running on 245/40/18

I am trying to decide which to go for coupled with a new set of alloys and I am hoping it will be fine to go with the cheaper 235 tyres?

Ordering it all tomorrow! Ampt!

Thanks! :ILU:
 

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Ok - would you recommend 425 or do you rate 235 will still give a good ride? It saves £50+ if i go with 235 rather than 245 :) but wanna make the right call!
 

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Does anyone have a photo or photos that would show the difference?

Comfy is good! I am all for chunky/big wheels. got 15" steelies right now...
 

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thats the depth, puts more rubber between you and the road, some prefer elastic bands on their wheels but i use mine as a daily and carry stuff so needs to be more practicalT:
 

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Sick guys! errrm does anyone have photos of 245s on 18" wheels? would be rad to compare them to Steve73s picture!!

Also what does everyone else think about a 45 instead of 40 profile? (not sure if that option is available from where i am getting my wheels)
 

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thats the depth, puts more rubber between you and the road, some prefer elastic bands on their wheels but i use mine as a daily and carry stuff so needs to be more practicalT:

ok so if the middle number is the amount of rubber between me and the road, what is the first 3 digit number? obviously the last is the size wheel they go on.. :) thanks!
 

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235 or 245 is the width of your tyre 245mm the 40 or 45 is the distance from the wheel to the road 40 or 45mm and obviously its 18'' wheel size

i can take a pic of mine 2moro tea time to show the difference as i have both 225 and 245 fitted,the 245 offers a cushion incase you brush a kerb and the shoulder of the tyre takes the brunt,my 225 offer no cushion and those wheel are all marked/sraped round the rim
 

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235 or 245 is the width of your tyre 245mm the 40 or 45 is the distance from the wheel to the road 40 or 45mm and obviously its 18'' wheel size

i can take a pic of mine 2moro tea time to show the difference as i have both 225 and 245 fitted,the 245 offers a cushion incase you brush a kerb and the shoulder of the tyre takes the brunt,my 225 offer no cushion and those wheel are all marked/sraped round the rim
Cool!

I am pretty sold on getting 245s :) sounds like the right idea!

just don't know whether to get: 245/40/18 or 245/45/18 or whether there is not much real difference and 245/40/18s are fine :) thats what you have right?
 

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I got 245/40/18 falkens with a 97 load rating

I did have 245/45/18s (different brand) but had a tiny bit of rubbing

I didnt want to go lower than a 97 rating

these are the 245/40/18



John R
 

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I got 245/40/18 falkens with a 97 load rating

I did have 245/45/18s (different brand) but had a tiny bit of rubbing

I didnt want to go lower than a 97 rating

these are the 245/40/18



John R
Thanks John, van looks good!

Ok so you rate avoid the /45/ and avoid some rubbing! i'm lowering 60mm
 
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