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posted March 22, 2000 05:25 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I'm in the market for new tires. Should I get wider tires? Factory tires are 265/35ZR17, I'm thinkin' about up it to 275/35ZR17... there's no problem with fit. I'm just wondering if wider is better. Also, will it protect the rim if the tire is wider?

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posted April 03, 2000 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TireEng   Click Here to Email TireEng     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
In general, wider is better for dry and down for wet. Finding a tire with a rim guard is probably a better bet than buying wider tires. Many brands have rim guards on shorter aspect ratio tires.

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