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    235 tire vs 245 tire

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    what are some of the benefits / negatives between a 235 tire and a 245 tire?? both aesthetically and performance wise?

    they will be on 19" wheels and et35 if that makes a difference.


    i know the 245 is a wider tire, and from pictures it seems to give a thicker looking sidewall.. is this the only difference?

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    I think the only difference is looks.
    I am running 245 but with 18" et 35 wheels with OEM sport suspension and there is no difference at all in performance and no issues at all.

    I really don't know if lowering your car with 19/245 can give you rubbing issues, let's wait for someone with that setup to chime in...
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    I have 235's on 19's lowered 1.5" on H&R and haven't had any issues with rubbing unless driving four deep in the car. Otherwise they are perfectly fine.
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    245 has a higher tire wall, so you may have rubbing issues on a 19" lowered setup. if you find that there won't be rubbing issues, my personal opinion is that 245's look a lot better than 235's. i'm a fan of either stretched tires, or taller sidewalls. i've seen a couple 245 tire setups and it looks great in person.

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    ^ so would you say that the 245 tire looks thicker??

    and whats the deal with stretched tires.. i never really understood that whole deal

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Im a little bit intressed to getting 245/35 -20 ET35 on my car, but i am a little bit afraid that its going to rub.

    But most people i have talked with says that it should work .
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    245's will be my next set. The only real difference you may feel is a bit quicker turn-in with 235's.
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Some "true" 235's will actually be as wide or wider than a 245 from another tire manufacturer. It all depends on what you buy. Personally I say go with a 235.
    Most guys with 245's and a drop rub.

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by MOFSTEEL View Post
    Some "true" 235's will actually be as wide or wider than a 245 from another tire manufacturer. It all depends on what you buy. Personally I say go with a 235.
    Most guys with 245's and a drop rub.
    is there something about the 235 that you look more? other than potential rubbing issues?

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    What's your wheel width as well? Here is an idea of what 245/35/19's look like on a 19x8 et 35 wheel. Personally I prefer the filled out look instead of a stretched look. I like how the rubber is pretty much flush with the spokes of the wheels.



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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by davis449 View Post
    245's will be my next set. The only real difference you may feel is a bit quicker turn-in with 235's.
    is there a reason why you want 245's over 235's?

    im buying my wheels / tires soon, so i just want to gather some good info before making my decision..

    (thats right mofsteel, im buying new wheels, this is the perfect time to plug your wheels, ha)

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    thanks for the pictures glass. the wheels will be 19 x 8.5 so im guessing if i got 245 mine would be slightly more stretched than yours.. .any rubbing issues??

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by MOFSTEEL View Post
    Most guys with 245's and a drop rub.
    I was rubbing when I was pretty well slammed. I had the car raised a little bit and I still rub a little bit on big dips in the road, but it's pretty rare.
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    ...and here's a 19x8.5 ET32 w/ a TRUE 235 wheel.
    As you can see... no stretch and very flush.


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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by Bllzll View Post
    thanks for the pictures glass. the wheels will be 19 x 8.5 so im guessing if i got 245 mine would be slightly more stretched than yours.. .any rubbing issues??
    If the wheels are going to be 8.5 inches wide, I'd definitely go with 245's so you don't have too much stretch going on. Personally I don't like the stretched look, but hey that might be part of our 10% differences...
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    ^ LOL!


    and mofsteel, that looks pretty damn good and flush. im probably going to go with general tires or something along those lines, so im not really sure how 'true' their 235 tire is

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by MOFSTEEL View Post
    ...and here's a 19x8.5 ET32 w/ a TRUE 235 wheel.
    As you can see... no stretch and very flush.
    I can see a tiny bit of stretch, but it definitely looks better than I thought it would! But, you're saying those 235's are technically more like a 245? Do you have any more pics that are a little more angled like the ones I posted?
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    No one running 225?

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    so mofsteel.. if i have this correct.. your saying that your 235's run more like 245's.. so if i were to go with general tires i would probably want 245's to have a smiliar look??

    and does what about comfort? will 245's ride any better or more comfortable than a slightly stretched 235?

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    The difference between 235 & 245 is only 3/8" (or about the width of a pencil). That's really not much for any--even highly trained drivers--to notice the difference in handling. The biggest thing you have to worry about is wheel diameter, wheel offset and tire side wall height... I'd be more worried about those causing any rubbing than tire width.
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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by BriAnders View Post
    The difference between 235 & 245 is only 3/8" (or about the width of a pencil). That's really not much for any--even highly trained drivers--to notice the difference in handling. The biggest thing you have to worry about is wheel diameter, wheel offset and tire side wall height... I'd be more worried about those causing any rubbing than tire width.
    ^ What he said.
    You're not going to notice the difference.
    All the research I did before I purchased my wheel/tire combo pointed to rubbing with 245's and a drop. So I went with a 235 and NEVER rubbed.

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    I went from 235 to 245 on a stock 18x8 titanium package wheel. Handling depends much much more on the type of tire you choose as opposed to the size. A stretched tire will allow you to go slightly lower, but you have less contact surface with the road. I think you'll be fine with 245 on an 8.5 inch wheel.

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    Re: 235 tire vs 245 tire

    Quote Originally Posted by EuroA4 View Post
    No one running 225?
    i am! i like a little stretch to my tires.



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