View Full Version : Tire issues, guidance?

11-06-2012, 11:00 AM
So, I have 235-35-18 tires. One blew, and my spare is a 205-60-15. The height of 205 tire is 24.7in, and the 235 tire is 24.5in . Is that gonna hurt the car even with that little of a difference?

11-06-2012, 11:21 AM
My very advanced maths indicate that height difference of .2" is around 1%. As I understand it the upper limit to avoid fragging the center diff is 3%. Sounds like you're OK to me, but if I'm wrong I'd appreciate it if somebody pointed that out.

11-06-2012, 11:32 AM
You are fine as long as you drive smart. no racing, no hard driving. Get your new tire in the next few days and you are fine.

11-06-2012, 11:34 AM
Haha, well the issue is Continental no longer makes the DWS in that size. I found ONE place that still had them in stock, so I ordered two. I'm gonna replace both rears. Won't be here til Monday, I'm supposed to drive to Syracuse on Friday, one hour there one hour back.

11-06-2012, 11:38 AM
How old are the other two?

11-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Got them all back in March and they're fine. The rears wear much faster than the fronts.