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#2 Posted on 1.9.04 1214.55 Reposted on: 1.9.11 1215.27
I wouldn't attempt that, as the new tires have a bigger circumference and might not fit into the wheel well as nicely - you could end up messing up your suspension.
The first number is circumference
The second is tire width
The third is rim size.
For a better deal on tires, I usually go to a junkyard as they can almost always be found used for $10 - $20 apiece, and a local mechanic can balance and install them for you - usually the set of 4 virtually new, installed for $150 - $170 instead of $350 - $450 for brand new.
Be sure to rotate your tires usually every other oil change as it makes them last much, much longer.
Gives you a rundown on what the numbers mean. 205 is the witdth in mm from sidewall to sidewall. If you put 235's in you're squashing them where they enter the rim and changing the tyre's road footprint. A reputable tyre dealer should be able to tell you if it's doable.
#6 Posted on 2.9.04 0809.49 Reposted on: 2.9.11 0811.20
No, they are at a local large discount store that some people think are evil and out to destroy small town America and Main Street Business.
ALthough, when I lived in Virginia, there was a small chain of stores called "Cider Tire" (dont know where the name came from) that sold *cough*used*cough tires for $10-$15 each, mounted and balanced. Some were used so little, the actual sticker from the factory was still on them!
#7 Posted on 2.9.04 0935.04 Reposted on: 2.9.11 0938.15
Stagger you might want to try Sam's. I got tires from there not too long ago, and they were pretty reasonably priced. Depending on where you are in St. Louis, my parents seem to like Grenier's in South County on Telegraph rd.
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