Originally Posted by shaka zulu
so i was just wondering about tires, in general. Like i kinda know what all the numbers mean, like 235/40r/17 or whatever, but i was wondering if the wider the tires, the better? or whatever, and if cars can actually take tires wider than stock ones? And if its better to have wider read tires, and also what the numbers mean
You kinda know what the numbers mean, but you want us to tell you what the numbers mean. Well, which is it?
1. Wider tires are better on some cars for some purposes and narrow tires are better on some cars for some purposes. It all depends on the application, the way the tire will be used and what the car is designed for.
2. Yes, cars can take wider tires than stock. They can also take narrower tires than stock.
3. Isn't that the same question you just asked?
- 235 is the cross section width in millimeters
-- 40 is the aspect ratio, in other words the sidewall height is 40% of the cross section
--- 17 is the wheel diameter in inches
If you have a question to ask, and apparently you do, decide what it is and then ask it in a way that is understandable.