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hey whats up, i found this dude selling 245/40/r17 blizzaks for a great deal. right now i have 225/40/r18's

i checked the size calculator and they are gonna b a lil off. however, what problems will i run into if i try to put 245's on...?

im completely inexperienced in this sort of thing, sooo any advice would be great appreciated
 

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damn it, thanks dragon
 

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actually no they dont, i would have to buy those..... too
 

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Some lil facts on tyres:

245/40/r17

245 is the section width

40 is the tire profile

the R is for radial

and the 17 is the tire diameter.

So you can't fit 17 inch tires on an 18 inch rim.

Now you may want to check out tirerack.com at look at their winter packages that include a set of cheap wheels if you want.
 

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yea i know u cant fit 17" on 18" my question was whether i got fit 245 on a gti
 

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lumns said:
yea i know u cant fit 17" on 18" my question was whether i got fit 245 on a gti
That was the confusing part ;D (I think we all read if they would work on your rims.)

If you had 17 inch rims- it would be a close fit and it would depend if you are at stock ride height.
 

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yea, im jus worried that the tread is too wide.
 

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that really is thick. i wouldnt get anything that thick. i have 225 (or 235 cant remember, same as stock size) and still wish i had smaller hah. 245 is gonna look like truck tires.
 

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GTfly said:
that really is thick. i wouldnt get anything that thick. i have 225 (or 235 cant remember, same as stock size) and still wish i had smaller hah. 245 is gonna look like truck tires.
I'm a *******- if I was in snow country- I'd prefer fat tires at low pressure.
(I don't suggest trying this unless you do it at your *own risk*.) Your best bet is to go with factory recommendations for the wheel/tire size you are running.

Edit: ^^^ Read the fine print. ;)
 
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