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Old 11-04-2009, 11:24 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
is the difference in width in the numbers above make a difference in how much tread is on the pavement?

also, any negatives to going with a 9.5 over an 8.5 rim?
When it comes to tire sizes a 265 is 10mm wider than 255. Not super noticeable, but some poeple enjoy more rubber as it increases the size of the contact patch on the road, but also can increase your probability of rubbing if say you decide to lower the car.

A wider rear wheel LOOKS much better, but it also creates more understeer. So it's your choice.
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