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How do you read a tire size?

The two-digit number after the slash mark in a tire size is the aspect ratio. For example, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire’s width. The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire’s sidewall will be.


What vehicle has a 5×114 3 bolt pattern?

The most popular cars with PCD 5×114,3 are: Honda Civic oraz Accord, Nissan Qashqai, Dacia Duster, Hyundai i30 and x35, Renault Megane III and Laguna III, Kia Cee’d, Sportage and Venga, Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander and ASX, Toyota Auris and Avensis III, Citroen C-Crosser, Suzuki SX4, Fiat Sedici, Mazda 3.


Can I use 245 tires instead of 235?

The quick answer is yes you can replace 245/50-18 tyres with 235/50-18 but they will have 10mm (0.4 in) smaller overall diameter. Will only slightly effect speedo and odometer – ie speedo will read about 1.5% high.


Can you use 225 tires instead of 235?

Because they have less life, the tires of the vehicle need to be regularly maintained and replaced. When we practically consider these two tires, both are durable enough to handle their respective types of vehicles. In some cases, both 225 and 235 tires are compatible with the same car.


Do wider tires hurt gas mileage?

Increasing the width of a tire can impact fuel economy as well. Wider tires create a larger contact patch, the area of the tire actually touching the road. While this is good for performance, it can create a higher resistance to coasting, meaning that the engine will have to use more power and fuel to maintain speed.

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What will 5×114 3 wheels fit?

5×114.3, also known as 5×4.5 is a very common bolt pattern used on many Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, Lexus, Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, and more. 5×114.3 wheels are available in 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″ and 20″ diameters in a wide range of widths and offsets to fit just about any car, SUV or light truck on the road.


Can you change tire size without changing rims?

It’s possible to change the size of your tires without actually changing the diameter. One example is if you want larger rims – you can buy tires that compensate for the larger rims by reducing the “height” of the outer tire.


Do wider tires handle better?

2. Improved Cornering. The same aspect of having a wider contact area with the road with the above, wider tires offer better cornering and road handling. It is also because wider tires have a better thread and stiffer sidewalls that they have less vehicle roll in corners.


How much difference in tire size is acceptable?

When changing tire sizes, we recommend staying within 3% of the diameter/height of the original tire. Any more than this and you face the risk of brake failure.


What’s the difference between a 235 and 245 tire?

A 245 tire is wider than a 235 tire. When you get to a 35 series profile is when the tires start to be low profile.