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Old 03-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Ok I'm a complete noob when it comes to cars and I was just wondering what exactly the numbers mean when talking about tire sizes I.E. 275/30/18. Now I figure that the last number is the rim size they work with, but I'm confused on what the first two numbers mean.
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Re: Tire sizes

275 is the width ( mm ) and 30 is the height % of the width
275mm wide and the height is 30% of the width / I know confusing , lol
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Re: Tire sizes

275 = width of tire
30 = sidewall height
18 = rim size
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Ya it is kinda confusing, I figure I'll just go with a set of rims and wheel from AM so that I don't have to think to hard about the tire sizes. Would u guys go for the pirellies or the nitto 555 tires?
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Also what about the Sumitomo tires?
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Can't never go wrong with nittos IMO
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Ok, I guess that's a resounding yes for the nitto's =)
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