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Tire Size Mishap

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MedlinAround, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    MedlinAround

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    While looking at some new tires for my truck i was like most of you and wondered what size i wanted to get. I finally took a look at the Tire Size chart and found out i was totally misunderstanding the different size of tires. While looking at the tires i figured 275's were automatically bigger than say 265's (taller). I was thinking about getting some 275/65/17's then seen some 265/75/17's someone posted and they looked bigger then what i was looking at. So i went to the tire chart and indeed they were. All alone i thought they were just automatically bigger.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Isn't the first number the width of the tire. And the second number is the height,which is a percentage of the width?
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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