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|27th February 2006, 16:40||#1|
235/45/17 for sale
I have a set of 235/45/17 Yokohama ES100's from my accord which I wanna get rid of.
I have driven them for around 3000kms.
I thought this would be the right size for the car and the alloys, but the alloys are 7x17. But this size needs 8.5x17 minimum. Thats why am getting rid of them.
Pls PM me if interested.
|27th February 2006, 22:33||#3|
a lot of shock from hitting bumps is getting transferred to the alloys. I have already bent one rim a bit. dont wanna damage these new alloys!
i checked online and these tyres (235/45/17) should be fit on 8.5Jx17 rims. but I have only 7x17's. the width of the tyres is qite a bit more than the width of the rims itself.
so sidewall strength seems to have been compromised!
no change in handling i think.
|28th February 2006, 01:27||#4|
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Dude, the reason you're bending your rims is because of your aspect ratio and our ****ty road surfaces. It isn't because your rims are too narrow.
Having said that, 7" is definitely too narrow for a 235/45-17 tyre. You'd want at least an 8" wide rim and anything upto 9.5" would be ok.
Last edited by kbk_75 : 28th February 2006 at 01:36.
|28th February 2006, 10:25||#5|
hmmm - aspect ratio is 45. I've seen accords with 225/45's and no problems. Frankly even the ride is somewhat better.
The RR of 235/45/17's is more than that of 225/45/17's. I feel that as the sidewall is not straight, it doesnt absorb all the impact that it actually can. anyways - this is what I think. Maybe I'm wrong.
|1st March 2006, 06:14||#6|
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I would agree with you, since the treadwidth is 9.25" and the wheel width is 7" that is definitely a factor in the further deterioration in ride (as kbk mentioned the low profile being the other issue as you are aware)
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