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Old 5th September 2016, 11:49   #811
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As far as I know, the major difference between 235/75 and 255/65 is that the tyre width will be more and the percentage of sidewall wil be less ie., Surface contact width of tyre will be more and the height of the tyre wen seen from side will be little less in the case of 255/65? Please correct me if I am wrong.
Not really. This is the aspect ratio. Which means, it is a ratio of the width of the tyre and the height. So, 235/70/16 and 255/65/16 have the same outer diameter. However, 245/70/16 will be taller and if you have a tyre thats, say, 265/55/16, it might be the same dia as the 255/65/16 and the 235/70/16. Sometimes, you can use a tire that has a very small sidewall height with a larger rim dia and still achieve the same height (low profile tyres). I have also seen Safaris with 15" alloys which use tyres with a higher sidewall height. So, all of this is really a combination of what you want to use with the right combination of rims.
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Old 18th October 2016, 18:57   #812
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My CEAT CZAR was due for change and opted for Maxxis 255/65/16 along with alloys an upgrade which was long pending. CZAR was 245/70/16 and has served me well for the past 50K, anyday better than the OE Bridgestones.

Maxxis costed me 7200/ per tyre and the initial impression is positive. I haven't done any long drives after the change hence cant comment on the road noise.

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My CEAT CZAR was due for change and opted for Maxxis 255/65/16
Any issues (like fouling etc.) with the wider tyres on, given that are 255 as opposed to OE 235.
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Any issues (like fouling etc.) with the wider tyres on, given that are 255 as opposed to OE 235.
Oh yes, not primarily because of the wider tyres but due to wider alloys. The OE size was 6.5J and the current ones are 8J. We had to trim the mud guard quite a bit to accommodate these along with some trimming on the front bumper which is visible in the pics.
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