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What do these numbers indicate on the different wheel & tire packages at WheelMax.com?

(205/40/17)
(215/45/17)
(235/45/17)
 

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Jonahdude said:
What do these numbers indicate on the different wheel & tire packages at WheelMax.com?

(205/40/17)
(215/45/17)
(235/45/17)
Using the first example:

The tire is 205mm wide. The sidewall of the tire is 40% of the width of the tire. The tire is 17 inches across.
 

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Would there be any major advantages in getting the more expensive/bigger ones?
 

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I don't really need any performance upgrades from the tires, but would there be a big visual difference between the three sizes?
 

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good question I know what the 205 is and I know the 17 but I thought the 40 was 40mm from the ground to the rim.
 

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Microtonal, Do you have the source for the info you posted a link to. I'm asking because I think it contains an error. It says the 205 (in the example provided) is the tread width. I actually believe it stands for the overall width of the tire (sidewall to sidewall). Here's tireracks explanation www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/size.htm they seem to agree with what i have represented. Could be one of those details that may confuss someone.
 
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