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Re: How does 17' 215/40 tires effect my car? (archive)

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Posted by michael on August 15, 2001 at 11:54:08:

In Reply to: How does 17' 215/40 tires effect my car? posted by anthony on August 15, 2001 at 10:28:43:

Will the speedo be off?
It is already off, they all seem to be. This tire is very close to original diamiter, no big deal here.
I also had to get spacers so the new tires are wider than the stock ones. How will this effect my handling?
Assuming the change is just a few mm, a wider track will make steering a little harder and the castor angle will have less effect, the wheel will try to get back to straight slower. Make sure you have long enough lugs so you do not drop a wheel.


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