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255 is the exact right size for 9 inch wheels (m) (archive)

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Posted by Gideon Archer on March 07, 2001 at 14:07:11:

In Reply to: They sound great but... posted by Dino on March 06, 2001 at 08:26:08:

The stock tires of 245mm wide is a pure joke. They are simply too narrow of a tire. A 9 inch wheel's optimum tire width is 255, it can accomadate a 265, and in some cases a 275 as well.

I've heard here on the board that even 255s were too wide for stock wheels. By using wider tires, the contact patch is likely to be flexed instead of flat. Any agree or disagree?

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