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Old 03-27-14, 04:37 PM   #1
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Is anybody there running 235? I am getting a new tire; so I wonder how is 235 perform with the Ct? How is the handling and MPG? Does it make any different when u-turn?

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Old 03-27-14, 04:52 PM   #2
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stock oem is 215/45R17, why would you want to run 235 on these?
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Old 03-28-14, 06:57 AM   #3
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I think it would be purely for the looks.

I'm going to put a 225 on it when I have to buy tires next.

When I had a civic, and went from 205 to 215, I did not notice any difference at all. (but then again, I wasn't exactly looking for differences.)

for the CT, I suspect mileage will decrease and road noise will increase. Both will likely be very small changes.
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I did that before on a 19x8.5 (standard is 235, I put a 265 on it) because I was going for a staggered setup and wanted to increase the contact patch of the ground, worst idea ever

the car felt weird at high speed, not to mention it created a "bubble" look around the rims, that only increased the rubber sidewall to protect the rims from curb rash, that was the only benefit

OE tire sizes have been tested by the manufacture, I would leave it as that for best performance, I see absolutely no reason to go wider, I've seen people go "thicker" tires to increase comfort, but that makes more sense

For Porsche, there's a very specific list of tires tested and approved by them, the list is there for a reason
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Thank you for your reply!!!
Recently, I got 19" rim; therefore, I want to put 235 for better look. Right now, I am running 225 on stock Rim and it works great. However, my MPG dropped from 44 to 40
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Thank you for your reply!!!
Recently, I got 19" rim; therefore, I want to put 235 for better look. Right now, I am running 225 on stock Rim and it works great. However, my MPG dropped from 44 to 40
I'm running 19x8.5 with 235/35/19 tires front and back. It's fine. Just be careful in you are lowered.
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