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Old 06-23-2014, 08:43 PM
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So I got me some schooling a couple days ago and thought I would share it with yall. This is probably something you all know already and there has probably been about a million posts about this and I am just an idiot but here goes.
I just purchased new tires for the Bee and when I made my order I asked for 245/40/20 for the front and 275/40/20 for the back. I was assuming that the sidewall height (40) was measured in millimeters like the width (275). I made the order and got a call from Tire Rack about 20 minutes later. He asked why I asked for those specific sizes and I explained my thought process.
He told me that if I got them like that the front tire would be about an inch shorter than the rear tire. Reason being, the sidewall number is a percentage of the width. In the example, the height of the tire will be 40 percent of the width of 275 mm. so with this being said he recommended that I get 245/45/20s for the front so the tires would be uniform in height.

Anyways I just thought I would share this for those who may be purchasing staggered tires sometime in the future.

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:58 PM
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Yeah that is a common misconception, there is a really good site to see what the dimensions are. I will see if I can find it.
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Dont feel bad, I would have made the same mistake.
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I am looking into tires also, the 275 40s were recommended by a few tires guys.

Did you end up getting those? If so how did it turn out?
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275 40 will fit just fine
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So after lots of research I put some BFGOODRICH G force comp 2 tires on. I went with the 255 45 20's. They have massive grip, there was no need to go with anything wider. I absolutely love them.
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