Originally Posted by kcslugger15
my friend owns a tire store here in town, i went in to talk tire size options with him, he said that the 245 series tires weight capacity is approx 200lbs less than the stock size. He was hesitant to suggest a different tire for me due to this reasoning, wondered what consensous on here was with this.
stock size weight capacity is approx 1700 lbs
245/45/17 was onlt 1400lbs or so
235/50/17 was about 1565lbs
with the weight on the bonne if i push it into a corner will the weight shift and G-force cause a blowout?
G-force wont necessarily cause a blow out, but it can cause sidewall weakening and subsequent separation of the sidewall from the tire at a later date. The weight reduction in load capacity for the tire comes from the decrease in the mount of surface contact the tire has with the road, the decrease in sidewall height and internal tire construction.
The biggest effect of g-force is the inability of the tire to grab the road. This is due to vehicle suspension issues, weight transfer, vehicles center of gravity, speed rating of the tire and tire width.
I would trust what your friend tells you and follow his/her recommendation.