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Old 05-03-2004, 01:34 AM   #21
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Actually, Pontiac started the whole Wide Track thing back in the 50'*.. (I love the History Channel!!)
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Yeah and back then it meant something, but the late '90s wide-track shared the platform with the Olds Intrigue and a Buick(so shoot me, I don't remember a Buick model name), and not only was the GP narrower than either, it was also the only one with a steering shaft that was D-shaped instead of splined. Let'* face it, the GPWT got the shallow end of the gene-pool :(
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Quote:
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255=width of tire
35=height of sidewall
17=tire size

to clarify....255 is the width....
35 is the aspect ratio between width and height
17 is the rim size

http://www.yokohamatire.com/utaspect.asp
Just to Clarify (this is fun)

255 = width of tire in mm. (so a 255 is 10mm wider than a 245)
35 = percentage of width that the height of the side wall is equal to. (so the side wall of the tire is 35% of the 255mm width in this case)

As you go with a wider tire, the apect ratio changes, usually to try to keep the same overall diameter.
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i think a ratio is a percentage
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i think a ratio is a percentage
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Actully I was trying to etablish that the firt number had a meaning...the actul width of the tread in MM.

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