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Tyre size

I can get a good deal on a pair winter tyres but they are 235/45/17 rather than 40 profile.Will this cause problems?
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the tyers will be too low profile and could set off the abs sensor

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the tyers will be too low profile and could set off the abs sensor

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Too low? They are 5% bigger.
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Search the threads for 18" tires on a 170. Many people have experienced problems with the size.


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Well it works out at about 3.9%. Would that be enough to mess up abs?

Width/profile/size - Percent
215 40 17 -3,822873527
215 45 17 -0,398215992
215 50 17 3,026441542
225 40 17 -2,548582351
225 45 17 1,03536158
225 50 17 4,619305511
235 40 17 -1,274291176
235 45 17 2,468939153
245 35 17 -3,902516725
245 40 17 0
245 45 17 3,902516725
255 35 17 -2,787511946
255 40 17 1,274291176
265 35 17 -1,672507168
265 40 17 2,548582351
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Too low? They are 5% bigger.
sry i meant too big didn't have coffee yet weddums class makes me sleep
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Anything more than 3% difference can cause problems, cruise control will be one of them as it will no work properly.


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There's a calculator here which shows differences in tyre wall height, speedo difference etc. may be useful.
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