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Hi all,

Its time to replace the plenty of tread but perishing Michelin Synchrone 205 80 R16s on my 1990 Vogue.

Following the advice from this forum, I was planning on going for a 235 70 as it was factory fitment on US RRC's and are much easier and cheaper to obtain than the 205's.

However, down here in New Zealand, more options available in the 245 70 size.

Would there be any noticeable difference in performance (ie would the slightly taller tyre mess with the gearing?) Would the extra 10mm give more grip?

The sidewall of the 235 is 6.5" / 165mm
The sidewall of the 245 is 6.8" / 173mm.

My RRC is used for pavement use in dry weather only.

Thanks
 

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I have 225/75 tires, which are slightly taller sidewalls with narrower tread, and my LWB drives like a dream! Also a common size here...
 

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245/70/16 on my lwb wonderful performance. as far as gearing the speedo is spot on, thus I can trust I am actually running the speed it reads.
no issues uphill, passing, towing, even dragging out of a complete stand still. as an added bonus the full lock turn leaves about 1/4 of an inch before the tire touches the radius arm and a plus normal fuel usage based on driving habits.
 
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