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    Noob question

    whats the differance between a 275-60 and a 275-50 tires?

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    correct me if im wrongbut the 50 will have little less sidewall

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    so the higher the number the higher the sidewall? What if i want less sidewall will it still be safe?

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    i have had no probs & im running low profiles on mine(275/35/18 front & 295/30/19 rear)..some claim you sacrafice traction w/ the low pro`s but the 50`s your asking bout shouldnt hurt atall

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    275/60 means the width of the tire is 275mm
    the 60 means that the sidewall is 60% of the tire width.
    ie, 60% of 275mm = 165mm = 6.5" sidewall.

    275/50 same thing, except sidewall is 50% of width.
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    wow learn something new every day

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    I'm glad I read this thread. I did not know that it was a percentage of the width.

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