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    Hi, currently i have 215/35/18s toyo TR! Proxes and i find they loose a little grip in the wet and also when coming in to a corner at about 30 and aqua plane on puddles, the cars lowered by 40 on springs and shocks and im wanting some new tyres for winter, would i be ok putting 225/40/18s on or u think it wud rub, it doesnt currently rub on 35s but would i get better grip for 225/40s then 215/35s?
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    You could get better grip by driving at speeds appropriate for the conditions
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    215/40/18 and you may be ok. 225's will no doubt rub like a bitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by measorpaul View Post
    Hi, currently i have 215/35/18s toyo TR! Proxes and i find they loose a little grip in the wet and also when coming in to a corner at about 30 and aqua plane on puddles, the cars lowered by 40 on springs and shocks and im wanting some new tyres for winter, would i be ok putting 225/40/18s on or u think it wud rub, it doesnt currently rub on 35s but would i get better grip for 225/40s then 215/35s?
    no you wont get better grip,
    you should spend your money on some good wet tyres, changing the profile wont help.

    and if you aqua plane on puddles often you are driving way to fast !!!!!!!!!
    i slide my car round quite a bit in the wet (for a grin now and then) but i cant even remember the last time i aqua planed, if your doing it all the time then soon youll be in a ditch

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    for help with choosing tyre sizes...

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/tyresize.php

    and for help with grip in the wet...

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    Wider tyres in the wet will give you less grip.
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