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    how easy will profile 35 tyres pop on pot holes :)

    Got profile 40 tyres but look abit chunky on the rim so looking at getting profile 35 but not sure if there very likely to keep popping the walls

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    I've got 35s on my 18s and havn't had any problems yet *touch wood* But I tend to try and avoid any deep potholes if I can, it even got me pulled over once as they thought I might be drink driving.
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    Im the same as Liam really, i have 35s and had no problem so far with them. But i tend to try and avoid the craters in the road.

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    Pot holes won't "pop" your tyre, it 's the profile that "soaks" up some of the holes in the road. However the smaller the profile, the bigger chance of damaging a rim.

    So to answer your question. There's no chance of a pot hole popping a 35 profile tyre.

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    Funny, I have 45 profile tyres on my 17's, and they are a little less chunky due to having a 205 width on instead of a 215. I'd rather have 215/45/17 if I could (offset stops me really) as I actually think the MK4 looks better with the chunkier 45 profile on 17" rims...helps give a better ride too as the tyres, as Keif says, help soak up some of the bumps.

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    Iv only blew one tyre out on my mk4 - might a been a pot hole, who knows, but i do think that was due to them being 35's and it couldnt take the hit so to say.

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    yeh the only reason im getting 35s are because the wheels are 18 inch

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    You would really struggle to pop them. Tyres are reinforced with steel IIRC. You may be able to damage them and cause a bulge in the sidewall which could later result in a blowout, but instant pop by hitting a pot hole would be highly unlikely. I have been running them for a couple of years and never had a problem. Hit some holes very hard as well, amazed at what my wheels have stood up to over time as they have taken no damage at all.

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    I was advised when chatting to a guy in the the tyre fitters on Saturday when I got some new rubber on the H, to go for a 40 profile instead of 35's on an 18inch rim.

    He explained what Keif said about the profile only being there to soften the blow on the rim. His advice was 40's to limit any potential damage to the rim.
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    225/40 is correct size for a MK5 anyway Mark, so no need for a 35 profile.

    40's are too big for a MK4 though, so kinda got to have 35's unless you want to do archwork or not bother lowering the car

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