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So I recently acquired 175/70r14 hankook whitewall tires with shaved fat 3 inch whitewalls. I mounted them on my 240d and they look nice. But they are noticeably smaller than my old 185/70r14 tires. I notice a reduced ride quality but nothing that really bothers me too much. In other words, the car still drives ok. But my question is, are these tires too small for the weight of this car? Should I sell them on CL to an MG-B owner. ( yes ironically many of the small MG-B roadsters use this size, which makes me feel worse about having them.)

Anyone else here have experience with 175/70R14 tires?
 

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Ok. Went outside and Checked. The load rating is 84. Which ive researched can support 1102lbs. That adds up to a combined 4,408 lbs total capacity between all 4 tires. I suppose it's safe to assume the 240 weighs less than 4400 lbs. So I guess I'm safe huh.

Here's a photo To show what they look like on the car.

 

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AFAIK, the original tyres were 175SR14. But I always fitted 185SR14, until going for 205/65R15s. I prefer a bit more rubber and a bit more ground clearance. My odo also seems more agreeable with the GPS on 185SR14 than on 175s
 

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AFAIK, the original tyres were 175SR14. But I always fitted 185SR14, until going for 205/65R15s. I prefer a bit more rubber and a bit more ground clearance. My odo also seems more agreeable with the GPS on 185SR14 than on 175s
Is 175/70r14 the same as euro 175/SR14? yea I can totally see the benefits of having more rubber. I think I'm gonna rock these for a while though, since I got a nice deal on them. And ground clearance isn't an issue since it's very flat here in tx.
 
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