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    Hi all,
    Currently got 225/40/18 on the car and would like a bit more protection for the alloys. Would 235/40 or even 245/40 make much of a difference?

    Thanks in advance,

    Johnny Kebab

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    235 40 18 get likes like Maxis they come with rim protection

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    I wish I had got wider tyres, just ran mine down a kerb edge yesterday on a narrow street. Taken edge off about 120 Degrees. Ouch

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    Buy a tyre with Rim protection. Wider tyres won't make a difference. 225/45/18 will give a "higher" sidewall. I have these on my XP2 and they are tall enough for alloy to be above average kerbs.

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    Not worried about kerbing, I don't park near any kerbs ever! I want a bit more sidewall to protect the alloy from the pothole craters round here.

    JK

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    Not sure what alloys you have but standard XP2 alloys are 225/45/18? I must say its feels just as protected/comfortable and MY old 17s

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