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I know this question has probably been asked loads of times, but please bear with me! I have a 1989 D90 2.5TD. It currently wears 205/16 on standards white steel rims. I am thinking of buying slightly wider tyres and new rims. Not for any improved off road purposes, and I certainly don't want to over do it ,but just fancy slightly wider tyres. The steel rims I have at present are not in a great condition anyway and the tyres need replacing so though it a good time to do it. I would like to buy white '8 spoke' steel wheels shod with 235/70 R16 tyres. The question is will I notice any difference to cornering, noise, mpg, ride on and off road, clearances etc. I don't beleive they will effect my speedo/gearing as the overall circumference is near as damn it the same, or am I wrong. I have looked at 265 tyres but believe to get the same circumference and therefore not impact on gearing the profile would have to be very low, impacting on off road performance? Come on guys, should I buy them or not? Yes I would buy them mainly for cosmetic reasons, but if there are very good reasons not to then I wouldn't. I look forward to your comments. Thanx.