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I bought a bmx with 2.35 inch tyres on them , could I buy and put 2.4 inch tyres in the same rim and do I have to get another inner tube for it ?

marked as duplicate by mattnz, Argenti Apparatus, Criggie, Grigory Rechistov, David Richerby Sep 22 '18 at 15:22

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    TLDR yes, if you have enough clearance between tire and frame. There are many questions and answers on here about changing tire width. – Argenti Apparatus Sep 21 '18 at 17:02
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    2.35 and 2.4 are not a big difference and should be interchangeable. I have doubts as to whether the difference even stands out. Inner tubes fit a wider range of tyre widths. – Carel Sep 21 '18 at 18:31
  • Yeah, there's more variation than that between tires just based on tread design and manufacturing methods. – Daniel R Hicks Sep 22 '18 at 11:58
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Look at the clearance between your existing tires and frame/fork. 0.05" is about 1.3 mm, so it means about 0.7 mm at each side. This is hardly noticeable difference. If your tires are not already dangerously close to rubbing your frame/fork, neither are the 2.4" tires.

Be aware, however, that manufacturer's measure of a tire is an estimate, and actual tire width depends on the rim width and other factors. Tires marked as 2.4" may in fact be narrower than older 2.35".

Inner tubes are flexible and can stand at least 2× to 3× variation in width. In your case, the difference is about 2%, so you'll be fine.

Similar goes with the rims. There are limits on how wide a tire makes sense to install on a rim of given width, but 2% of difference is just below error margin.

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