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Old 01-24-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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17x8 or 17x9

ok thats the big question.

$500 for my friend's '99 17x8 painted cobra rims w/ nitto 555 up front, potenzas our b ack

$1000 for another friend's '03 17x9 painted cobra rims w/ fuzion zri all around

is there a real advantage to having the 17x9 over the 17x8
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Hm...It all depends on the width of the tires...
I would run a 275/40/17 on the 17x9's...
and like a 265/40/17 on the 17x8's...
tires make all the difference.
And you can get brand new painted 03 cobra 18 inch rims with tires for around 1000...
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17 by 9s require a wider tire and rub a little bit on the front if they offered my rims in 8 wide i would have got em i think.
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well i have 17x9 on all four and have 275/40/17 rear and 245/45/17 front and they dont rub anything just cant stuff a huge tire on it but you can get a good fit.....
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my only real suggestion is don't stagger wheel sizes. Can't rotate =


now for imo, i'd go with 8s, i have 9s, and I don't need that extra inch. Unless you think you're gonna need it, don't do it, all you'll end up doing is paying more for tires.
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But if you're like me...they only offer your rims in 18x9. I'd rather have 18x8...but they don't offer them, so I'm going 285 all the way around for that shock effect.
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Judging by the new avatar, looks like you picked the 99 cobras
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