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Old 11-13-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Tire size.

I got some 17x8 00 gt wheels. I know they come factory with 245 tires but what is the widest these rims can be? Is 255 the widest ?
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I got some 17x8 00 gt wheels. I know they come factory with 245 tires but what is the widest these rims can be? Is 255 the widest ?
I put a 274/40 on factory 17x8's before. They were BF's and hung past the lip a ways. They were great going straight, felt some roll in tight cornering though.
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I put a 274/40 on factory 17x8's before. They were BF's and hung past the lip a ways. They were great going straight, felt some roll in tight cornering though.
Badass. I thought it wouldn't be possible to put wider tires on . I really wanted like 275 for the rear but I didn't know if I could .
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I ran them on the rear only, though I have read where ppl use them up front but not sure about up front on an 8" wheel.
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Well on front I think I'm going to stick with 245 or maybe just 255
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Well on front I think I'm going to stick with 245 or maybe just 255
Think you will be fine with that. I run 245/45 front and 275/40 rear. I have 9" Cobra 'R's
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Sweet thanks bro for the info
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Re: Tire size.

255 will work fine, no wider unless the tire brand is known for running narrow~
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255 will work fine, no wider unless the tire brand is known for running narrow~
And for sure 275 will work for the rear right ?
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Re: Tire size.

It really depends on the tire manufacturer & the intended use. All 275's are not created equal; a 275 for one manufacturer may be harder or easier to mount than that of another. You'd have to take into account tire width, sidewall aspest ratio, sidewall stiffness, & the shoulder construction of the tire to know how it will fit & how it will look.

I would NOT recommend anything bigger than a 255 on an 8" wheel that is going to be a daily driver. You will likely be over flexing the sidewall on a street tire which could lead to premature failure and/or blow-outs. I previously ran 275/40 Hoosier A6's & Kumho V710's as autox tires on an 8" rim, but that was for competition use only & never say time on the street.
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Crap!! I guess I should sell the rims then and just look for something else. Thanks for the info though.
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can 265 fit on my stocks ?
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Re: Tire size.

i would put no wider than a 255 on an 8" wide rim unless its a DR or something
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can 265 fit on my stocks ?
I have those on my 98, I was also wondering if I could run 265's on those rims. Right now I'm running 255/40 all around with 3/4 in spacers in the rear, looks pretty decent and handles great.
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And for sure 275 will work for the rear right ?
No... a good shop would not mount a 275 on a 8" I don't think... I got a set of 17x9 cobra rims and there filled with 275 rubber. 255 is as far as your gonna go I think... remember that a tire heats up a lot when driving and gets flexible and could cause a slip. If you want to stagger do 245 or 225 front and 255 back or just pop for a new set of wrapped rims from AM

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Also... what is done to your car that you need wide rubber??? My mach makes over 300 wheel and its not bad on 255 a/s. I run a 215 winter tire and in the summer I will be on a 275 sticky but I plan to track her next year... unless your pushing 350rw, I don't think your doing yourself any favours. Bigger rims and tires will also affect your braking performance. Keep that in mind.
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No... a good shop would not mount a 275 on a 8" I don't think... I got a set of 17x9 cobra rims and there filled with 275 rubber. 255 is as far as your gonna go I think... remember that a tire heats up a lot when driving and gets flexible and could cause a slip. If you want to stagger do 245 or 225 front and 255 back or just pop for a new set of wrapped rims from AM

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Also... what is done to your car that you need wide rubber??? My mach makes over 300 wheel and its not bad on 255 a/s. I run a 215 winter tire and in the summer I will be on a 275 sticky but I plan to track her next year... unless your pushing 350rw, I don't think your doing yourself any favours. Bigger rims and tires will also affect your braking performance. Keep that in mind.
I actually had to pay extra to have 275's put on 8" wheels years back and they would not stand behind them.

The good: Great straight line grip.
Looks fantastic.

The bad: LOTS of body roll in hard cornering. Which different sizes front to back is bad for handling any way.

When you spin them hard they balloon and the centers will wear more quickly then a tire the correct size.
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No... a good shop would not mount a 275 on a 8" I don't think... I got a set of 17x9 cobra rims and there filled with 275 rubber. 255 is as far as your gonna go I think... remember that a tire heats up a lot when driving and gets flexible and could cause a slip. If you want to stagger do 245 or 225 front and 255 back or just pop for a new set of wrapped rims from AM

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Also... what is done to your car that you need wide rubber??? My mach makes over 300 wheel and its not bad on 255 a/s. I run a 215 winter tire and in the summer I will be on a 275 sticky but I plan to track her next year... unless your pushing 350rw, I don't think your doing yourself any favours. Bigger rims and tires will also affect your braking performance. Keep that in mind.
so whats your opinion, should i stick with my wheels and buy 245 and 255 tires. or should u just save up for different wheels.?

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I have those on my 98, I was also wondering if I could run 265's on those rims. Right now I'm running 255/40 all around with 3/4 in spacers in the rear, looks pretty decent and handles great.
can you take a pic of your tires from the back, i want to see how my wheels would look with 255 tires.
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so whats your opinion, should i stick with my wheels and buy 245 and 255 tires. or should u just save up for different wheels.?

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can you take a pic of your tires from the back, i want to see how my wheels would look with 255 tires.
Here's one without the spacers with the 255's. I don't have pics on me right now, nor my car, but I'll take another pic and post it for ya in a bit
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Here's one without the spacers with the 255's. I don't have pics on me right now, nor my car, but I'll take another pic and post it for ya in a bit
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so whats your opinion, should i stick with my wheels and buy 245 and 255 tires. or should u just save up for different wheels.?

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can you take a pic of your tires from the back, i want to see how my wheels would look with 255 tires.
Sorry I'm on my summer rubber. The 255 didn't quite fill to the lip. If I were you, I would save up for a new set of rims and tires. A grand gets you a sweet set at AM.
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Sorry I'm on my summer rubber. The 255 didn't quite fill to the lip. If I were you, I would save up for a new set of rims and tires. A grand gets you a sweet set at AM.
i was thinking about the 18" chrome bullitts or the 18" saleen chrome. is 275 the only size for a 18x10 rim ?
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i was thinking about the 18" chrome bullitts or the 18" saleen chrome. is 275 the only size for a 18x10 rim ?
No. A 10 will take more. My 17x9 are 275. A 10 can usually take 305 without issue...
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No. A 10 will take more. My 17x9 are 275. A 10 can usually take 305 without issue...
Btw, what are you putting these on again? Too much rubber is gonna hurt performance if you don't have the power to need it
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i know. my car is a stock v6 i just want to make it a mean looking v6 for cruising in. dont want to do alot of performance upgrades unless i find a wrecked gt or something. what wheels and tires do you think i should go with ? as long as its chrome im down.
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i know. my car is a stock v6 i just want to make it a mean looking v6 for cruising in. dont want to do alot of performance upgrades unless i find a wrecked gt or something. what wheels and tires do you think i should go with ? as long as its chrome im down.
01' SVT 5 star cobra wheels, 01' front bumper and lower just a bit. Sick look IMO
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01' SVT 5 star cobra wheels, 01' front bumper and lower just a bit. Sick look IMO
true that ! i luv that bumper. where can i find those wheels ?
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i know. my car is a stock v6 i just want to make it a mean looking v6 for cruising in. dont want to do alot of performance upgrades unless i find a wrecked gt or something. what wheels and tires do you think i should go with ? as long as its chrome im down.
Honestlh man, you really don't need any wider than an 8" with a big spacer... ur car is gonna be slower with big fat tires. Also, going to a bigger heavier tire will have a HUGE impact on your braking performance. I've seen civics go to a 18" wheel and go from 140ft 60-0 to over 190ft. U need to be very careful and aware.
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true that ! i luv that bumper. where can i find those wheels ?
Here's a pic of my friends 01'
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sexy car. where did he get the wheels

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Honestlh man, you really don't need any wider than an 8" with a big spacer... ur car is gonna be slower with big fat tires. Also, going to a bigger heavier tire will have a HUGE impact on your braking performance. I've seen civics go to a 18" wheel and go from 140ft 60-0 to over 190ft. U need to be very careful and aware.
thanks for the info bro. so 255 should be my limit then right ?
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They were factory. He said he would sell em to me for $600 w/ used tires, but tires get expensive when there 18's
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They were factory. He said he would sell em to me for $600 w/ used tires, but tires get expensive when there 18's
thats a good price they look clean. whats the size of the wheels
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thats a good price they look clean. whats the size of the wheels
There 18's, right now he's got 255/40 in the front and 295/45 in the rear
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There 18's, right now he's got 255/40 in the front and 295/45 in the rear
nice. and yeah new tires are gona be more pricy then. clean wheels though for the price
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