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Old 07-12-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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245/45 17 99w

I need new tires do I have to get these 99 w's or can I just get regular width tires?
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The 99 is you load rating and W is your speed rating, which is good up to 168 mph. The tire width depends on your rim size. Look on the sticker on the inside if your door jam and it should say what the rims diameter and width are.
Once you know THD width the you can figure out the max tire width the rim will support. Discount tire and NTB both have good tire and wheel information on their websites.
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I'm willing to bet that your vehicle doesn't require tires that have a 99 load rating anyways. My 3600 lb car only requires 97 load rating so I'm willing to bet yours is only 95 at the highest
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The 99 is you load rating and W is your speed rating, which is good up to 168 mph. The tire width depends on your rim size. Look on the sticker on the inside if your door jam and it should say what the rims diameter and width are.
Once you know THD width the you can figure out the max tire width the rim will support. Discount tire and NTB both have good tire and wheel information on their websites.
Lol thanks I look really dumb now. I thought 99w was the width. I don't think the sticker would be accurate. These rims scrub the plastic on the inside of the fender if I turn too far to the left or right. Thanks for the info guys!
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Don't feel dumb, gotta start somewhere and forums are made for learning
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The rim scrapes or the tire? You might too wide on there now. You might want to take it discount tire and have it checked out.
Don't feel bad, asking questions is what these forums are all about.
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The rim scrapes or the tire? You might too wide on there now. You might want to take it discount tire and have it checked out.
Don't feel bad, asking questions is what these forums are all about.
Sorry I worded that wrong, the tires rubs on the fender well. Too far of a turn to left or right and they scrub.
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Re: 245/45 17 99w

what type of vehicle and size of wheels are you running? are they the stock wheels? have any pics of them?
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what type of vehicle and size of wheels are you running? are they the stock wheels? have any pics of them?
It's a 93 lx 5.0, the rims are 17's

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If I'm not mistaken those are 17x8, 245 should be the correct size
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