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Old 10-31-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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275 tire on 17x8 wheel

I know this is all over mustang forums on the Internet but I wanted to see what your guys stance on it is. I had 17x8 cobra wheels on my stang and in my opinion the 245s are way too small even with an inch and half wheel spacer. How would a 275 tire look on a 17x8 wheel? Is it a hazard would be alright for a daily driver? What do you guys think? I was thinking 275/40/17 Mickey Thompson all season tire.
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Won't be bad. It's a touch too wide but shouldn't have any issues. I'm running a 295 on a 7 inch wheel with no issues if it makes you feel better
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Won't be bad. It's a touch too wide but shouldn't have any issues. I'm running a 295 on a 7 inch wheel with no issues if it makes you feel better
Really? Can I see a pic lol haven't seen that
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255 would work better on an 8 wide as long as the tire brand/type runs normal. (some run more narrow there is really no "standard")

275 will work but will look a bit bloated on the rim. If you want that wide of a rim get 9" rims to run them on.
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I don't know if the helps any but here are a 255 and a 275 on 17x8 and the second pic is 255 and a 305 on 17x8s
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Really? Can I see a pic lol haven't seen that
It's the look I was going for. Blows alot of minds.

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I would not suggest running a 305 on a 8" wheel that was the worst mistake I ever made, I almost lost it goin down the track cause of that
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It's the look I was going for. Blows alot of minds.
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I don't know if the helps any but here are a 255 and a 275 on 17x8 and the second pic is 255 and a 305 on 17x8s
So the first picture of your car on the trailer which wheel has the 275s?
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The fronts are 255 and the back is 275 on the trailer pick... The second pic is 255 front and 305 back
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The fronts are 255 and the back is 275 on the trailer pick... The second pic is 255 front and 305 back
Was it too much bulge on the back with your 275s?
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Dam lowflyn. Did it take the tire shop long to get a seal on that tire lol
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Was it too much bulge on the back with your 275s?
No it was about perfect for me cause it made the car look meaner, and it still rode great
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No it was about perfect for me cause it made the car look meaner, and it still rode great
Yeah that's what I want. It'll save a lot more money rather than getting all new tires and wheels. I got 245s on mine and they just so skinny. Do you know if they wheel gap will go down any with them too? Mine is lowered 2 inches but I still wish it had less wheel gap and I didn't know of 275s would do that too since they'd be 275/40-17s compared to my 245/45-17s.
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Dam lowflyn. Did it take the tire shop long to get a seal on that tire lol
I put them on, set right up with no issued.
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Does a 275/40-17 tire make wheel gap go down compared to my 245/45-17 tire?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #17
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I believe a 275 tire is about 1/4 inch taller and 3/4 inch wider than a 245
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I believe a 275 tire is about 1/4 inch taller and 3/4 inch wider than a 245
Sound perfect then! Saving me money by not buying 18 inch wheels and then new tires to make less wheel gap!
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Every tire is a lil bit different but you can go online and double check me, they have charts and formulas that you can see the actual diameter and width in inches
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Every tire is a lil bit different but you can go online and double check me, they have charts and formulas that you can see the actual diameter and width in inches
Gotcha. Yeah I have 245s and its just too skinny and wheels are so expensive. Especially chrome AFS 18 inch cobras that I want so I was just seeing if a wider tire would make it less wheel gap too at the same time as making it a little wider.
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Yea it would take a lil of the wheel gap out and it be noticeably wider
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Yea it would take a lil of the wheel gap out and it be noticeably wider
Hell yes that's what I'm going for!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:57 AM   #23
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Post up some pics when you get them on
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Could I put these on all fours or would they rub on the front?
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You can run it in the front
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You can run it in the front
No clearance issues and my tires won't look bloated since they're on a 17x8 wheel?
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No clearance issues and my tires won't look bloated since they're on a 17x8 wheel?
Are you lowered? And even if you are you would need to be lowered 2.5+inches to rub in the front. But they might be a bit bloated. This is my 18x8 rim with a 275

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Are you lowered? And even if you are you would need to be lowered 2.5+inches to rub in the front. But they might be a bit bloated. This is my 18x8 rim with a 275
Yeah I'm only lowered like 1.5 inches in the front and like 1.7 in the back
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Yeah I'm only lowered like 1.5 inches in the front and like 1.7 in the back
How tall of a tire will it be
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How tall of a tire will it be
275-40-17
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275-40-17
Yea that's fine
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Yea that's fine
It won't look retarded will it lol?
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IMO,

I think it'd bulge too much
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I think it'd bulge too much
What about 255? 245s are just too damn skinny for muscle cars lol!!
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A 245/45 is taller than a 275/40
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