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Old 09-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Id like to keep my front rims (17x8) up front with the stock 245/45/17 and upgrade to the 17x10.5 out back. Is the MT 295/45/17 the correct size if keeping the fronts as I stated? I see 315/35/17's as the most saught after tire size for these rims, but most ppl that do this have also upgraded the fronts to a 35 profile tire too so I just want to clarify. Any help is appreciated.
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Most guys will run a 40 sidewall profile when upgrading the rear tire size. I'm running 255/40R17s up front and 315/35R17s in the rear and the sidewall is actually a lot taller in the rear than the front. What you want to look for is tire revs per mile, try to match it to your previous tire size.
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Interesting...why is the sidewall taller on a 35? I mean my car is lowered steeda springs balljoints without spacers and cc plates, but why the taller profile on a 35?

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Also where do I find rev match info?
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Interesting...why is the sidewall taller on a 35? I mean my car is lowered steeda springs balljoints without spacers and cc plates, but why the taller profile on a 35?

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Also where do I find rev match info?
35% of the width
So a 295 or 315 with 35% is more than 255 with 40%
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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+1^ your aspect ratio is a percentage not a set width. I just went to Tire Rack and found the tires I have. If you look under specs it should list everything from width, to diameter, to Rpms, to just about everything.
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