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Old 04-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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17x9 tire sizes

So my stock 17x8 rims crapped out and one of em cracked. So i needed new rims. I ordered 17x9 fr500s off of AM but now im worried that my winter tires wont fit properly and summer tires too. My winter tires are 235/55r17 and my summers are 245/45r17. So will they both fit and not look goofy like the honda ricer looking stretched tires? Im.more worried about the winters.

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235s will look wonky on 9" rims. Observe...



That is a 235 on a 18x9" rim. I am having this fixed tomorrow actually with a set of 18x8s for the front and doing the rears to match. I can't stand it. 245 will look ok though, 255 would be optimal. For your tire sizes an 8" wide rim would have been much better.
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Crap thats what i was worried about. I wanted a 8 inch rim but you cant get fr500s in 8 wide. Ive seen 235s on 9s that dont look that bad though? Does it depend on the tire and rim brand etc?

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That's a BIG 235 tire... most are rated from 7-8.5", this one is rated up to 9" but still didn't fit right and I have half a mind to contact BFG about it but I doubt they'd do anything. And yes, some rims have thinner lips than others but I can already tell you that an AM 8" wide rim is about 8.8" from lip to lip, a 9" rim is going to be more like 10" and you'll get this look. Rim width is measured without including the rim lip. I just figured mine would stretch a little and pop to the end of the lip like I've seen a lot of them do but nope.

Your options for 8" wide rims on AM are Bullitts and AMRs and that's it. You can get rims from a lot of other places though, just most Mustang setups are 17x9/17x10.5 or 18x9/18x10. I honestly think that a 9" rim up front is too wide on a 94-98. For a 99-04 with the wider fenders they look a lot better.
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