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Old 07-19-2004, 10:42 AM   #36
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i have 17x9's now with 255/45's. i plan to go to 285/40's if they don't rub to much on the front. the guy at Americas tire said he will put them first then try them out. if they rub too bad then i'll go with 285's on the back and 275's on the front. 285's provide a little bit more protection for the rims.
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275 will provide you with all the rim lip protection you need.... going 10 mm wider in the back is a bad idea because you cant rotate and for only 10mm its not worth that... rotating your tires will make them last along longer. with a 275 you will not have any problem with rim lip protection unless you buy some brand that is cheap and makes their tires really narrow. I know yokahoma avs es100s are wider than kumos and fit really good on my 9 wide.
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275 will provide you with all the rim lip protection you need.... going 10 mm wider in the back is a bad idea because you cant rotate and for only 10mm its not worth that... rotating your tires will make them last along longer. with a 275 you will not have any problem with rim lip protection unless you buy some brand that is cheap and makes their tires really narrow. I know yokahoma avs es100s are wider than kumos and fit really good on my 9 wide.
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Yah, I kind of went through this last week . I bought 17x9 rims and had 2 nitto 275/40/zr17's in the back and 2 extremo 275/45/zr17's in the front and they didnt cover the lip.

So I sold the 2 nittos and am still trying to sell the extremos, but I bought 4 new 275/40/zr17 sumimotos and man are they nice. But with the wider tires you can tell how different the car handels / steers vs the original skinnies.
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