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Old 08-26-2004, 10:19 AM   #1
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Which is better?

What size do you think is going to be better for traction? not just dry, but like wet, and snow

a 245/45/17 or a 275/40/17

I already found the tires I'm going to get, but don't know which is gunna be better. I'm running a 17X9 rim size
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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275/40/17 on 17x9 rims

245 is to small
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245 is WAY to small i thougth you should have figured that out having to replace a 17 by 9 rim after curbing it with a 245 tire.... and plus it looks bad and stretched out.
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yeah, but I've been hearing that 275 is worse in snow then a 245 is. And we get our snow, so I need to think about that. Cause the mustang is my everyday driver. I don't have a winter beater
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yeah, but I've been hearing that 275 is worse in snow then a 245 is. And we get our snow, so I need to think about that. Cause the mustang is my everyday driver. I don't have a winter beater
275/40/17 :whistle:
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275/40/17 :whistle:
that or a 265/40/17... either one will work
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a 265/40/17 is not the right over all diameter and its a bad idea to buy those when you can get 275s for the same price and have the correct size tire. on an 18 inch rim a 265 is closer to being the over all diamter i do belive than a 275 and this is why it works better on 18s and a 245 adn 275 in the snow... both will suck not much you can do about it one wont be worse than the other.
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even my 245s sucked in snow... theres no way around it lol
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Just get some 15" stokers and put some snow tires on them providing thats in your budget. Thats what i would do if i was in the situation where i had to drive in snow.
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I went ahead with the 245/45/17's in the Pirelli Nero M&S's, so we will see how those go
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