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Old 11-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Tire Size Opinions?

So at the moment I have just some MSR Wheels on my car that are 215/55/17. I used to have 215/45's on all four but I didn't like how it made the fender well look huge and the tires look too small for the car. Yesterday I bought some nice Cobra SVT Wheels for $250 and they need rubber, I got one tire with the set and it is a 245/45/17. I'm kind of too scared to put 45's back on it cause it might look to small again but I'd like to to save money cause I already have one of the tires. Whats your guys opinions? Also, I kinda wanted to maybe put 255's on the rear to bubble the tire a little to make it a little wider, with the 245's on the front. Just looking for other peoples set ups and opinions on the matter. Thanks!
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What are the actual dimensions of your wheel?
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The rim is a 17 and i believe 7.5 wide..
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215/55=118mm or 4.65" sidewall
255/45= 115mm or 4.51" sidewall

Not sure if the rims you purchased can accommodate 255/45's, however they should be dang close to the same sidewall height as your currant 215's. Also, a wider tire generally handles better and looks far more aggressive.
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Awesome! Thanks so much man! So you think it'd look alright to stick with the 245/45's?
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Awesome! Thanks so much man! So you think it'd look alright to stick with the 245/45's?
245/45 = 110mm or 4.34"

It is your call man, you have to make that call.

Are you lowered yet? If you are, they look great. It's what we are running on my GF's 98.

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Off topic... Your profile pic looks sweet. Get some more photos up so we can see your ride.
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Yes it is lowering about 1 1/2. Not exactly the drop I wanted, I wanted a 2" drop so I might end up just cutting my stock springs and putting them back on. Or just get some spring tensioners and put those on. I'll just have have to decide. And as the profile picture, Haven't been on for a while so actually my car is completely different now! Some guys decided to key it and kick my fenders in so it cracked all my paint and started rusting and they keyed it completely to the metal. So I repainted it, first time painting a car, sort of screwed up on it and I got the tiger stripe effect. I thought about it for a week on how to cover it up, well, I'm an artist. And I've seen a lambo with Sharpie Art on it. I've done sharpie art before, so I gave it a shot. So my car is now black and blue. Took 70 hours total. I'm pleased with it. But still going to repaint it cause the clear coat isn't really coming out how I wanted it. Been sanding it for 2 months and it's just not looking good. So I'm going to experiment again and try plasti dipping the whole car with a light blue pearl. I'll upload some pics to my profile of a photo shoot of the white and blue and the recent.
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Here's the new Sharpie Art.



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