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Old 09-07-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Whats the widest tire you can fit on a stock rim ?

Quick question ...? What's the widest tire you can fit on a stock rim ? Tire size now is a 245/45/17.
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Re: Whats the widest tire you can fit on a stock rim ?

I'm assuming the stock rim is 17x9 so biggest I wuld go is 270 or 275...
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I'm assuming the stock rim is 17x9 so biggest I wuld go is 270 or 275...
I Fit a 315/35/17 On my 17x9
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I Fit a 315/35/17 On my 17x9
No ****? It was hard for me to get my 305 on my 18/10 rear rim. Took me like 10 mins per tire and three guys pulling on it. Lol
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i think the wheels u have on are the 17x8 wheels. so im pretty sure the widest u should safely go is 255. some have gone 275 but ive read that's pushing your limit with that size of tire
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Quick question ...? What's the widest tire you can fit on a stock rim ? Tire size now is a 245/45/17.
The biggest on a 17x8 should be 255 I ran some 275 555r nittos because they are smaller than most 275 and fit the wheel ok.

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I Fit a 315/35/17 On my 17x9
Damn the biggest I ran on 17x9s are 275 et streets. Never even considered going bigger lol have any pics to see how they look?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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225/50 michelin pilot sport, 245/45 yokahoma s line

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Both 275/40 sumi, and yokahoma. While they do fit and its what I run don't expect any extra grip as the whole tire doesn't touch until you roast em down like the yokahamas.

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i think the wheels u have on are the 17x8 wheels. so im pretty sure the widest u should safely go is 255. some have gone 275 but ive read that's pushing your limit with that size of tire
So 255/55/17 would fit then ?
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So 255/55/17 would fit then ?
yeah it should fit pretty good. i would go with a 255/45/17 tire but that will work
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No ****? It was hard for me to get my 305 on my 18/10 rear rim. Took me like 10 mins per tire and three guys pulling on it. Lol
hmmm well Im only 19? And did both of them by myself on the tire machine at work.. It was cake
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hmmm well Im only 19? And did both of them by myself on the tire machine at work.. It was cake
We used a tire machine at my neighbor's shop and it was hell. Maybe 555r is just a stiff sidewall. That was our problem; getting the sidewalk to bend around the rim.
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I was wondering the same thing because I have an 04 GT and it was 17x8 stock wheels on it and I was gonna get my wheels widened to fit 315s but that was gonna be way to expensive. And now I got 24/45/17s on there and standing from the back they look super skinny and I want that aggressive wide tire look. I put inch and half wheels spacers on it but still looking for a little wider. How would 255 look against 245s? Are they too tall of tread? Noticeably wider?

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245/45/17* damn auto correct lol
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I've got 275's on my rear Stockers. Ill take pics when I get home
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We used a tire machine at my neighbor's shop and it was hell. Maybe 555r is just a stiff sidewall. That was our problem; getting the sidewalk to bend around the rim.
The 555 have real thick sidewalls too.. How are your tires holding up

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I was wondering the same thing because I have an 04 GT and it was 17x8 stock wheels on it and I was gonna get my wheels widened to fit 315s but that was gonna be way to expensive. And now I got 24/45/17s on there and standing from the back they look super skinny and I want that aggressive wide tire look. I put inch and half wheels spacers on it but still looking for a little wider. How would 255 look against 245s? Are they too tall of tread? Noticeably wider?

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245/45/17* damn auto correct lol
Just do 275/40/17 that will be the greatest option for you
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275s look great for guys like us who are too cheap for 10" wheels. Or you see that money as half a cam like me
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The 555 have real thick sidewalls too.. How are your tires holding up

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Just do 275/40/17 that will be the greatest option for you
Tires are holding up great! Put about 60 miles on them in the last 6 months. Haha
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