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Old 11-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Can i run 255/45/17 on my stock 17x8 Bullitt rims?

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Is that a good size to go with? I'm just lookin for Wider stance
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255's is probably best for our cars. That shoulda been the size that came from the factory. They look good on there too. Any bigger, and it can be counter productive on a stockish car.
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255's is probably best for our cars. That shoulda been the size that came from the factory. They look good on there too. Any bigger, and it can be counter productive on a stockish car.
How is a wider tire counter productive on a stock car? Just a question
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Sidewall collapsation due tp wider i.e. 315 on a 17x8 rim......an exaggerated example however you get the pic right
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I had kumho exsta xs 245/45/17 on my stock wheels and they fit perfect. Then I went with sumis same sizes and they appeared to look bulged but they weren't. Different companies have different sizes like nitto is known to run narrower than others.
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How is a wider tire counter productive on a stock car? Just a question
Thats a good question; More rotating mass for one, could actually slow you down. For example, 10 pounds of rotating mass, is like having 40 pounds of dead weight in your passenger seat. It adds up quickly. And pending on the car, rims, and offset, you can have rubbing issues, or worse.

A 315 won't fit on a 17x8 rim, but you could go up to a 275. Keep in mind a good quality tire is almost always going to grip better than a wider cheaper tire the majority of the time. But in the OPs case, he wants something better looking, and a 255 would be the best fit IMO.

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Sidewall collapsation due tp wider i.e. 315 on a 17x8 rim......an exaggerated example however you get the pic right
This too.....lol

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I had kumho exsta xs 245/45/17 on my stock wheels and they fit perfect. Then I went with sumis same sizes and they appeared to look bulged but they weren't. Different companies have different sizes like nitto is known to run narrower than others.
And this is very true.
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