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Old 08-31-2015, 11:39 AM   #1
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Max tire size

Can I fit a 275/35/17 onto a 17x10 wheel?


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Yes, I've got 315 on my 10.5 in wheel you'll be fine..

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I've got 275's on my front and they are only 9"
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A 275/35R17 is gonna be a very short sidewall
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275 is probably going to be noticably stretched on most 10" wheels when you are running almost no sidewall like that.
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I agree, if it's a 10" wheel at least do a 285/295. But I would say 305 would be my choice.. I've got the extra .5" so I run a 315
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I run 285 on my 9.5s


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275 is fine no a 10" rim depending on the brand. Most BFGs will fit great, something like a Nitto or a Sumi will be stretched.

Here is a BFG 275 on a 10" wide rim



As you can see, the fit is perfect but this particular BFG 275 is more like a 295 or a 305 in Sumi/Nitto size. You can check actual widths and other specs on tirerack.

As far as a 275/35/17, that is WAY too short of a tire, the middle number, 35 in this case, is not a static number it is a percentage. 35% of 275mm. The correct OEM height of 25.7-26.1 for a 94-04 Mustang is achieved with a 275/40/17.
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Scotty what were the 275 BFGs that you were running? Were they the BFGs street comp 2s? Or something like that? I was thinking of looking into a set for my rear 17x10s and moving my current 275 40s up front. If its true they run wider then i would still have a little wider tire out back

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These

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

They are massively wide for a 275, you can click on the specs and see the tread width is a full inch wider than normal. And you can't beat the price. A lot of local places will carry these too, I know my local shop would do these for like $160 each installed. Remember you have to pay tirerack shipping too at like $20/tire.

I also saved a lot of money by putting 235s up front on 8" wide rims on that car. All the tires in that specific BFG line run big. A 235 wide sits perfectly flush with an 8" Mustang wheel. Not "hella flush" or some other stupidity, straight up and down. And they don't lip out past a 94-98 fender too running 8" wide like 9s can.
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These

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

They are massively wide for a 275, you can click on the specs and see the tread width is a full inch wider than normal. And you can't beat the price. A lot of local places will carry these too, I know my local shop would do these for like $160 each installed. Remember you have to pay tirerack shipping too at like $20/tire.
Thank you very much for the info!! Ill check them out and local too

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Hell, I may have just found a way to get those Steeda rims much closer to an AM combo pack price.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....C2XL&tab=Sizes

These are sized like a 285/35/18 for a lot less money than you'd pay for that size normally.

This is why I tell everyone about these tires, they are really good performers too and the ride quality is great. And they are quiet and smooth.
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