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Old 09-15-2015, 03:20 PM   #1
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So I have (4) brand new 275-40-17 tires that are on Cobra R wheels. I want to get a set of staggered bullit wheels and prefer to use the new tires I have instead of buying yet another set of new ones.

My question is am I able to fit my hankook tires on a 17x10 rear wheel without problem? Once those tires wear out, I'll be putting on 315's but want to see if this will work so I don't kill the wallet.

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They will fit but will have a slightly stretched looked to them
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They will work fine on there. I have 275 40s on a 17x10 rear wheel. They are slightly stretched but actually look good IMO. Not like the hella flush guys or anything near that, just a little stretched and more of a slight angle to the sidewall instead of straight up and down. If it were me i would do exactly what you said in your post so your not wasting money. Only down side is you dont get much in the way of a lip to protect it from possible curb rash.

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Not the best detailed pic but you can see they look fine. At least they do to me anyway (i usually agree with myself most of the time)

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Depending on the brand they will fit perfectly or he a little stretched. My old 98 had BFG 275s on 10 wide and they had a nice slight bulge. Nittos would be very stretched. Use tireracks specifications section of your exact tire to get the section and tread width to see how wide they are.

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Depending on the brand they will fit perfectly or he a little stretched. My old 98 had BFG 275s on 10 wide and they had a nice slight bulge. Nittos would be very stretched. Use tireracks specifications section of your exact tire to get the section and tread width to see how wide they are.

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Scotty- im going tomorrow to get 245 45 17s put on my fronts, i want the front a little taller to fill more gap. Currently i have 255 40s on the front and they look a hair to small to me. I know the 245 45s are close to 3/4" taller than my 255s is this worth it or not? The 255s are 25" tall the 245s are 25.7" tall, im putting them on a 9" wide wheel too. Also the 245s are 2" bigger in circumference so overall fill more fender gap. My original plan was to move my 275s up front and get the BFGs in a 275 in the back but if the 245s will do the trick then it will be cheaper and their in stock locally. Just looking for an opinion as i know you have a ton of knowledge as far as tire sizes and what works and what doesnt.

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245/45/17 is the OEM size on 17x8 factory rims. 255/40 is way too short, 25" tire probably looks ridiculous up front especially if you are not lowered yet. A 245 will fit a 9" wide rim too but just barely. Again, depends on the brand. A BFG Comp 2 Sport will run a little wide so if you are worried about fit, get one of those.
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Scotty- im going tomorrow to get 245 45 17s put on my fronts, i want the front a little taller to fill more gap. Currently i have 255 40s on the front and they look a hair to small to me. I know the 245 45s are close to 3/4" taller than my 255s is this worth it or not? The 255s are 25" tall the 245s are 25.7" tall, im putting them on a 9" wide wheel too. Also the 245s are 2" bigger in circumference so overall fill more fender gap. My original plan was to move my 275s up front and get the BFGs in a 275 in the back but if the 245s will do the trick then it will be cheaper and their in stock locally. Just looking for an opinion as i know you have a ton of knowledge as far as tire sizes and what works and what doesnt.

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My car is lowered on H & R supersports, so its not as bad looking as it would be stock but have always seemed a little small to me. Im going to get a set of 245 45 17s for the front, this way they will be OEM height and the same height as my rear 275 40s are. The 3/4" or so height increase along with a overall 2" larger circumference will look better and fill the wheel well up a little more. Thanks for the input. Anyone looking for some slightly used 255 40 17 tires let me know, lol.

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