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Old 09-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I have a set of bullitts in my 06 v6, I need new tires but I'm not sure what size to get. They are using 235/55-17 but my tire shop doesn't have this size, they have a 225 is that too small? The reason I don't order online is because they always give me a huge discount it's a friends shop. Thanks for the help in advance!
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Are they 8in wide rims?
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Are they 8in wide rims?
im not sure they are oem gt's
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Yes they are 17.8
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Well then I'm pretty sure they are. 225's should fit fine. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Hey everyone, I have a set of bullitts in my 06 v6, I need new tires but I'm not sure what size to get. They are using 235/55-17 but my tire shop doesn't have this size, they have a 225 is that too small? The reason I don't order online is because they always give me a huge discount it's a friends shop. Thanks for the help in advance!
If they give you a "HUGE" discount, why can't they order the tires you want?
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If they give you a "HUGE" discount, why can't they order the tires you want?
well I was gonna do that before but I didn't have money, and I drive everyday and I deliver with my car, my tires are really bald and rotted:/ they have those tires in stock they are used but in very good condition. I hate being cheap with my car but I had to pay my tuition
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well I was gonna do that before but I didn't have money, and I drive everyday and I deliver with my car, my tires are really bald and rotted:/ they have those tires in stock they are used but in very good condition. I hate being cheap with my car but I had to pay my tuition
I hear ya bud, in the same boat here. winter is coming and I need snows on mine.
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I hear ya bud, in the same boat here. winter is coming and I need snows on mine.
Yeah I have a jeep for the winter but the tranny went out.. So ill have to drive the mustang. I ended up paying 30 a tire with is not bad at all
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Have them order you new tires. Sure they will fit but you could run 245s or even 255s
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you have to maintain the overall height of the tire, its sad how many people have no clue what the tire numbers are

before the height though 235mm wide tire is (235/25.4) or 9.25 inches wide

a 255 is 20mm wider so not even an inch wider (and thats split side to side so not much)

a 255 will work fine on an 8 wide and give you rim lip protection for curbs. A 245 also will work, I would NOT go any smaller than a 235

now the sidewall height has to be maintained.

If yours stock is 235/55/17 then the sidewall (55) means the sidewall height is 55% of 235mm (or 235 * .55 = 129.25)

129.25mm = 5.1 inches

what ever tire you get thats also for a 17 inch rim needs to also be 5.1 inches tall (or as close as you can get)

255/50/17 = 127.5mm tall (pretty close)
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245s are good for 8" rims, that's what came stock on my old wheels.
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Yeah I got 245 and they look really nice I paid 30 a piece and they are really new. Yeah he had 225 but I saw it and said it's too small, so he went on the computer and said I have 245 so I got those .
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you have to maintain the overall height of the tire, its sad how many people have no clue what the tire numbers are

before the height though 235mm wide tire is (235/25.4) or 9.25 inches wide

a 255 is 20mm wider so not even an inch wider (and thats split side to side so not much)

a 255 will work fine on an 8 wide and give you rim lip protection for curbs. A 245 also will work, I would NOT go any smaller than a 235

now the sidewall height has to be maintained.

If yours stock is 235/55/17 then the sidewall (55) means the sidewall height is 55% of 235mm (or 235 * .55 = 129.25)

129.25mm = 5.1 inches

what ever tire you get thats also for a 17 inch rim needs to also be 5.1 inches tall (or as close as you can get)

255/50/17 = 127.5mm tall (pretty close)
Thanks for ^this! I have 17x10.5's now and am putting 315/35/17's on them and was wondering what the height comparison would be against my current 275/40/17's on my 17x9 wheels.
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Also you can just go on tirerack and it will just tell you how tall your tire you are getting is in the specs tab. Even if you are not getting a tire from them, just punch in the size and pick a tire and it'll be within a tenth of an inch.


275/40/17 and 315/35/17 should be almost exactly the same height. They are the correct sizings for a staggered 17" setup.
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