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Old 08-06-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Tires for 2011 v6- 17" Rims

I need new tires for my 2011 v6-automatic. It has 17" rims and the current tire is the stock 215/65/R17. Is there a wider tire that will fit the stock rims or should I stay with the same tire size that is on it now?


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Most tire manufactuer's websites have a max wheel width they recommend putting a specific size tire on.

Example:
http://nittotire.com/passenger-tires...formance-tire/

Keep in mind, just because a tire will go on a rim, does not mean it is getting its full effective contact patch. For example, you can waste the money on a 235 or something, but since the wheel is more narrow, it will actually pull the sidewall in, which A. has a poor effect on cornering stability, and B. reduces your contact patch to not much more than a 215 anyways.

Now, that was for the sake of example. I have no experience putting tires on the stock 3.7 rims, i am merely trying to make a point: Bigger is not always better.
Another important thing to remember is tire height. Assuming you go with a size different than stock (and you are not tuned), you will need to get something the same size as stock to not effect your Speedo and/or shift schedule if you're an auto.
http://www.wallaceracing.com/tire-aspect-calc.php
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Most tire manufactuer's websites have a max wheel width they recommend putting a specific size tire on.

Example:
http://nittotire.com/passenger-tires...formance-tire/

Keep in mind, just because a tire will go on a rim, does not mean it is getting its full effective contact patch. For example, you can waste the money on a 235 or something, but since the wheel is more narrow, it will actually pull the sidewall in, which A. has a poor effect on cornering stability, and B. reduces your contact patch to not much more than a 215 anyways.

Now, that was for the sake of example. I have no experience putting tires on the stock 3.7 rims, i am merely trying to make a point: Bigger is not always better.
Another important thing to remember is tire height. Assuming you go with a size different than stock (and you are not tuned), you will need to get something the same size as stock to not effect your Speedo and/or shift schedule if you're an auto.
http://www.wallaceracing.com/tire-aspect-calc.php

So the speedo only gets affected on auto cars? Not manuals too?


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So the speedo only gets affected on auto cars? Not manuals too?


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No, the speedo is effected on both, the shift schedule is (obviously) only effected on autos.
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225/60/17 will fit perfectly, 235/55/17 is the max.
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Tires for 2011 v6- 17" Rims

I was wondering this same thing for when I get around to replacing mine. 235/60/17 are VERY close to being the same diameter, which should have hardly no affect on the speedo. I think someone else out here put that size on their rims and posted pictures a while back.

These are the ones I thought about getting. Decent price and ranked #1 in their category. Also watched the video a while back and looked good performance-wise.

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

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