anyone running 315/35/17 on a 17X9 wheel?

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  1. 2slo95fiveoh

    2slo95fiveoh Well-Known Member

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    i have a steal of a deal on some 03 cobra 17X9 wheels, nitto and bfgoodrich websites both say for the 315/35/17 that the wheel width needs to be 10.5-12, i was wondering if anyone ignored that and was sucessful mounting 315/35/17 on a 9 inch wide rim? thanks a lot.
     
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    yes you can, but i wouldnt do it...not much of point, because it will be a scary huge bulge and you wont get as much tire to ground as you would with say 295s, since the wouldnt be sitting flat.
     
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    yeah, unfortunately nitto and BFGoodrich only make a 275/40, then a 315/35, nothing in between, as far as street drag radial, which is what i want to run. I have 275/40 on my 95 cobra r wheels now, but i want a meatier tire, but i guess with these 17" 03 cobras, i wont have a choice. :mad:
     
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    i swear BFG makes a 295 or 285 DR...i guess not :dunno:
     
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    a nitto DR 315 will fit on a 9in rim
     
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    i got 315 nitto 555r's on my 9" 03 cobra rim, little bit of bulge, looks good tho
     
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    i believe the reason they say that 315s are too wide for a 9" rim is because they do not seat on the rim properly... hence the "bulge"
     
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    I cant understand why people would put that big of a Drag Radial on that narrow of a wheel. It defeats the purpose as the contact patch will be smaller because you have to force that tire on the wheel. A 10.5 inch wheel will benefit that tire and will enhance traction.

    I remember back when I was in the tire business and I advised some people that when I sold them DR's that they are putting on too big of a tire and why. Of course they ignored it. Then a week or two later coming in complaining about the tires breaking loose and such and I would simply tell them well I can sell you the right tire now that you are ready to listen. :rollinglaugh:
     
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    common sense would be a benefit to so many people :nonono:

    edit:// here ya go... what tire fits what wheel:
    http://www.allfordmustangs.com/Detailed/658.shtml
     
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    They do, for 18s, as far as 17 inchers go, both Bfgoodrich and Nitto Make 275/40, then 315/35, nothing in between. for 18s, nitto has a 285, and bfgoodrich makes a 295, that could be what you were thinking of...
     
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    ok good, im not losing my mind...haha
     
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    yes you are :)