Biggest tire i can fit?

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  1. SoddyRebel

    SoddyRebel Well-Known Member

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    Whats the biggest tire i can fit on my stock 17 inch wheels, the stock tires ate 245/45/17, heres a pic of the wheels if it helps.......
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    you can try and squeeze a 265 on there i believe
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    yeah 265 is as wide as i'd go but i've seen people go with 275 nittos since nittos run small.
     
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    I have 275/40/17 in my rear. Bridgestone Potenza RE750 and they fit fine.
     
  5. 95CALI-5.0

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    depends on what type of driving you do. If you do auto x I would stay away from 275's, too much bulge. If it's for bling, then go WIDE.
     
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    i have 275 40 17s on the back of mine with no problems. they are goodyear eagle hp i believe.
     
  7. SoddyRebel

    SoddyRebel Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the comments guys, i think ima go with 275s
     
  8. Lightning Struck

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    that look pretty good for stock 8)
     
  9. scarface

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    Looks amazing for its age...wow. you must take excellent care of your ride :)
     
  10. 97WhitePony

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    i had 275 40s on mine (bridgestones then moved to Fusions)... ive seen guys squeeze 285s but id say 275 to be safe...
     
  11. scarface

    scarface Guest

    PRoblem is when you get too big, you start ballooning, esentually lose contact patch, and have crappy tread wear.
     
  12. SoddyRebel

    SoddyRebel Well-Known Member

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    would moving from 45s to 40s make the tires look too small?
     
  13. scarface

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    I would think it would look smaller. you are reducing the sidewall. As for it being TOO small? got me.
     
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    I would love to have a set of those rims chrome. Or the 99-04 ones I have in Chrome. I like looking stock so people think thats all it is... Is a stock stang then give them hell.
     
  15. JonBeast

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    275/40's are stock on 17x9 cobras(my 03 cobra wheels)....the sidewall is perfect.....granted they are a wider wheel than your 17x8s, but the sidewall won't be much smaller. Be careful with that bulge. (Says the guy with 315's on his 17x9 cobras :D)