Tire and Rim size question

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by kuball, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. kuball

    kuball New Member

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    Hello all,

    I recently purchased a set of rims for my 95 cobra. The rims are 17x9 and the tires I'm currently running are 255/45ZR17. I would like to use these if able, but was worried about the tire height rubbing. Anyone here running this setup able to help?

    thanks,
    K.
     
  2. Orange 94

    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Moved the thread, this isn't a 94/95 specific engine question.

    I believe the recommend size for 17x9 is 255/40/17. I'd say a 45 is fine... Diameter and circ will be about 4% larger. The sidewalls will be a bit thick. I don't think you'll rub unless youre sitting on the ground.
     
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    Sorry about that. I should have posted in a different thread and specified In the post the car is bone stock as of now.Not lowered or anything.
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Depends on your wheel offset. I am running 17x9 with 22mm offset, with 255/40 R17s, and Cobra brakes on all 4 corners. No significant rubbing - I had a little on my struts up front before I went coi-overs. Otherwise, no rubbing. 45's should be okay - as Orange said, as long as you aren't slammed.