wheel and tire set up 17X8 BIGGEST SIZE TIRES ?

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WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST TIRES I CAN RUN ON THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF 17X8 WHEELS ??? I HAVE A CHANCE TO GET SOME ALMOST NEW CONTI 255/45/17 ON THE FRONT AND 285/40/17 ON THE REAR ? MY CAR IS A 1994 MUSTANG GT 5.0 VERT......THE WHEELS ARE THE 17X8 GT WHEELS ON
 

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The sizes you were shooting for are typically used on 17x9, not 17x8.
If you do, however, actually have 17x9’s, the possibilities are increased dramatically
 

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The new nitto 555 g2’s fit Super narrow especially the 555r2 I’ve got 275/40/17 on 17x9 and they’re not wide enough .
 

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The new nitto 555 g2’s fit Super narrow especially the 555r2 I’ve got 275/40/17 on 17x9 and they’re not wide enough .
Yes, I ran the Nitto 555 R2’s 315/35x17 on 17x10.5” wheels in back with Nitto 555 R2 275/40x17’s on 17x9” fronts.
I had NO FITMENT ISSUES at all, even with the rear quad shocks in place!
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Yes, I ran the Nitto 555 R2’s 315/35x17 on 17x10.5” wheels in back with Nitto 555 R2 275/40x17’s on 17x9” fronts.
I had NO FITMENT ISSUES at all, even with the rear quad shocks in place!
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Nittos are known for running a bit more narrow than most of the other brands. That's plenty of clearance. You can also flip the quad too if it ever did rub, or just remove them.
 

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I had expected to have to flip the quads, but ended up not having to, as you can see. BTW, this is on a ‘95 Cobra coupe (if that matters?)
 

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Damn you still got room to party
Lol, yeah I heard that 335’s would fit, but those 315’s are beefy enough, and with offsets you suffer handling.
 

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Lol, yeah I heard that 335’s would fit, but those 315’s are beefy enough, and with offsets you suffer handling.
Totally I’ve got 17” deep dish bullits with 315’s I haven’t test fitted on any of my cars but now I’m sure they’ll clear
 

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So, did you decide on what you’re going to run?
 
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So, did you decide on what you’re going to run? totally forgot to respond, dont hit me, the wife does that enough........im gonna run 255/40/17 down back and 245/40/17 up front....hows that sound guys ?
 
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