Which size front tire? (17x9 rim).

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  1. powerfreak

    powerfreak New Member

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    I have 255/40's now. I don't like the way they look...the edge of the rim sticks out too far past the sidewall. What do you guys run on your front 17x9's? (I have '03 cobra's).

    THANKS :thumb:
     
  2. scarface

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    I have 245s on the front of mine, and I have the same problem as you. only way to get rid of that is to go to a 275/40/17 By stepping up to the 45 series you are making the tire too tall.
     
  3. powerfreak

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    I'm not sure if there's enough clearance for a 275. That's just huge for the front. I figured maybe a taller sidewall would make it look better. I dunno...I really need to see PICTURES! My car REALLY needs to be lowered in the front, so that's not helping either.
     
  4. scarface

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    I can show you what a 255/40 looks like on a 9 inch rim in the front of my old 97gt...give me a min to find it.
     
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    I have 255/40's now...those are what I don't like.
     
  6. scarface

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    those are the best I can find.

    Many people run 275s on the front though.
     
  7. scarface

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    oh, sorry. really the olny thing you can do, and keep it in relation to the rear tires is to go with 275s
     
  8. powerfreak

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    I do have 275's on the rear, I could put them on the front and see how they look and if they clear. :hammer:
     
  9. scarface

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    that would work :)
     
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    Yeah...makes sense.
     
  11. DropTopPony

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    I ran 275's on the front for several years and they fit fine but i didn't like the way they tracked in the ruts on highways so when i purchased new wheels i went with a 8.5 front so i could use a 255/35/18 and it was a huge improvement. I used to run a 275/35 on a 9" front.

    Your dilemma is the wheel size, 9" is perfect for a 275 but you might be ok with a 265 front...
     
  12. powerfreak

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    Yeah, I agree...problem is rim size. 17x8 would be better on the front. Do you know if anyone makes a replica '03 cobra rim in a 17x8?
     
  13. scarface

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    try the 275s you may like them :)

    Im putting my 275 on the front, and getting a set of 17x10.5s with 335s in the back.
     
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    i got 275s on ma 17x9 fronts and 315s on ma 17x10.5 DD rears....no rubbin wutsoevaaaaaaaaaaa :pimp2:

    scarface u gettin 335s? dayummmmmmm would love to have those!!!!! but i bet id run into problems so i will jus stay at 315s
     
  15. scarface

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    I have a bit more room than you, and I run a 1 inch spacer.
     
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    yea i kno damn new edges! :(
     
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    I have 17x9 03 cobras with 275 all the way around and i getz no rubbing......I am also running a 1in spacer on the rear :thumb:
     
  18. scarface

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    :)
     
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    I'm running 275's in front now with no problem. DropTop is right, they track terrible in every rut and dip.
     
  20. powerfreak

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    here's a pix of mine now...it looks like it doesn't fit right. The sidewall is in too far.

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