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post #1 of 16 Old October 11th, 2014, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Size Question

I'm getting ready to replace my current stock tires (225/60/17) and would like to know if I can go to a wider tire while still using my stock rims (17x7). Looking for a little beefier look without having to purchase new rims. I've painted my stock rims black and they look just as good as customs. Any advice on tire size options would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 16 Old October 11th, 2014, 04:44 PM
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I think 225 is as wide as you want on a 7" rim. You get to be like the rest of us and buy bigger new wheels and tires. I put out for 18 x 9.5 for mine. Much lighter than stock. I could tell a difference instantly, as soon as I made my first turn out of the parking lot.
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post #3 of 16 Old October 14th, 2014, 08:46 AM
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I went with American Racing 23lb Shelby Razors replicas 18x9 a 7 inch rim should take a 235/50/17

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So I found this site Tire Size Comparison a few months ago and love it! You can even visually see the difference in overall height of tire, which gave me an idea of how the sidewall height would look like. Hope it helps!
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Thanks for the input on size.

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I know with 235's I still want more... especially in the rear.
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I think 255's are about the perfect width. I know 275's fit and look good but don't necessarily add up to better performance unless you are doing a lot of drag racing.
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I think 255's are about the perfect width. I know 275's fit and look good but don't necessarily add up to better performance unless you are doing a lot of drag racing.
One thing that might be good to do is to double check the different tires you'd want, and make sure they make it in the size you'd use.. could be a deciding factor.
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One thing that might be good to do is to double check the different tires you'd want, and make sure they make it in the size you'd use.. could be a deciding factor.
I have made that call as well, especially because 2 very similar tire sizes can have VASTLY different price points even in the same tire. And for the OP my 255 recommendation, they require at least an 8.5" wheel.
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235 width is best for 7 in. rims, My 18x9 barely take a 275/40/18

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235 width is best for 7 in. rims, My 18x9 barely take a 275/40/18
Really? I have 235's on a 18x8, thats the OEM pairing.
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Yes, the width of the rim dictates the size allowable for the tire's fit.

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Yes, the width of the rim dictates the size allowable for the tire's fit.
Well I know it's allowable, but is it best? I know on 8in wide rims I can try to fit up to 245 or 255, but I imagine doing something like autocross with tires a bit wider than they ought be for the wheels would give you a lot of sideways wiggle/float. Even if the tires "fit".
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Maybe this table will help out.

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I would go to the tire manufacturer's spec page for the model you are looking at and looking at the "measuring rim" they specify.
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I think 225 is as wide as you want on a 7" rim. You get to be like the rest of us and buy bigger new wheels and tires. I put out for 18 x 9.5 for mine. Much lighter than stock. I could tell a difference instantly, as soon as I made my first turn out of the parking lot.
Well put.
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