Big fat sticky tires... and wheels

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Big fat sticky tires... and wheels

Postby SuperWhite92 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:32 pm

Okay, just checking here, I was looking at 17x8 wheels, probably Work Wheels, and pretend to be a handling nut. I love it so much. Now, I was wondering if anyone knew the widest tires that i can fit while maintaining stock diameter within 5-6% and what offset i would need to fit those tires onto 17x8 rims with no rubbing inside or out. I also prefer the front and rear tires be the same width for rotation purposes. Offset here is probably the most important, since I will most likely end up having work make me the wheels to a custom offset.
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Postby Griffin » Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:41 pm

You can figure the tire sizing out on this site:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

and you can see whats recommended by going to www.tirerack.com and plugging in 17x8 and see whats the widest they offer for that wheel
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Postby Zeus » Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:11 pm

the widest ive seen was 245 on an alltrac... i bet the rear could fit 255 or maybe wider but not the front... and you need to run the same size for awd...

but if you do go that big make sure you get the proper offset or proper spacers so you wont rub
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