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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Tire size to big?

So the process is beginning to buy new tires and I was wondering I'm thinking of putting a 255/40-17 tire on my stock 17" LT sport wheels, will these tires be to big or will they scrape/rub? Another option for me is to buy new 17x8ish wheels but that's only if I have to. Thanks alot guys.

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Don't do it, although you probably can fit the tire you'll have a huge sidewall bulge because that's a 10'' wide wheel on a 7'' rim which just doesn't work. The widest you should run is a 225. The 255 on that wheel will just deform and act like a smaller wheel and give you awful steering response.

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Don't do it, although you probably can fit the tire you'll have a huge sidewall bulge because that's a 10'' wide wheel on a 7'' rim which just doesn't work. The widest you should run is a 225. The 255 on that wheel will just deform and act like a smaller wheel and give you awful steering response.
Ah cause Im running 225/45-17 s right now and it's an improvement over the stock 205/50-17 but I'm always looking for more meat on the road of you know what I mean

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If you want a wider tire, buy a wider rim. Trying to fit a tire that's too large is going to be more sacrifice than gain.
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my stock tire size was a 215-45-18. i am currently running a 225-40-18 no problems. not sure if that's any help for you or not
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Sweet I'm still debating whether I should get new wheels but all within time I've still got enough tread for a few months more of driving so no huge hurry for me

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To run 255's you need 17*9's

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For a 17X7, I would not go any higher than a 225, I run 215's on that diameter and its good enough for daily driven. For a 255 series tire, I would run them on 17X8.5's.

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im actually thinking of going 225 from my 215 on my 18's i dont want it to look too chunky though

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you should be fine on 18's. it will stick out a tad past the lip, but should look okayish.

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