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Will 315's fit on a 10inch wide wheel? Pics?

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Old 04-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Like the subject states, will a 315 tire fit on a 10inch wide wheel? I'm thinking about getting the saleen 20 inch wheels for my 06GT. Ive heard mix opinions on this.. some say they won't fit and that you need 10.5's...

Does anyone have pictures of 315's on a 10inch wheel?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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yes it will fit fine. But for it to look good make sure you get the right offset. I had 315/35 on my 9 inch saleen rims for a week. Didnt look good for me cuz my rim wasnt wide enough.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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ya.. becarefull with that.. i dont know exactly how much wider that is than the 10" wide wheel.. the more side wall you have, the more you can stretch as far as going wider.. but you gotta becarefull because if you go to wide.. you could be in some trouble.. on a 18x10 you would be gold.. but i cant say forsure one a 20x10
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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I know you can fit a 305/35 on a 20, Nitto makes one. Just go to the tire manufacturer's website for whatever tire you're looking for and it'll tell you the min, max, and recommended wheel sizes for each tire.

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:10 PM   #5
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The min is 10.5 but it's fine on 10", if I could afford the rims and 20" tires i'd but 315's on a 10" in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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I personally wouldn't put them on a 10" wheel, an 11" wide wheel would be ideal.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:02 AM   #7
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he wanted the Saleen 10" wide rim so he cant get 10.5 or 11" . 10" is more than fine for a 315/35/20.
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The short answer to the question the OP asked is 'no'. He asked a legitimate question and is entitled to an answer that's technically sound. As already mentioned, 10.5" is the minimum (I looked at the specs for several tire makes/models in that size).

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. . . so he cant get 10.5 or 11" . 10" is more than fine for a 315/35/20.
For a show-only car or very temporary use, you can probably get away with it. But it's not at all a recommended combination for a daily driver, so it's a lot less than "fine".

It is irresponsible to make recommendationsthat disagree with the tire mfrs specs unless you can back it up with sufficient explanation. Being physically able to get the tire mounted and have it hold air isn't proof enough.


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IMO,it would be more appropriate to find a tire to match the wheel.

I don't understand why someone would go to great lengths to improve the performance of their vehicle, then ignore manufacturer specifications. Just because it will go on the wheel, doesn't make it right.
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People safely get away with going .5" bigger or smaller all the time. I wouldn't have said it was ok unless I knew that there are people out there who are running it without any problems.
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Get away with it, yes, though I could question just how 'safely'.

Half an inch out of spec isn't a guaranteed, right-now,pass-fail kind of thing. But you are giving away some unknown amount out of the margin of safety against things such as underinflation, overloading, heat, tire structural flexing, where in the sidewall the heat and flexing concentrates, extended high speed driving, hard cornering, curb strikes, potholes, etc. And those are just the things I could think of as fast as I could type them.

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have about the same merit as the teen-aged whining that goes something like "everybody else is doing that". Doesn't make it technically correct.

It's been a while since I actually had a conversation about this wheel/tire width relationship issue with an honest-to-goodness tire company technical representative.


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Get away with it, yes, though I could question just how 'safely'.

Half an inch out of spec isn't a guaranteed, right-now,pass-fail kind of thing. But you are giving away some unknown amount out of the margin of safety against things such as underinflation, overloading, heat, tire structural flexing, where in the sidewall the heat and flexing concentrates, extended high speed driving, hard cornering, curb strikes, potholes, etc. And those are just the things I could think of as fast as I could type them.

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have about the same merit as the teen-aged whining that goes something like "everybody else is doing that". Doesn't make it technically correct.

It's been a while since I actually had a conversation about this wheel/tire width relationship issue with an honest-to-goodness tire company technical representative.


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i am about to buy a set of 315 35 20 bfg rivals for my 20*10 rims and i know the department of motor safety rating for them is at least 10.5 so i seen a lot of people say it's ok and show pics of it and daily drive it and a lot of people say no it's not safe to go .5 under spec.. can you please link me 1 safety incident that happened from people going .5 under spec from anywhere because i did a lot of research and couldn't find anything.. and i will return my purchase and buy a smaller tire.. i am not saying what your saying is wrong or whatnot i just want see if you know anything that actually took place and i know it could affect my safety in future but did anything happen in the past regarding .5 off spec
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Here is something to consider. not all 315's are the same width.
http://ls1tech.com/forums/attachment...ear-315-17.jpg
I have 315's on 10.5's
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Here is something to consider. not all 315's are the same width.
http://ls1tech.com/forums/attachment...ear-315-17.jpg
I have 315's on 10.5's
No way in hell those are both 315.... I looked up both the sizes on Tire Rack, their section width and tread width are within tenths of an inch of each other. That picture makes it look like 2-3 inches...I'm going to say 315 vs 345 on the width of what the pictures show.
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those do look larger than 315's

heres my 305 next to my 275

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Running 315/35/20 lowered 1.5 in rear. No problems.

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Running 315/35/20 lowered 1.5 in rear. No problems.

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Except from that angle it looks like they stick out past the fender.
Which would have been ok when I was a kid, but now that I'm older that look would not work for me.
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No way in hell those are both 315.... I looked up both the sizes on Tire Rack, their section width and tread width are within tenths of an inch of each other. That picture makes it look like 2-3 inches...I'm going to say 315 vs 345 on the width of what the pictures show.
I've run GS-D3's myself (275, not 315), and they are easily one of the widest tires out there for any given tire size. Compared to a set of Nitto NT555's I'd also run (which is a little narrow for any given tire size), there was definitely a substantial difference in the actual widths of the tire tires, even though they were technically the same size.

I have no problem believing both those tires are listed as 315 tires.
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