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Old 03-16-2008, 03:08 AM
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whats the widest tire u can put on a weld 15x8
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well i've seen lots of stang guys run 275/50 and 60 on their stock 15x7 10 hole rims. So ya.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:17 AM
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yup most ppl in the 4.6 area run 275's on there stock 8inch wide rim
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:08 AM
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well i've seen lots of stang guys run 275/50 and 60 on their stock 15x7 10 hole rims. So ya.
thats just asking for trouble
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:22 AM
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275's on a 7" rim is the dumbest thing I've heard. Even on an 8" it's not recommended. 9" rim is suitable for a 275 tire. 8" rim will fit a 255 and I would not recommend using a 7" rim in the rear. Why go narrower than stock rim size? Unless it's for the front.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:28 AM
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275's on a 7" rim is the dumbest thing I've heard. Even on an 8" it's not recommended. 9" rim is suitable for a 275 tire. 8" rim will fit a 255 and I would not recommend using a 7" rim in the rear. Why go narrower than stock rim size? Unless it's for the front.
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Mickey Thompson 3753R
$163.95
Estimated Ship Date:4/4/08






















Brand:
Mickey Thompson

ProductLine:
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tires

PartType:
Tires

Part Number:
MTT-3753R

TireSize:
275/50-15

RimDiameter(in):
15 in.

SidewallStyle:
Blackwall

TireConstruction:
Radial

Directional:
Yes

TireDiameter(in):
26.00 in.

MinimumRecommendedRimWidth(in):
7.50 in.

MaximumRecommendedRimWidth(in):
9.50 in.

TreadWidth(in):
10.00 in.

SectionWidth(in):
11.30 in.

AsymmetricalTreadPattern:
No

TubeRequired:
No

TireCompound:
R2

DOT-Approved:
Yes

Quantity:
Sold individually.[/align]


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Old 03-18-2008, 02:10 AM
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Default RE: widest tire for weld draglite 15 x 7

well they say to stay within an inch of how wide the tire is the 275 is 11" wide but everyone does.

so whats the widest i can run on the 15x8 draglites as in slick wise?
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guy at the strip with his 9 second duster runs 15x8's with a 13" overall wide slick
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I have 255/60/15 on my 15x8 Weld's. I tryed 275/60/15's but they where to tall and the rubbed.
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275's on a 7" rim is the dumbest thing I've heard. Even on an 8" it's not recommended. 9" rim is suitable for a 275 tire. 8" rim will fit a 255 and I would not recommend using a 7" rim in the rear. Why go narrower than stock rim size? Unless it's for the front.
Derr derr derr...





Mickey Thompson 3753R
$163.95
Estimated Ship Date:4/4/08






















Brand:
Mickey Thompson

ProductLine:
Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tires

PartType:
Tires

Part Number:
MTT-3753R

TireSize:
275/50-15

RimDiameter(in):
15 in.

SidewallStyle:
Blackwall

TireConstruction:
Radial

Directional:
Yes

TireDiameter(in):
26.00 in.

MinimumRecommendedRimWidth(in):
7.50 in.

MaximumRecommendedRimWidth(in):
9.50 in.

TreadWidth(in):
10.00 in.

SectionWidth(in):
11.30 in.

AsymmetricalTreadPattern:
No

TubeRequired:
No

TireCompound:
R2

DOT-Approved:
Yes

Quantity:
Sold individually.[/align]


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Hmmm, thank you for proving my point. Although I know you were trying to prove me wrong. Lets see minimum is 7.5" and maximum is 9.5" which leaves between 8" and 9". What did I say...that's right 7" is stupid and 9" is suitable although 8" could work(just not recommended). Why don't you learn how to read before you post a response...and grow up while you're at it. Honestly who makes derr derr derr comments other than teenagers? Now...thank you
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