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Old 05-26-2010, 06:05 PM   #21
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Ahhh that explains why I was having so much trouble finding 265/30/18's.

Thanks for your help with my tire questions. It definitely helped me zero-in on my wheel and tire selection.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #22
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Would I be able to fit 275s on my 2006 v6 mustang w/Pony Package?
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:07 PM   #23
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Boy, I have done a fair amount of research here and cannot find out if you have a 7" or 8" wheel, but guessing 8". You have 235/55/17 tires and you will not be able to run as wide as a 275 on your existing wheels. I see a 245/50/17" wheel that will fit either a 7" or 8" wheel, so that is an option.

The only way to run a 275 is purchase wider wheels. You can see your basic max size options near the top of this page.

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Old 07-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #24
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I was told that they were 17x9 wheels


Nevermind. I walked outside and took a look at my wheels/tires and realized that my 235 pirellis are actually a little big for my wheel. No way are they 17x9.

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Old 07-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #25
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Ya.... they are gonna be 8" at the very widest

PM me a pic of the tire looking down the side so I can see the wheel relative to the tire profile.

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Not sure if that is what you meant, but it looks like it sticks out about .5 inches.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #27
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Ha ha.....

A little closer than I wanted, but is enough to say you are running an 8" wheel for sure. This means, a 245 is really all you are gonna be able to fit on your existing wheels.

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Ha ha.....

A little closer than I wanted, but is enough to say you are running an 8" wheel for sure. This means, a 245 is really all you are gonna be able to fit on your existing wheels.

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Alright, thanks!

I was hoping that they were 17x9 though. Would have loved some 275/40/17s.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:15 PM   #29
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Great thread. We really need to have a similar thread where people can post pictures to see all different sized tires on various wheels.
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We do... it is called Post your aftermarket wheels

As for different size tires on wheels, there is really not a whole lot of variable and retain a proper fitment. More often than not, one puts too wide a tire for a wheel and can result in poor turn-in response in the least and major safety concerns in the extreme.

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