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Old 09-02-08, 01:10 PM
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widest tire size on a 8 rim

what is the widest possible tire to fit in a size 8 rim and 8.5

i got 245 on 8 rims and i would like to go a bit wider
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It will depend on the tire. Most tire manufacturers recommend 8" as the smallest rim for a 245 tire and 8.5" as the smallest rim for a 255 size tire.
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depends on sidewall too. mustang people put 275's on their stock 17x8's.. not good for cornering, but adds some meat if you're just trying to go strait.
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ive mounted 275's on 8's before. "recommended size" means they are just covering their ***
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ive mounted 275's on 8's before. "recommended size" means they are just covering their ***
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. I can drive a car with my feet; however, that doesn't mean I should.
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i get it.. i just want to get a little bit more traction but at the same time i dont want to loose the handily
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width has a much smaller effect than compound. i'd go with 255's, and get some sticky tires.
falken RT-615's are prolly your best bet. (they come in 255/40/17)
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I just bought some mustang 17 x 8 wheels with 275mm tires on them. The sidewalls are no where near a vertical. The largest tire you should put on an 8" wheel is a 245; I'm going to run 225mm RT-615's on them.
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I have bridgestone 255 po3's on 18x8.5's. They look to be a great fit. I don't think I'd go any wider. Same with the 285's on my 18 x9.5's
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