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Can one of you guys with 17x9.5 wheels w/275 tires do...

me a BIG favor!!! I wanted to know the OVER ALL width of the tire with the bulge on a 9.5 wide rim . First can take a flat piece of wood or level and measure the distance of the bulge to the rim.( ex. 1/2" ) Then can you measure the overall width putting a level on both sides of the tire and giving me the total width with the bulge. (ex.12")

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Re: Can one of you guys with 17x9.5 wheels w/275 tires do...

The section width will not be affected by the backspacing, and very little with rim width. A 275/40/17 BFG tire has a section width of 10.9", a Kumho has a section width of 11". If you're down to measuring the last 0.050" in your wheelwells you're probably using a tire that's too large.
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Re: Can one of you guys with 17x9.5 wheels w/275 tires do...

I was wondering because I have 6-6 1/4 inches from the mounting surface on the drum to the inside well and 5 inches to the inside lip of the outer well. So a 5.5 backspace gives me 1/2 to 3/4" to the inside well and around 4.75-5" to the outer lip. I was just wondering how much bulge the tire has. My 235/60 on a 7 inch rim has 3/4" bulge. I wasn't sure what this combo had. If it was 1/4 that would work.

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The NT555RII's measure out to 10". The standard NT555 is wider. The RII has a stiffer sidewall.


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I got it. Thanks

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