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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 09, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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275 rear tire on a 17x8???

Probably been answered numerous times before but I'd like to put some 17" Rushforths on my camaro and they go 17x8 or 17x10. The car is not tubbed so the ? is will a 17x8 hold a 275 rear tire? I have run 17x9.5 with a 275 and 5.5 bs before but will the 17x8 hold the tire and if so what bs would work?

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Re: 275 rear tire on a 17x8???

In most cases no you can't put a 275/40R17 on an 8" rim. 275/50's should fit but still be a little flexed. I do have MT's DR on an 8" rim, but the only reason I can get away with it is because of the soft sidewall.


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Re: 275 rear tire on a 17x8???

Thanks. I've decided to step up to the 18" Rushforths so I can go with the 9.5" width and 275 tire.
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Re: 275 rear tire on a 17x8???

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Thanks. I've decided to step up to the 18" Rushforths so I can go with the 9.5" width and 275 tire.

Good move ...its will look tons better!

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