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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 09, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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275/40/17 on 8" rim

I currently have 255/45/17 cooper zeon tires on the back of my coy 17x8" rims. I want a little bit more traction in the back and was looking at getting Nitto 555R drag radials to help. I know they recommend a 9" has any one ran 275/40/17 on an 8" rim?

I considered getting wider rims, but Coy's dosent offer a wider rim in 17" currently.Also any reviews on Nittos 555R? I know there are stickier tires out there, but they are a little cheaper and last a little longer then M/T and BFG.


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Re: 275/40/17 on 8" rim

I ran that size tire on my last car (FFR Cobra Replica) with an 8" rim and it was ok. The tire did have a bit of a bulge in the sidewall, but I ran it on the track pretty hard and didn't have any problem as far as it sticking to the wheel.

Here's the only picture I can find where you can kinda see how it fit.


Your own experience may differ, but it was ok for me.

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Re: 275/40/17 on 8" rim

Just incase anyone else was wondering about the issue....

I went ahead and ordered the 275/40/17 and put them on my 8 inch rim and they seem to be fine, i took a picture of my 255/40/17 before i took them off for a comparison.
I am pretty sure the contact patch is not as large as it would be with a wider rim, but i am happy.
The Nitto 555R drag radials work great also.
255/40/17

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