I have been considering buying 17" wheels for several years but have not been able to find the tires that I want to use with them. All of 17" performance tires that I can find seem to be 35 or 40 series, IE. 275/40/17 or 315/35/17.
I would like to get a set of 17" tires that are at least 28" in diameter and at least 275 wide. The only ones I have been able to find seem to be truck tires with a 40,000 to 60,000 mile tread warranty. I doubt they are very sticky. I would buy drag radials in this size if I could find them but it appears no one makes them.
They are for a street car but I need all the traction I can get. Does anyone know of any sticky tires of this size.
The closest thing I have found so far is a Nitto 450 in 275/50/17. I have heard good things about Nitto 555s, but nothing about the Nitto 450s. Has anyone tried them?