Max tire size on 8" rim - Team Camaro Tech
Wheels & Tires What fits what?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 03, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 583

I have seen and researched alot of tire/wheel combos, and have seen 275/40/17's on 8 inch wheels. Is that pushing it? or entirely feasible?
sherr20 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 03, 04:38 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: San Bernardino,CA
Posts: 159

Well,more than one person here will tell you a 275 is too wide for an 8 inch rim and quote a tire manufacturer recommendation for 17x8 wheel.

I've been running a 275/40/17 on a 17x8 rim for 18 months with no problem.In fact,the manager at my tire retailer suggested it.

I keep hearing here about "bulging" sidewalls with this combo....cant say I've seen it on my car.Maybe with a 275/60/15 on a 8 inch rim I've seen massive sidewall bulge.Hell,just a couple months back I seen a 69 Camaro in a magizine with 295/60/15 on a 15x8 rim.....talking about bulge.LOL

I have a couple of pictures of 275's on a 17x8 rim on my signature. I think it works. "bulging" tire picture is labeled rw-1.

89 C4 Coupe/Z51/ZF6/J55

Sold the 69
TOMS69 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 03, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 583

I'd say they look pretty good.
sherr20 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome