Max tire size on 8" rim - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 03, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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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?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 03, 04:38 PM
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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.

BTW....my "bulging" tire picture is labeled rw-1.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 03, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'd say they look pretty good.
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