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I'm gonna order my tires tomorrow and dont know which series to go wit, I'm going to get BF Goodrich Radial TA KDW's in 234 x 17 in front and 255 x 17s in the rear but I'm not sure which aspect raio I need to run? Can I squeze a 245 x 17 up front I'm running a full Hotchkis suspension 2" lower up front and 11/2" lower rear
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According to Chevy HP
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Front: 17 inch wheel, 5.00 backspace, 8.5in width, 245/40 tire
Rear : 17 inch wheel, 5.50 backspace, 9.5in width, 275/40 tire

But obviously you need to be very specific with the backspacing and rim width to fit those, and then it could still rub a bit.

With that said, the consensus on this board has been that most people run 235/45/17 up front and 255/45/17 in the rear. So I think thats the best route for you to play it safe.

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Thanks my TT 2's are 17x8 with a 5" BS and my 17x9.5 with a 5.5 BS. The reason I'm asking is BF Goodrich has the new tread in a 235x17x40 and 255x17x40 rear, it looks kinda cool and its different.
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If you do the math the 245/45/17 and 275/40/17 will come out with almost exactly the same sidewall height. Tire Rack says both are 25.7" tall. I know you're not going with 275's though but I believe that to be the widest recomended combo.

245/45/17 and 255/45/17 are the next closest match I can find the rear is 26" tall and the front is 25.7" tall. If you go to a 255/40/17 it's 25" tall. Too short for me. The 245/45's should fit if your subfram bushings and front end are in good shape and the alignment is done right. Oh, you might want to replace the inner fender bolts with smooth alan head bolts too. If you put the short alum bushings in you may have clearence problems...

I am running 235/45 and 255/45 with no problems at all, 25.5" and 26" tall. I run a few extra psi in the fronts and you really don't notice the 1/2"

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