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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 05, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17? I bought my tires and wheels and the car won't be ready until spring, I would like to see a picture if anyone has one. I am worried the 225 may be too small. I am running 17x7s and 17x8s.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 05, 08:44 AM
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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

That's the size I'm running. Sorry about this picture, it's not very good but I have 17x8 in the front and 17x9.5 in the rear.


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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 05, 09:05 AM
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Thats the exact rim/tire sizes I had on my old setup. Here are some pics: 225/45/17 on 17x7 front and 255/45/17 on 17x8 rear.







Sorry the front wheel width is masked by shadow,I can take some better pics if you need them. I just replaced the rears with 17x9.5 275/40/17 and like it. I am debating installing 17x8's in the front but I dont want any rubbing issues when turning.

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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

Thanks Ray!! Those are great pics. I feel better now, it hard to judge tires and wheels without the car. Do you happen to remember the backspacing on your old wheel setup?
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Yeah the fronts were 17x7 with 4.0" bs and the rears were 17x8 with 4.75"bs.

Be advised that at that time I had a chevelle 12 bolt in the car temporarily and the rear axle was about 1" wider then a camaro rear end (61 1/4" vs 60 1/4"), So with the stock axle rear wheels will be inboard another 1/2" from pic.

I now have a correct width 12 bolt and 17x9.5 with 275/40/17 5.5"bs

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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

by the way thats the 17x7" with 225/45/17 in the pic above (little better without shadow)Ray
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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

Those are some meats on the back!!!! Thanks again. I am running 4" b/s and 4.75" b/s as you did originally. I think they will due fine. However, I may have to switch to the 17x9.5s later.
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225 and 255/45-17's on Pony-car Bullitts!!

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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

Anyone running 235/45/17 on the 17x7 wheel? Would like to see some pictures of that as well. Thanks
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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

Rayzor: Do you have any pic's of the tires from the rear or a front shot down the side?
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 05, 08:45 PM
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Rayzor: Do you have any pic's of the tires from the rear or a front shot down the side?
Yeah scroll up to post #3 above.

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Ray, what rims are those? Hopsters?

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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

I running 245/45/17x7 and 255/45/17 x8 on my 67,
dont know how to send pics, but i have a pic in members rides under sixty7rs
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That's what I'm running. 17x8 on front with 225/45-17 and 17x9 on back with 255/45-17.

This is so much fun I can't believe it's legal.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 05, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Anyone running 225/45/17 and 255/45/17?

sixty7 rs

Do you have an issue with rubbing in the front with the 245/45/17? Do you know what backspacing is on your 17x7 wheel?

By the way your car looks great!
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