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Oakvillez3 07-20-2008 07:49 AM

will tire fit rim?
 
does anyone know if a 245/40/17 tire will fit a 7.5" rim? thanks

Mickey Knox 07-21-2008 04:42 PM

doubtful, i have 235's on 8 inch wheels and they are just flush

Mystikal 07-22-2008 12:13 PM

Way past the recommended range. Don't do it.

Oakvillez3 08-01-2008 06:18 AM

what is the recommeded range for a 7.5" rim?

Mystikal 08-01-2008 10:32 AM

205-225. 235 is the furtherest you should push it.

zaatri 07-19-2012 12:47 PM

i say pass the recommended range because you need a grip, i have 8.5 and i fit 275 on them

T.Dot_E30 07-19-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zaatri (Post 1575508)
i say pass the recommended range because you need a grip, i have 8.5 and i fit 275 on them


It wont handle well, unless it's going on the back of a muscle car, I wouldn't do it.

You are better off buying better rubber than trying to fit fat tires on skinny rims.

Axxe 07-19-2012 01:21 PM

I had 225's on a 6" rim, but they were stiff r-comps. Feels like shit and transitions are a sloppy mess as the wheel moves from one sidewall edge to the other. Gripped like crazy though.

crxgsr 07-20-2012 08:47 PM

Okay guys, please have references to backup your claims. fcplm

In the Pirelli Tire Guide book, 7.5" rim is permitted for 245/40/17. Nominal would be 8" to 9.5"

jay01_brown 07-26-2012 03:01 PM

what about a 255/40 on an 8.5 rim?

Dinanstu 07-26-2012 05:12 PM

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=199

Dinanstu 07-26-2012 05:31 PM

Cant edit my post, so here read this article at tire rack.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=198

It depends on the tire itself and what rim it was designed to fit because of the steel belts.
Look up that tire on tire rack and see what wheels are recommended.

Axxe 07-27-2012 04:25 AM

^yeah, if you are running a narrow 245 you might be able to sneak it by, but it's going to look like it belongs on MrT's van.

m_guimont323 08-01-2012 07:49 AM

Can the tire shop mount it ? Probably...

Will you enjoy driving your car.... not likely. You might as well mount a set of 65 series winters on the car if you're going to put a tire like that on a 7.5" rim.

crxgsr 08-01-2012 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m_guimont323 (Post 1577010)
Can the tire shop mount it ? Probably...

Will you enjoy driving your car.... not likely. You might as well mount a set of 65 series winters on the car if you're going to put a tire like that on a 7.5" rim.

So you're telling me that when you are driving, you can actually feel a difference between driving on a 7.5" rim and a 8" rim? please explain what the difference in feeling will be.


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