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This is a discussion on 315? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; can i squeeze 315/35's on a stock ws6 wheel???...

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    can i squeeze 315/35's on a stock ws6 wheel???

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    Not recommended.

    Traction patch tends to be down when you force a 315 on a 9.5" wide wheel compared to a 275 on the same wheel.

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    not recommended for a dd??? or for down the strip???

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    For any car.

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    but they will fit??? or won't they mount???

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    Traction patch tends to be down when you force a 315 on a 9.5" wide wheel compared to a 275 on the same wheel.

    Some will allow to be mounted. It isn't worth it. My statement above is why.
    That...and it isn't safe to push a tire like that.

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    do you know the width of a 315? i saw the diameter table.... wondering if there was one for width? maybe i over looked it??? thanks mr.

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    Different tires will be different widths.

    Most 315's want at least a 10.5" wheel. 11" being the better bet.

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    good deal..... appreciate the input!! thanks again...

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    i just put 295/35/18's on a 9.5 and wouldnt go any wider than that. This is not even recommended though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj3489 View Post
    do you know the width of a 315? i saw the diameter table.... wondering if there was one for width? maybe i over looked it??? thanks mr.
    want a wider tire for my wheel, what will work?

    a quick lookup on tire rack website shows a goodyear eagle gs-d3 with 11.2" of tread width on a 11" rim.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=1

    comparing the same tire in a 275/40-17 on a 9.5" wheel, it has 9.4" of tread width. in theory, putting a 315 on a 9" factory wheel, you are going to pull the sidewall in 2" and lose at least 1" of tread. so, at a maximum, you'll have 10.2" of tread width. going to a 315 as compared to a 275 of the same brand, you are only gaining at most .8".

    now, you can get more tread width staying with a 275 tire, if you pick the right tire. the yokohama avs es100 has a tread width of 10.7" on a 9.5" wheel.

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    I got 315's on my stock WS6 9.5 inch rims and have gone 10,000 miles with no problems so far. They will mount up but it is a real pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj3489 View Post
    but they will fit??? or won't they mount???
    some tires will mount... especially if they have softer construction.
    You won't be able to even mount a Hoosier RoadRace/AutoX tire on a stock rim.

    You still want a tire that is properly mounted on the wheel... although some will mount, they aren't properly mounted on the wheel, providing far from ideal conditions. you're better off putting 275s... or go wider wheels.

    don't get me wrong... i love width, but also prefer doing things right and safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    want a wider tire for my wheel, what will work?

    a quick lookup on tire rack website shows a goodyear eagle gs-d3 with 11.2" of tread width on a 11" rim.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=1

    comparing the same tire in a 275/40-17 on a 9.5" wheel, it has 9.4" of tread width. in theory, putting a 315 on a 9" factory wheel, you are going to pull the sidewall in 2" and lose at least 1" of tread. so, at a maximum, you'll have 10.2" of tread width. going to a 315 as compared to a 275 of the same brand, you are only gaining at most .8".

    now, you can get more tread width staying with a 275 tire, if you pick the right tire. the yokohama avs es100 has a tread width of 10.7" on a 9.5" wheel.
    and losing the strength of the sidewall when cornering due to its mounting position, not having the sidewall being perpendicular to the road. directions of the forces aren't any longer on the designed directions of the tire... hence the reason traction isn't improved, but hindered.

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    i run nitto 555r's dr 315s on my stock ws6 17's. they mounted perfect hook great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krug07 View Post
    i run nitto 555r's dr 315s on my stock ws6 17's. they mounted perfect hook great.
    not really... cause if you mount them on 17x11, you'll see the improvements, hence, not perfect.

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