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9.5" wheel width on a 315 tire

This is a discussion on 9.5" wheel width on a 315 tire within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; has anyone tried to fit an 315 tire on a 9.5" wheel. im thinking about getting a set for my ...

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    9.5" wheel width on a 315 tire

    has anyone tried to fit an 315 tire on a 9.5" wheel. im thinking about getting a set for my 9.5" z06 wheels for the rear.

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    im guessing no,i have 295`s on my 9.5 & thats plenty of tire for that size wheel.most will say 275 is perfect

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    I have 285's on a 9.5, but wouldn't go past 295's.

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    275/40-17 should do it well
    315/35-17 are meant to be mounted on 17x11 - 17x13 wheels
    Unless you don't give a rats ass about properly mounted tires and decent contact patch.
    If you want wider tires, get wider wheels.
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    15/35-17 are meant to be mounted on 17x11 - 17x13 wheels
    i disagree.

    we just put some 315's on maxwhacks' Z today on a 9.5" SS wheel. they contact just fine.

    they fit, but you gotta do some 'adjusting' of the inner fender, and prolly roll the lip depending on backspacing.


    ive got some 275's on 11" wheels too, guess thats wrong as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fury_786 View Post
    i disagree.

    we just put some 315's on maxwhacks' Z today on a 9.5" SS wheel. they contact just fine.

    they fit, but you gotta do some 'adjusting' of the inner fender, and prolly roll the lip depending on backspacing.


    ive got some 275's on 11" wheels too, guess thats wrong as well

    yeah, you are wrong. if you match up the wrong tires with the wrong rims it stretches the sidewalls incorrectly, and actually affects your contact on the road. then when you turn your sidewalls dont properly flex, and this will cause poor tire wear, and not to mention the risk of popping the bead.

    i agree, if you want wider tires, get wider rims.

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    Yep, the rims aren't wide enough to fit properly.
    Go to a tire manufacturer page, like Hoosier. They can show you the recommended rim for each tire size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fury_786 View Post
    i disagree.

    we just put some 315's on maxwhacks' Z today on a 9.5" SS wheel. they contact just fine.

    they fit, but you gotta do some 'adjusting' of the inner fender, and prolly roll the lip depending on backspacing.


    ive got some 275's on 11" wheels too, guess thats wrong as well
    you are wrong indeed.
    275s on 17x11 is ok, since most 275/40-17 are to be mounted on 17x9 to 17x11, ideally mounted on 17x9.5

    It's not because something can be done that it's safe and good to do.
    a 315 on a narrow wheel will be buldging, contact patch is not good, can't handle cornering loads properly, you'd be better off with better results on a 275 tire.

    Why don't you start towing cars by attaching them @ your rear bumper ?
    I'm sure some dude has done it somewhere... and he'll vouch that it works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fury_786 View Post
    i disagree.

    we just put some 315's on maxwhacks' Z today on a 9.5" SS wheel. they contact just fine.

    they fit, but you gotta do some 'adjusting' of the inner fender, and prolly roll the lip depending on backspacing.


    ive got some 275's on 11" wheels too, guess thats wrong as well
    315' front view


    rear view.


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    look @ how much the tire is buldging compared to the front one that is properly mounted.
    315s are supposed to look like this while properly mounted:
    Even the fronts are 315s (click for bigger view)




    and some more 315s on properly mounted wheels... no buldging:
    http://www.ls1.com/forums/attachment...7&d=1181621330
    http://www.ls1.com/forums/attachment...6&d=1181621330
    Last edited by Eugenio_SS; 04-13-2008 at 09:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    look @ how much the tire is buldging compared to the front one that is properly mounted.
    315s are supposed to look like this while properly mounted:
    Even the fronts are 315s (click for bigger view)

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    Click for full size

    and some more 315s on properly mounted wheels... no buldging:
    http://www.ls1.com/forums/attachment...7&d=1181621330
    http://www.ls1.com/forums/attachment...6&d=1181621330
    I do see what you are saying ...but are your tires 17"or 18" and are you running 35 or 40 series?I ask this because there are two different types of wheels in some of your pics.

    Oh yes and mud tires don't count j/k you got to admit those are some rough treads on the zr-1's
    Last edited by maxwax; 04-14-2008 at 03:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwax View Post
    I do see what you are saying ...but are your tires 17"or 18" and are you running 35 or 40 series?I ask this because there are two different types of wheels in some of your pics.

    Oh yes and mud tires don't count j/k you got to admit those are some rough treads on the zr-1's
    You took off the Z06 wheels and put on ZR1's??

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    The Z06 wheels need new tires, and the ZR 1's had new tires on them so I put them back on until I could get new tires.

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    I have 275's on my 9.5, but you can fit a 315 on the 9.5.

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    they are right. i put a 315 on my zr1's and not all the tread was touching the ground. WIDER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER trust me get a 275 and gas it!

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    here is the 315 and as you can see its not a good fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwax View Post
    I do see what you are saying ...but are your tires 17"or 18" and are you running 35 or 40 series?I ask this because there are two different types of wheels in some of your pics.

    Oh yes and mud tires don't count j/k you got to admit those are some rough treads on the zr-1's
    mud tires... lol... those grip as much as Drag Radials on the straight and way more on cornering.
    The thread looks a bit awkward and big chunks of rubber, great for response, and the grooves makes them good for water evacuation. Those are Yokohama A032R (2 available compounds, H and S, for hard + soft)

    the 17s are 315/35-17 (same overall diameter as stock)
    the 18s are 315/30-18 (same overall diameter as stock)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99camls1 View Post
    I have 275's on my 9.5, but you can fit a 315 on the 9.5.
    they fit, but not properly.
    You gain nothing from it... you actually have less traction w/ a 315 on a 9" wheel vs same tire in 275 on same wheel... especially when cornering is @ stake

    In the end, ppl do what they want, and learn from the mistakes... all we can do is give advice, and share some knowledge.

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    i went ahead and bought a set of kumhos 285/40/17 for the rear for my new chrome zo6 wheels!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    since most 275/40-17 are to be mounted on 17x9 to 17x11, ideally mounted on 17x9.5
    Why in the world would someone buy 11" wheels and put 275/40's on them?

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