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Anyone try 285/40-17's on the front?

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    Anyone try 285/40-17's on the front?

    I'm looking to buy 285's for all four on a factory 17x9.5 wheel. I want something with a little more sidewall and these fit the bill. Section width is 1/2 inch more than the 275's and 2/10th of a inch taller.

    I'm thinking they'll fit the front fine without rubbing while turning. Just hoping someone would have first hand experience. Thanks.

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    I plan on 285s up front very soon. They will fit fine there are a few guys running 17x11's with 315's up front with no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    I plan on 285s up front very soon. They will fit fine there are a few guys running 17x11's with 315's up front with no problems
    315's up front? i really dont see how those wouldnt rub w/o some serious trimming. not to mention that they would stick out past the fenders. that would be ugly imo

    285 would be nice though

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    Wow I never imagined 315's on the front.

    I'm thinking of the 285's on all four. Just would like a little extra sidewall and these seemed to fit the bill.

    Thanks for the help. I'm going to order next week.

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    [QUOTE=Firebirdjones;1798022]I'm looking to buy 285's for all four on a factory 17x9.5 wheel. I want something with a little more sidewall and these fit the bill. Section width is 1/2 inch more than the 275's and 2/10th of a inch taller.QUOTE]

    I don't think you ever really got your answer so, I am running Nitto NT555's in the size mentioned and the do not rub at all.

    To answer another poster: Sam Strano has run 315's on all four corners and in my opinion they look great, don't stick out at all, and he ran them on the road course so I doubt they rub at all.

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    Thank you. I'll go with the 285's without worries then

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    315's up front? i really dont see how those wouldnt rub w/o some serious trimming. not to mention that they would stick out past the fenders. that would be ugly imo

    285 would be nice though
    Actually, you can fit 335 in the front without any rubbing nor mods whatsoever.
    I run 315s in the front daily and @ the track... under heavy cornering...
    The rear is a different story... there you get rubbing, need to center, hammer, etc... front is plug + play.
    check pix in signature if you want to see what 315s look like in the front.

    no probs w. the 285s.
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    almost stock triple-black 2000 SS convertible with 17x11s on all 4 w/ 315s at the track or on the street with 18x10.5s on all 4 w/ 315s: (1), (2)

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    [QUOTE=blkSS98;1800124]
    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I'm looking to buy 285's for all four on a factory 17x9.5 wheel. I want something with a little more sidewall and these fit the bill. Section width is 1/2 inch more than the 275's and 2/10th of a inch taller.QUOTE]

    I don't think you ever really got your answer so, I am running Nitto NT555's in the size mentioned and the do not rub at all.

    To answer another poster: Sam Strano has run 315's on all four corners and in my opinion they look great, don't stick out at all, and he ran them on the road course so I doubt they rub at all.
    wow. didnt know that. didnt think it was possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    Actually, you can fit 335 in the front without any rubbing nor mods whatsoever.
    I run 315s in the front daily and @ the track... under heavy cornering...
    The rear is a different story... there you get rubbing, need to center, hammer, etc... front is plug + play.
    check pix in signature if you want to see what 315s look like in the front.

    no probs w. the 285s.
    they do stick out of the fender though. doesnt look as bad as i thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    they do stick out of the fender though. doesnt look as bad as i thought.
    actually my 315s are flush to the fender on the 17x11, and tuck slightly in on the 18s.

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    I've had 285's on all 4s for years, never a problem or rub anywhere.

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    Ditto. I've been running 285/40/17 on all four for several years with no problems.

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    Thanks guys. I ordered a complete set in firestone firehawks. We'll see when they come in.

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    285s all the way around here also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinohuey View Post
    285s all the way around here also
    Shucks,,,drive that thing to the Safeway cruise sometime,,,I would like to see how the tires look. Are they on 17x9.5 wheels???

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    I WAS ALWAYS LED TO BELIEVE THAT THE TRANS AM WS6 FACTORY SPEEDLINE WHEELS WERE 17X9" (not 9.5") WITH A 50mm OFFSET,

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    factory wheels are indeed 17x9" but the 285/40-17 still fit in them.

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    what about the 285/35/17 --on a 17x9" ?
    They fit but are they recommended

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstewart View Post
    what about the 285/35/17 --on a 17x9" ?
    They fit but are they recommended
    you will lose close to 1" in overall diameter

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstewart View Post
    I WAS ALWAYS LED TO BELIEVE THAT THE TRANS AM WS6 FACTORY SPEEDLINE WHEELS WERE 17X9" (not 9.5") WITH A 50mm OFFSET,
    is this a fact?

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