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Tire bulge/rub - is this bad?

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    Tire bulge/rub - is this bad?

    Ok, I'm currently running 315's in the rear on my 17X9.5 rims. There is a little rubbing which I plan on taking care of next weekend. But also there is a little tire bulge as well. Is this safe?

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    no...315s on 9.5 is not safe. 315s are made for 10.5-11

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    ok thats what i thought. so whats the widest tire you can put on 17X9.5's?

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    prob 275 ..285

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    no...315s on 9.5 is not safe. 315s are made for 10.5-11
    Agreed, go with the 275's for width.

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    ok, now I won't be able to get new tires for a couple weeks. On a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being very dangerous, how safe is it for me to be driving on the 315's?

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    depends what kind of tire...some people have ran nitto's 315 on stock rim for thousands of miles with no problems

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    if there nitto, they run a little bit smaller so you should be ok for a week

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    275/40-17 are meant to be mounted on 17x9 to 17x11 (ideally 17x9.5)
    315/35-17 are meant to be mounted on 17x11 to 17x13
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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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    ok so basically I just need to be really careful and get new tires that fit asap

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    ok so basically I just need to be really careful and get new tires that fit asap
    x2 dont push the tires by any means..

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    im running fatty 295`s toyo proxes 4`s on mine,19x9.5 rim w/out any issues

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    lol will my 305/35/18's nitto dr's fit on a 18x9.5" rim? c5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5andtyphoon View Post
    lol will my 305/35/18's nitto dr's fit on a 18x9.5" rim? c5?
    I'm pretty sure they will but don't hold me to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5andtyphoon View Post
    lol will my 305/35/18's nitto dr's fit on a 18x9.5" rim? c5?
    they'd fit on 18x10.5 C5 rims... not the 9.5

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    not safe at all

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    I say put whatever the hell tire you want on. You might not have any issues at all, but if you get in a wreck and try to post a thread that you flew into a median, don't expect any sympathy. Personally, I think tires and brakes are the most important parts on a car, and buy them accordingly.

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