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This is a discussion on Tire recommendations within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I am looking at some new wheels for my car. The front ones are 17x9 and the rear ones are ...

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    I am looking at some new wheels for my car. The front ones are 17x9 and the rear ones are 17x10.5. The front wheels will have 275/40R17s on them, but what size tire can I put on the back ones? The site that I'm ordering them from says I can put the same exact size tire on the back, but I thought the tire should be wider since the wheel is wider. Any feedback?

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    I would use a 295-35-17 or 315-35-17 for the back.

    'They' say for a 315 tire you should use a 11" rim but 10.5 is close enough.

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    yeah I found a chart, and it said 275 was the widest tire for a 9" wheel, and 315 was the widest for a 10.5" wheel. I'm just worried about how it'll look with the sidewall in comparison to the front tires. I don't want the sidewall in the back to be thinner than the front tire.

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    Ditto but why not go with an 11.5 for the rear? they look great.

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    10.5" is the widest out of the wheel I want. plus I don't want to do much alteration to my fender walls.

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