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    What spec wheels for these tires?

    What spec of 17" wheels do I need to be looking at to saddle with these tires?

    Front: Nitto NT 555 Extreme Performance (315 /35 R17 102W SL BSW)

    Rear: Nitto NT 555R Drag Radial (315 /35 R17 102V SL BSW)

    Would 17 x 9.5 be sufficient?

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    Try this Tyre Size for Rim Size/Width Calculator - What's the best tyre size for my rim?
    Looks like min for a 11.5 is 285 and Max is 315. Also Performance Tire Width | Yokohama Tire Corp.
    I have 275 on a 10.5 and 255 on 9.5
    Would a 315 even fit under the front? You have to roll the fenders to get them under the rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    Try this Tyre Size for Rim Size/Width Calculator - What's the best tyre size for my rim?
    Looks like min for a 11.5 is 285 and Max is 315. Also Performance Tire Width | Yokohama Tire Corp.
    I have 275 on a 10.5 and 255 on 9.5
    Would a 315 even fit under the front? You have to roll the fenders to get them under the rear
    Thanks, I'll check it out. Now that you mention it, I don't think 315 would work in the front. Thoughts on 275 up front and 315 in the back?

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    I run 18X10.5 on all 4 corners with 295/35/18. Anything wider and you usually have to start making modifications to make them fit. Some tires I've seen as wide as 305 fit with minimal problems. At least out back. Usually bump stops hit or some rubbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    I run 18X10.5 on all 4 corners with 295/35/18. Anything wider and you usually have to start making modifications to make them fit. Some tires I've seen as wide as 305 fit with minimal problems. At least out back. Usually bump stops hit or some rubbing.
    So if I went 295 all around, I should be good on not having to modify the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    I run 18X10.5 on all 4 corners with 295/35/18. Anything wider and you usually have to start making modifications to make them fit. Some tires I've seen as wide as 305 fit with minimal problems. At least out back. Usually bump stops hit or some rubbing.
    So if I went 295 all around, I should be good on not having to modify the car?
    Yeah should be good.

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    What are your plans for the car? Street, road racing, etc. I have found with the wider tire on the front in street driving that any imperfections in the road surface the front tends to wonder or follow the tire ruts so to say. If you are planing track days road corse or auto cross then wider is definitely better. Drag racing skinner is better and street driving somewhere in the middle. I have 255-40/17's on the front and 275-40/17 on the rear and I'm happy with how it drives. Everyone has their own opinion on this topic this is mine I'm happy with the stance and handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    What are your plans for the car? Street, road racing, etc. I have found with the wider tire on the front in street driving that any imperfections in the road surface the front tends to wonder or follow the tire ruts so to say. If you are planing track days road corse or auto cross then wider is definitely better. Drag racing skinner is better and street driving somewhere in the middle. I have 255-40/17's on the front and 275-40/17 on the rear and I'm happy with how it drives. Everyone has their own opinion on this topic this is mine I'm happy with the stance and handling.
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    Just for looks and street driving. I currently have the nasty stock 16x8 rims saddled with Nitto NT450 Extremes (245/50) on the front and Nitto NT555R drag radials (245/50) on the back. I like the results I'm getting with these tires, but want more meat and 17" rims and have for a long time now and just want to start doing research on my best options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Yeah should be good.
    Thanks, good to know.

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