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whats the widest tire i can fit on a 8 inch rim?

This is a discussion on whats the widest tire i can fit on a 8 inch rim? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; i have 16x8 stock chrome ta wheels. i have 245 50s right now, but i was wondering if i can ...

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    whats the widest tire i can fit on a 8 inch rim?

    i have 16x8 stock chrome ta wheels. i have 245 50s right now, but i was wondering if i can go wider than that like maybe 275? input would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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    255-50-16 would be it

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    255/50R16 is the biggest common tire made for our wheels. I know MH makes a
    305/40R17. which can stuff on a 8" wheel. Overall width is 8.8". Summit Racing sells them for Drag use. -Tim

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