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Widest wheel a 245/45/17 will fit on?

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    Widest wheel a 245/45/17 will fit on?

    Looking for new wheels soon....

    My car came with some hideous aftermarket chrome 17's, I want to replace them. However, the 245/45/17's on them are in great shape.

    While I really want a 17x9.5 and 275/40/17 combo, if I can run my current tires on the new wheels, I'll just do that and save some money.

    Will the 245's fit on that wide of a wheel safely?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Looking for new wheels soon....

    My car came with some hideous aftermarket chrome 17's, I want to replace them. However, the 245/45/17's on them are in great shape.

    While I really want a 17x9.5 and 275/40/17 combo, if I can run my current tires on the new wheels, I'll just do that and save some money.

    Will the 245's fit on that wide of a wheel safely?

    Thanks!
    yes they will... and be properly mounted.
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    Thanks! That's very good to know. Now I can get my wheels much sooner seeing as I don't need to buy tires too.

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    Wouldnt the rim be wider than the tread in that combo?

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    they will work but probably not look very good
    245/45/17 work perfect on a 8" wheel. not sure what the 9.5" would look like. post up some pics if you get them

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    I'm guessing it'd look something like this


    Tire stretching looks awful IMO.

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    they won't be stretched. they are still properly mounted... we're just used to putting the widest tire that is properly mounted.
    on a 9", we can put from 245 to 275 and be properly mounted.

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    If you blow a tire you may be buying a new wheel to $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Kind of a moot point now. I've decided I want new tires anyway. I noticed one of them has a small bubble in the sidewall, and I seem to have a balance problem. Not sure if it's the tires or the wheels, but I don't want to take a chance that it's the tires.

    Plus, they're only Nankang NS-1's, so they're kind of crappy tires anyway. Although, I'll give them credit for being pretty good in the wet.

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