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will a 315/35-40/17 nitto fit a 9.5" rim?

This is a discussion on will a 315/35-40/17 nitto fit a 9.5" rim? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I ask because I hear the 315mm nitto 555r is a lot skinnier than most 315 tires....

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    will a 315/35-40/17 nitto fit a 9.5" rim?

    I ask because I hear the 315mm nitto 555r is a lot skinnier than most 315 tires.

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    You can.

    I don't like to, but you can.

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    you don't like to? why not?

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    Squeezing a 315 on a 9.5" wheel actually can lower the amount of tread on the pavement. It bows in order to fit onto the wheel.

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    oh, I thought you meant a 315 on a 10.5 wheel, misread the post

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    it'll mount, but not properly.
    you get better traction and wear is you put a 275 on that wheel.
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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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    I suppose I'll go with the 275/40/17 then. If I need a bigger tire, i'll have to get bigger rims

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    isn't there a higher risk of the tire blowing out because there is too much tire being sucked in by the skinny wheel?

    Ive always heard it is a bad idea.

    my buddy got his stock rears widened to 11'' to fit 315s.. may want to look into that if you dont want to spend the cash for new wheels

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    its not a money issue, i just wanted to know if it'd fit, thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post

    my buddy got his stock rears widened to 11'' to fit 315s.. may want to look into that if you dont want to spend the cash for new wheels
    how much did it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnLS1 View Post
    how much did it cost?
    i think it was a couple hundred bucks a wheel.

    Still probably cheaper than buying 4 new wheels to get a new set with 11'' rears.
    Personally I would just buy diff wheels but it does look cool to roll on "stock" 11'' rear wheels!

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    get the 11 inch rim so it fits correct

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